Faculty Member

Linda Rabeneck MD, MPH, FRCPC

Email Address(es)
linda.rabeneck@cancercare.on.ca
Office Phone
416-971-9800 X 3869
Office Address
Cancer Care Ontario, 16th Floor 620 University Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5G 2L7
Website(s)
Division(s)/Office
Clinical Public Health Division
Position
Professor
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Technology Assessment
  • Health System Performance

Education & Training History

University Education

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

1966-70 B.Sc. (Honours Chemistry)

1970-74 M.D.

Yale University, New Haven, CT

1988-90 M.P.H. (Thesis supervisor: Dr. Alvan Feinstein)

Post-Graduate Education

Rotating Internship, University of British Columbia, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada, 1974-75

Resident in Internal Medicine, University of British Columbia, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada, 1975-77

Resident in Internal Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver General Hospital, Canada, 1977-78

Intensive Care Unit Fellow, University of British Columbia, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada, 1978-79

Fellow in Gastroenterology, University of Toronto, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada, 1979-80

Fellow in Gastroenterology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, Canada, 1980-81

Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1988-90

Other Affiliations

  • Chair, Colorectal Cancer Screening Committee, World Endoscopy Organization (WEO) 2013 –
  • President-Elect, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Professional Summary & Appointments

  • Vice President, Prevention and Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario
  • Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), University of Toronto
  • Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Honours & Awards

  • Chatelaine magazine recipient of one of eight national “Women’s Health Hero” awards for work on colorectal cancer screening, 2004
  • Innovation in Health Care Award (Project Leader for “Building Colorectal Cancer Screening Capacity in Ontario: Development and Evaluation of New Training, Assessment and Licensing Processes for Non-Physician Endoscopists”), Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario, 2006
  • Awarded the distinction of Master of the American College of Gastroenterology, 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, October 15, 2007
  • Honoree, Colon Cancer Canada Gala of Hope, Toronto, Ontario, October 25, 2007
  • Senior Investigator Award, Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, 2008
  • Innovation Award (Team Award), Canada’s First Portable Radiation Treatment Unit, Cancer Care Ontario, 2008
  • Inaugural Merit Award, Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI), University of Toronto, 2008
  • Achievement, Commitment and Excellence (ACE) Award given to the ColonCancerCheck team by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, 2008
  • The Clinical Science Plenary lecture, presented at the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), annual scientific meeting, Chicago, IL, June 1, 2009
  • The Biennial Endoscopy Foundation Lecture, presented at the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) annual general meeting, Liverpool, UK, March 23, 2010
  • 8th Annual Nath Memorial Lecture, presented at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, April 10, 2012
  • Elected to Fellowship, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), 2012

Current Research Projects

  • Drawing on health services research and epidemiologic methods, my scholarly work evaluates health care interventions and health system performance. A major focus of prior and ongoing work is the quality and effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening in Ontario. More broadly, my research focuses on evaluating the impact of using clinical evidence and performance data on health care decision-making and health system performance
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), “Serious Complications of Colonoscopy Among Four Canadian Provinces” (PI: L. Rabeneck), 7/1/04-6/30/06, $100,000
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), “Risk of Advanced Proximal Neoplasm of the Colon in Asymptomatic Adults”, (PI: L. Rabeneck), 1/1/05-3/31/10, $962,659
  • Cancer Care Ontario Access to Cancer Services Innovation Fund, “Development of a Colorectal Cancer Screening and Diagnostic Assessment Initiative in Toronto”, (Project Leader: L. Rabeneck), 1/1/05-9/1/05, $181,530
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), “Effectiveness of Colonoscopy for the Prevention of Colorectal Cancer and Mortality from Colorectal Cancer: A Population-Based Case Control Study”. (PI: N. Baxter, Co-Investigator: L. Rabeneck), 2/15/06-1/14/07, $85,185
  • Cancer Care Ontario Access to Cancer Services Innovation Fund, “Colonoscopy Collaborative Network”, (Project Leader: L. Rabeneck), 4/1/07-3/31/08, $150,000
  • American College of Gastroenterology, “New or Missed Colorectal Cancer after Colonoscopy”, (PI: L. Rabeneck), 7/1/07-6/30/08, $147,400 (US)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), “CIHR Team in Population-based Colorectal Cancer Screening”, (PI: L. Rabeneck), 10/1/07-9/30/12, $2,443,467
  • Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI), “Assessing the Quality of Colonoscopy: Validation of Quality Indicators”, (PI: J. Tinmouth, Co-Investigator: L. Rabeneck), 7/1/09-6/30/11, $165,863
  • Cancer Care Ontario Health Services Research Network, “Investigating the Impact of the ColonCancerCheck Feasibility Pilot”, (PI: J. Tinmouth, Co-Investigator: L. Rabeneck), 3/3/09-6/30/10, $180,660
  • Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) Health Services Research Network, “Investigating the Impact of the ColonCancerCheck Feasibility Pilot”, (PI: J. Tinmouth, Co-Investigator: L. Rabeneck), 4/1/09-3/31/10, $165,024
  • Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), “Validation of Colonoscopy Data Elements from the Colonoscopy Interim Reporting Tool (CIRT) and from the Ontario Health Administrative Databases”, (PI: J. Tinmouth, Co-Investigator: L. Rabeneck), 4/1/09-9/30/10, $200,000
  • Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI), “Improving the Quality of Colonoscopy: Development and Pilot Testing of an Endoscopist Audit and Feedback Tool Derived from Health Administrative Data”, (PI: J. Tinmouth, Co-Investigator: L. Rabeneck), 2/1/2011-1/31/2013, $186,758
  • Cancer Care Ontario, Applied Cancer Research Unit, “SCREEN-NET Ontario”, (PI: L. Paszat, Co-Investigator: L. Rabeneck), 7/1/2011-6/30/16, $1,182,500.

Representative Publications