Dr. Robin McLeod received a B.Sc. and MD from the University of Alberta. Following this, she completed training in General Surgery at the University of Toronto, Colorectal Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, as well as training in clinical epidemiology at McMaster University before joining the faculty at the University of Toronto in 1985. She currently is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a fellow ad hominem of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colorectal Surgery. Dr. McLeod is a Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Health Policy Management and Evaluation the University of Toronto. As well, she is the Surgical Lead of the Quality Improvement and Knowledge Transfer Program in the Surgical Oncology Program of Cancer Care Ontario. She is a past president of the Canadian Association of General Surgeons and is currently a Regent of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. McLeod's clinical and research interests are colorectal cancer, IBD and evidence based medicine. She has led several multicentre Canadian clinical trials in colorectal surgery and has authored over 200 peer reviewed articles and 40 book chapters. Dr. McLeod is also the Chair of the Steering Committee for Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery, an internet journal club jointly sponsored by the Canadian Association of General Surgeons & American College of Surgeons. Lastly, Dr. McLeod holds the Angelo and Alfredo De Gasperis Families Chair in Colorectal Cancer and IBD Research.