Dr. Nancy Baxter obtained her MD from the School of Medicine at the University of Toronto and then completed her PhD in Clinical Epidemiology from the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto. She trained extensively as a medical physician and completed her board certification in colon and rectal surgery.
Dr. Baxter is the Head of the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. She continues to maintain her appointment as Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. She is an affiliate scientist with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital and a Senior Adjunct Scientist in the Cancer Theme Group with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.
She is a clinical epidemiology and health services researcher interested in the effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening, long-term survivorship of cancer survivors and quality of surgical care. She has extensive experience in the use of administrative data and cancer registry data to evaluate long-term consequences of cancer care for adults.