Dr. Dawn L. Anderson

Dr. Dawn L. Anderson

Surgery and Oncology


McGill University

VM Med Medical C enter 1538 Sherbrooke West, Suite 1000 Montreal, QC H3G 1L5

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  • Awards, Honours, and Fellowships
  • Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians of Canada – FRCSC
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Clinical Interests
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Education and Training
  • Obtained an MD and BSc(Med) from the University of Manitoba.
  • Completed a General Surgical Residency at the University of British Columbia and worked for 5 years in rural BC.
  • Completed a Surgical Oncology Fellowship at McGill University, and now holds an Assistant Professor position there.
  • Based at St. Mary’s Hospital, focuses on Breast and Thyroid cancer treatment and research.
  • Involved in resident education and sits on the Residency Program Committees for both General Surgery and Surgical Oncology at McGill.

Dr. Dawn L. Anderson

Dr. Anderson accomplished her MD and BSc(Med) undergraduate research degree at the University of Manitoba. She subsequently relocated to the University of British Columbia for a General Surgical Residency and devoted five years to serving underserviced rural communities in BC. Her journey led her to Montreal, where she secured a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at McGill University, later accepting a role as an Assistant Professor in McGill’s Departments of Surgery and Oncology.

At St. Mary’s Hospital, Dr. Anderson centers her clinical work on the detection and treatment of Breast and Thyroid cancer, underscoring the importance of a collaborative approach with Medical and Surgical Oncology colleagues and actively enrolling patients in Clinical Trials. Beyond her clinical work, she demonstrates a strong commitment to Resident education, serving as the CTU Director at St. Mary’s Hospital and holding positions on the Residency Program Committees for both General Surgery and Surgical Oncology.

Selected publications: 

Anderson DL : A community hospital multidisciplinary thyroid committee: establishment and early results. European Journal of Cancer (Suppl) Volume 3 number 2: 313-314, October 2005

Anderson DL, Prevost M : On-site cytotechnician screening improves efficient management of thyroid nodules. Poster ECCO 14 European Clinical Cancer Conference September 2007

Vuong T, Richard C, Niazi T, Liberman S, Letellier F, Morin N, Hu K, Anderson D, and Devic S : High Dose Rate Endorectal Brachytherapy for Patients With Curable Rectal Cancer. Semin Colon Rectal Surg 21:115-119, 2010 June

C. Pembroke, M. Yassa, C. Lambert, S. Meterissian, F. Tremblay, D. Anderson, J. Keyserlingk, V. Panet-Raymond and T. Hijal : A Single Pre-Operative Radiation Therapy (SPORT) Phase 1 Trial For Low Risk Breast Cancer. Poster presentation at ASTRO, October 2018