In our genes hereditary breast and ovarian cancer
Advisory Committee

Meet the In Our Genes Advisory Committee, a group of health care experts who volunteer their time and expertise to ensure that the information we provide is current, credible and concise.

Dr. Marla Ash, MD, CCFP

Consulting Physician, Cancer Prevention and Screening
Charlotte and Lewis Steinberg Familial
Breast and Ovarian Cancer Clinic
North York General Hospital
Primary Care Lead, Central LHIN
Southlake Regional Cancer Program
Cancer Care Ontario

Dr. Mitch. Brown

Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon
Program Director, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Toronto
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Women's College Hospital

Dr. Andrea Eisen,

Medical Oncologist and Head, Preventive Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre
Chair, GTA Cancer Prevention and Screening Network
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Jaime M. Escallon, MD, FRCSC, FACS

Coordinator Breast Surgery, Marvelle Koffler Breast Center                         
University Health Network & Mount Sinai Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery. University of Toronto
Surgical Oncology, Division of General Surgery

Mary Jane Esplen, PhD, RN

Director, de Souza Institute,
CIHR Scientist and Professor,
Department of Psychiatry,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
University Health Network

Dr. Sarah Finlayson MD FRCSC

Gynecologic Oncologist, OvCare
VGH and BC Cancer Agency
Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia,
Faculty of Medicine

Audrey Jusko Friedman 

Director, Cancer Patient Education and Survivorship
Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network
Provincial Head Patient Education
Cancer Care Ontario

Ophira Ginsburg, MD, FRCPC

Director, Medical Oncologist, Lakeridge Health Network
Assistant Professor (Department of Medicine, Dalla Lana School of Public Health)
Adjunct Scientist, Women's College Research Institute

Heidi Hogg, MSc, CCGC

Genetic Counsellor
Dr. R. Brian Lowry Genetics Clinic
Alberta Children's Hospital

Peter Lennox

Clinical Associate Professor
Program Director, Postgraduate Education
Division of Plastic Surgery, University of British Columbia

Mary McCullum, RN, MSN, CON(C)

Nurse Educator, Hereditary Cancer Program
BC Cancer Agency

Dr. Sandra Messner MD, MSc, FCFP

Medical Coordinator, Clinical Breast Services
Cancer Prevention Program
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Odette Cancer Centre

Kelly A. Metcalfe, RN, PhD

Associate Professor,
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing,
University of Toronto
Adjunct Scientist, Women's College Research Institute

Denise Okrainetz

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Society of Alberta
Past President, Board of Directors

Tara Power, Ph.D, R. Psych

Clinical Psychologist

Kyla Sorel, M. Ed., R. Psych. (AB)

Independent Mental Health Care professional 

Dr. Ellen Warner

Division of Medical Oncology,
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Odette Cancer Centre
Professor of Medicine,
University of Toronto