Authors
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery
    • General Surgery
    Staff Surgeon & Division Chief, Division of General Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital
    Staff Surgeon & Division Chief, Division of General Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital
    • Professor, Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and Institute of Medical Science at University of Toronto
    Dr. Baxter received her MD from University of Toronto in 1990. She trained in surgery at the University of Toronto and completed a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology through the Surgical Scientist Program at University of Toronto in 1998. She undertook fellowship training in Colorectal Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in 2001. Dr. Baxter worked as an Assistant Professor in Surgery at the University of Minnesota until 2005, when she returned to the University of Toronto where she is on faculty as an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at St. Michael's Hospital and holds a cross appointment to the Department of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation. She has extensive experience with the use of large databases for studying cancer including cancer registry and administrative data from Canada and the United States. Her main research interests are in the evaluation of patterns of cancer care, investigating non-oncologic factors influencing care, the evaluation of cancer screening and determining the long-term consequences of cancer care for survivors.
    • Complex General Surgical Oncology
    Surgical Oncologist, Mount Sinai Hospital & Princess Margaret Hospital
    Surgical Oncologist, Mount Sinai Hospital & Princess Margaret Hospital
    Dr. Anand Govindarajan is a surgical oncologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital, and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. He completed medical school and a residency in General Surgery at the University of Toronto. During residency, Dr. Govindarajan enrolled in the surgeon-scientist program and completed a Masters of Science through the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Following this, Dr. Govindarajan completed a clinical fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Govindarajans clinical practice will involve the care of patients with gastrointestinal and peritoneal-based malignancies. He is part of the multidisciplinary peritoneal malignancy program at Mount Sinai Hospital. His primary research focus is to study and narrow the gaps between current practice and best evidence in the treatment of these diseases, through the use of health services research methods and knowledge translation techniques. He is also interested in studying quality of life in patients with peritoneal-based malignancies.