Linda Rabeneck, MD’74

Linda Rabeneck, MD'74

Linda Rabeneck, MD’74

As the Vice-President, Prevention and Cancer Control, Dr. Rabeneck oversees Cancer Care Ontario’s prevention, screening, research and surveillance programs. Dr. Rabeneck is also a Professor in the Department of Medicine, at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She is also a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) in Toronto. She is a gastroenterologist and clinician scientist.

Dr. Rabeneck played a leadership role in launching ColonCancerCheck in Ontario, Canada’s first organized, province-wide colorectal cancer screening program.

Dr. Rabeneck leads an active research program focusing on the quality and effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening, and has authored approximately 200 peer-review publications. She currently serves as Global Chair of the World Endoscopy Organization (WEO) Colorectal Cancer Screening Committee, which meets annually in the US and in Europe to facilitate sharing of new knowledge and best practices in colorectal cancer screening around the world.

Dr. Rabeneck has received several awards including a “Women’s Health Hero” Award from Chatelaine magazine in 2004 and the distinction of Master of the American College of Gastroenterology in 2007. In 2007, Dr. Rabeneck was the honoree at the annual Colon Cancer Canada Gala of Hope, held in Toronto. In 2008, Dr. Rabeneck was the recipient of the Achievement, Commitment and Excellence (ACE) Award given to the ColonCancerCheck program team by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Dr. Rabeneck was elected to Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2012.

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