Dr. McCart completed medical school and General Surgery training at the University of Western Ontario. During residency she undertook research studying p53 mutations in esophageal cancer and obtained her MSc in Pathology in 1995. Following residency she completed a surgical oncology fellowship focused on regional therapies of cancer at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda Maryland. While there she also did post-doctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. David Bartlett, investigating gene and viral therapies for cancer. Dr. McCart moved to Toronto in 2001, where she is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery and an Affiliated Scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute. Her clinical interests include treatment of peritoneal malignancies and gastrointestinal surgical oncology. Her research laboratory is developing novel viral-based therapeutics for peritoneal and other malignancies.