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Faculty Member

Linda Rabeneck MD, MPH, FRCPC

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Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) 505 University Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X3
Clinical Public Health Division
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  • Cancer Screening
  • Cancer System Performance
  • Health Policy


Dr. Linda Rabeneck, a gastroenterologist, clinician scientist and health care executive, is Vice President, Prevention and Cancer Control at Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario). She is Professor of Medicine and Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and Senior Scientist at IC/ES (formerly the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences) in Toronto.

Dr. Rabeneck received her medical degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC). She completed post-graduate training in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UBC and the University of Toronto. She received her Master’s degree in Public Health from Yale University, where she trained as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. Dr. Rabeneck previously served as Director of the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Toronto, and Regional Vice President, Cancer Care Ontario and Chief of the Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.

Dr. Rabeneck is a leader in health services research and evidence-based health policy. She played a leadership role in launching ColonCancerCheck, Canada’s first province-wide, organized colorectal cancer screening program. Dr. Rabeneck is the author of over 260 peer-reviewed publications, and has made critical research findings that shaped our understanding of the quality and effectiveness of cancer screening.

Other Affiliations and Distinctions

Global Chair, World Endoscopy Organization Colorectal Cancer Screening Committee, 2013-20

Associate Editor, GASTROENTEROLOGY, 2016-22

Director, Board of Governors, Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), 2016-19

President, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, 2017-19.

American College of Gastroenterology Berk/Fise Clinical Achievement Award, 2016

University of British Columbia Medical Alumni Association Wallace Wilson Leadership Award, 2016

Member, Advisory Board, Cancer Screening in 5 Continents (CanScreen 5), International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), World Health Organization, 2019-

American Gastroenterological Association Clinical Practice Section Research Mentor Award, 2019

Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Visiting Research Professor Award, 2020