Meet the Team

Meet the Team: Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program

Our team includes surgical oncologists, residents, a Fellow (physicians completing a specialization), a nurse clinical coordinator, and a research coordinator.

Dr. Andrea McCart

Dr. McCart completed medical school and General Surgery training at the University of Western Ontario. During residency she undertook research studying p53 mutations in esophageal cancer and obtained her MSc in Pathology in 1995. Following residency she completed a surgical oncology fellowship focused on regional therapies of cancer at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda Maryland. While there she also did post-doctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. David Bartlett, investigating gene and viral therapies for cancer. Dr. McCart moved to Toronto in 2001, where she is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery and an Affiliated Scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute. Her clinical interests include treatment of peritoneal malignancies and gastrointestinal surgical oncology. Her research laboratory is developing novel viral-based therapeutics for peritoneal and other malignancies.

Dr. Anand Govindarajan

Dr. Anand Govindarajan is a surgical oncologist and associate professor at the University of Toronto. He completed medical school and a residency in General Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Govindarajan’s clinical practice involves the care of patients with peritoneal-based malignancies and gastrointestinal cancers, including gastric, small bowel and colorectal cancer. He is part of the only peritoneal malignancy program in Ontario, which is based at Mount Sinai Hospital. His primary research focus is to study and narrow the gaps between current practice and best evidence in the treatment of these diseases, through the use of health-services research methods and knowledge-translation techniques. He is also interested in studying and improving cancer outcomes and quality of life in patients with peritoneal-based malignancies.

Dr. Danielle Bischof

Dr Danielle Bischof is a surgical oncologist at Mt Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada. Dr Bischof completed medical school and general surgery residency training at the University of Toronto. She then completed a clinical and research fellowship in surgical oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, USA. She obtained a Masters in Health Sciences in clinical investigation from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Heath.

Her clinical interests are in gastrointestinal surgical oncology, including the management of peritoneal based malignancies. Dr Bischof is interested in quality improvement for patients undergoing surgical procedures, including reducing unnecessary blood transfusions.

The Nurse Clinical Coordinator is here to help organize your plan or care, answer any questions or concerns, and offer support.

The research coordinator may be involved with explaining opportunities to participate in studies related to your cancer and also to follow you during the course of your care.

Patients may be connected to other members of our cancer care team, including a Dietitian and a Social Worker.