Advisory Board

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Ted James, MD, MS, FACS
Vice Chair Academic Affairs
Chief of Breast Surgical Oncology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre
Harvard Medical School

A member of the BIDMC/Harvard health system, Dr. Ted James manages the surgical care of breast cancer patients. He performs advanced breast surgical oncology procedures including oncoplastic and minimally invasive breast surgery. Dr. James also takes an active role promoting quality initiatives in cancer care delivery. He is active in research on improving outcomes in breast cancer surgery, including margin control during breast conserving surgery.

Dr. James employs a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to cancer care and believes that patients should be key members of the treatment decision-making process. He educates patients about their diagnosis and addresses their treatment priorities. He believes that care must also be compassionate and focus on the entire person including their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

In addition to his medical and surgical training, Dr. James obtained a Health Care Management degree from Harvard. Dr. James is also faculty at Harvard Medical School and serves in leadership roles with the Commission on Cancer and American Cancer Society. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of the Society of Surgical Oncology and American Society of Breast Surgeons.

 


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Frank Prendergast, MD
Former Director of the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Prendergast has held senior positions within Mayo Clinic: Chair, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Director for Research, Mayo Clinic Rochester,‘89-‘92. Member of the Board of Governors for Mayo Clinic in Rochester; Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees,‘92-‘09; Mayo Clinic’s Board of Governors, ‘99-‘06. Mayo Distinguished Investigator, Emeritus Director of the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center and Emeritus Director of Mayo Center for Individualized Medicine.
 
Frank also served extensively for the National Institutes of Health, Board of Advisors for Division of Research Grants; National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council; Board of Scientific Advisors of National Cancer Institute; National Cancer Advisory Board.
 
He has received the following honors and awards: Rhodes Scholarship; DSc Purdue University and University West Indies, Outstanding Graduate from University West Indies; Outstanding Graduate College of Biological Sciences from University of Minnesota; Musgrave Gold Medal Institute of Jamaica.
 
Frank holds a medical degree with honors from University of West Indies; Oxford University Rhodes Scholar M.A. degree in physiology. After internal medicine residency at Mayo Clinic, he obtained the Ph.D. degree in biochemistry at University of Minnesota/Mayo Graduate School.

 


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Hank Schmidt, MD
Surgical Oncology and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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Brian Wilson, PHD
Head, Div of Biophysics & imaging, Ontario Cancer Institute, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre


Dr. Wilson leads an internationally recognized R&D program in optics-based biomedical applications, with a primary translational / clinical focus. Dr. Wilson has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers in basic, translational and clinical research, and has trained more than 60 graduate students and postdoctoral and clinical fellows. He holds or has held several international Visiting Appointments (Harvard, USA; Saõ Paulo, Brazil; Fujian, China; Western Australia) and is involved in many national and international collaborations.


Gordon Cheung, MD
Radiologist, Medical Director of MRI/CT at CML Healthcare

Dr. Cheung is Medical Director of MRI/CT at CML HealthCare, one of the largest medical imaging practices in Canada. He is Consultant in Medical Imaging, Division of Neuroradiology and Interventional Neuroradiology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. From 1990 to 2003, Dr. Cheung was the Clinical Director of MRI at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Cheung is also an entrepreneur, a founding partner of TUC Managed IT Solutions, and a founder of Excelion Technology.