Lilian T. Gien

Faculty Member

Dr. Lilian T. Gien is a gynecologic oncologist at the Odette Cancer Center, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, in Toronto, Canada. She completed a Master’s of Science in Clinical Epidemiology through the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto. Dr. Gien is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and the Gynecologic Cancer Site Group Chair at the Odette Cancer Center. She has a Status appointment at IHPME, and is also the Director of Resident Research in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Gien is also a Senior Adjunct Scientist in the Cancer Program at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and an Affiliate Scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute. Her research interests are in health services research using large population databases to determine the effects of care delivery on health outcomes in gynecologic malignancies. She is also the Principal Investigator for several trials funded by the US National Cancer Institute. Dr. Gien was awarded the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) Scholar Investigator Award to become a leader in clinical trial development in gynecologic oncology in the United States. In 2021 she was awarded over $1 million by the Department of Defense in the United States for ovarian cancer research evaluating mechanisms of resistance in PARP-inhibitors in organoid models.