MD | Co-Investigator

Dr. Lesa Dawson

Dr. Lesa Dawson, MD, FRCSC, trained in Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Memorial University in St. John’s followed by a fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Calgary and a diploma in Clinical Epidemiology from Memorial. Dr. Dawson worked as a Gynecologic Oncologist for 15 years, becoming an Associate Professor in 2010. She has served on the Newfoundland Research Ethics Board as well as the Clerkship committee both as discipline and university chair. She was an active surgical teacher and was granted the 2005 Association of Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (APOG) Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. Her contributions to cancer awareness and advocacy have included volunteer positions with Ovarian Cancer Canada, Canadian Cancer Society, and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. She is an adjunct professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of British Columbia.