Sarkis Meterissian

McGill University, Canada


Sarkis Meterissian is a graduate of the McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his surgical residency at McGill University as well as a Masters in Experimental Surgery. This was followed by a 2-year surgical oncology fellowship at the Deaconess Hospital in Boston under the direction of Dr. Glenn Steele. He then completed a 2-year surgical oncology clinical fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston under the direction of Dr. Charles Balch. He is presently an Associate Professor of Surgery and Oncology at McGill University. He is also the Director of the Cedars Breast Clinic of the McGill University Health Center. From 2001 to 2007 he was Program Director of General Surgery and is presently the Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education. Currently he is President of the Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Meterissian's clinical interests are breast cancer, melanoma, soft-tissue sarcomas and rectal cancer. His research interests are mainly in the area of breast cancer where he is interested in gene profiling and the use of microarray technology to determine markers of prognosis and response to chemotherapy. He is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, Breast Surgery International and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He has over 80 peer-reviewed publications and has presented his work nationally and internationally.

Biography Updated on 2 November 2008

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