MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS
Dr. Carol J. Swallow is RS McLaughlin Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto.
She is a surgical oncologist at Princess Margaret Hospital and a member of the Division of General Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. She graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School and trained in the General Surgery residency program at the University of Toronto as a member of the Surgical Scientist Training Program, completing a PhD in cell biology and surgical sepsis in 1993. After this, she completed clinical fellowship training in Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Surgery and Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto.
Her areas of clinical expertise include retroperitoneal sarcoma, gastrointestinal stromal tumour, gastric cancer, and rectal cancer. Her laboratory research is focused on cell cycle regulation and carcinogenesis.
Dr. Swallow was the Director of the University of Toronto General Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program from 1997-2009, Head of the Division of General Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital and Chair of the Division of General Surgery at the University of Toronto since 2014, and became the Chair of the Department of Surgery at UofT in 2022.
She is also the Chair of the Royal College General Surgical Oncology Specialty Committee, and the President-Elect of the Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology. She is the author of 50 peer-reviewed papers and holds $310,000 annually in CIHR and NCIC grants.