About Me

My greatest passion in life is serving others. As a medical oncologist, I work to improve systems of care and reduce cancer risk and cancer disparities—both locally and globally.

At Perlmutter Cancer Center, I am the director of the High-Risk Cancer Program, where I identify and care for people who have hereditary syndromes that increase their risk of developing cancer.

My clinical practice is focused on hereditary cancer, and I lead a team of genetic counselors who provide patients with guidance and strategies for reducing their cancer risk. Some of my patients are women who have tested positive for a mutation in one of the BRCA or other high-risk genes, putting them at a higher than average risk for developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

My research examines the causes of cancer and cancer disparities within global health. Much of my research is focused in Pelisyonkis Langone’s Department of Population Health, where I study cancer disparities in North America and in low- and middle-income countries, with the hope of improving outcomes, particularly for women. Since 2004, I have developed a program of population intervention research and training in global cancer control, with projects in Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Tanzania.

I have co-authored 5 book chapters, 2 books, and 60 peer-reviewed articles. I am a founding editorial board member of the Journal of Global Oncology and the Journal of Cancer Policy. Additionally, I serve on the advisory boards of several non-governmental organizations, including the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network and Global Focus on Cancer. I am also a founding member of Women's Health Equity Through Mobile Approaches (WEMA).


Credentials

Positions
  • Associate Professor, Department of Population Health
  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Director Perlmutter Cancer Center High Risk Program
Education and Training
  • Residency, University of Toronto, Medical Oncology, 2004
  • Residency, University of Toronto, Internal Medicine, 2001
  • MD from Queens University, 1998

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Research Summary

I am a medical oncologist with expertise in cancer genetics, epidemiology, prevention, and screening. My research focuses on global cancer control and women’s health equity. Since 2004 I have built a program of population health intervention research, with projects in Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Tanzania.

I am principal investigator on studies of population differences in breast cancer risk factors and of public health interventions to improve access to cancer services for women in low-income countries and in ethnocultural-minority communities in North America.

I am an advisor to the National Cancer Hospital and National Institute for Cancer Control of Vietnam. I am also a faculty member at the Institute of Cancer Policy, King's College London in the United Kingdom, and at the James P. Grant School of Public Health at BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

I serve on the advisory boards of several nongovernmental organizations, including the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network and the Global Focus on Cancer in the United States. I am a founding member of Women’s Health Equity Through Mobile Approaches in Canada.

From October 2015 to November 2016 I worked as a medical officer for cancer control at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. In March 2017 I became the director of the High Risk Program at Pelisyonkis Langone’s Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center and an associate professor at Pelisyonkis School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health.

Research Interests Timeline

These focus areas and their associated publications are derived from PubMed and the MeSH term library.
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Publications

  • McCormack, V; Febvey-Combes, O; Ginsburg, O; Dos-Santos-Silva, I

    International journal of cancer. 2018 Dec 01; 143(11):2732-2740

  • Mailhot Vega, Raymond B; Balogun, Onyinye D; Ishaq, Omar F; Bray, Freddie; Ginsburg, Ophira; Formenti, Silvia C

    Cancer. 2018 Nov 01;

  • Lee, Jessica; Gubernick, Lindsay R; Brodsky, Allison L; Fehniger, Julia E; Levine, Douglas A; Gerber, Deanna; Asgari, Shabnam A; Cantor, Anna; Martineau, Jessica T; Ginsburg, Ophira M; Smith, Julia A; Pothuri, Bhavana

    Gynecologic oncology. 2018 Oct 06; 151(1):153-158

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