Dr. Geoff Porter

Dr. Geoff Porter

Dr. Geoff Porter

Dalhousie Medical School, Cancer


Professor, Departments of Surgery and Community Health & Epidemiology
Gibran and Jamile Ramia – QEII Health Sciences Centre Chair in Surgical Oncology Research
Clinical Head, Capital Health Cancer Care Program National Project Lead, Breast Cancer Synoptic Reporting, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC)


Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine, Capital Health

Research Interests

Clinical and health services research to improve access to and quality of surgical care for cancer patients.

Improving access and quality

As a surgeon and clinical head of Capital Health’s Cancer Care Program, Dr. Geoff Porter knows time is of the essence when diagnosing and treating cancer. His research aims to find and remove roadblocks that might hinder a patient’s access to timely, high-quality care in Nova Scotia. At the same time, he’s working to improve the quality of cancer surgery Canada-wide, as national leader of the breast cancer Synoptic Reporting Tools Project, a $1.2-million project funded by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.

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