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Dr. Nadine Caron, MD

Associate Researcher, Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency
General and Endocrine Surgeon at Prince George Regional Hospital
Assistant Professor–Surgery at UBC's Northern Medical Program
Adjunct Professor at University of Northern British Columbia
Associate Faculty at UBC's School of Population and Public Health.

Phone (250) 960-5155

Research Interests

  • Canadian Health Policy
  • Northern and Aboriginal Health Access
  • Medical Education

Nadine's main research focus involves access to equal health status, health care services and the research that leads to these for our marginalized populations – including Aboriginal, northern and rural. She is currently a member of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Board of Directors, the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Regional Advisory Committee for the Terry Fox Research Institute (BC Node), the BCCA Surgical Oncology Network and was a founding member of the British Columbia Cancer Agency Aboriginal Community Advisory Committee.

Contact Information:

University of Northern BC
Office: 9-354
Dr Donald Rix Northern Health Sciences Centre
Phone: (250)960-5155


B.Sc. Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University
MD, University of British Columbia
M.A. in Public Health, Harvard University
Postgraduate Fellowship in Endocrine Surgical Oncology, University of California, San Francisco

Recent Publications

Bacenas AA, Ricketts CA, Berkowitz J, Caron NR. General practitioner surgery: anyone interested? Can J Rural Med. 2015 Winter;20(1):15-23.

Besserer FA, Caron NR. Patterns of outdoor recreational injury in northern British Columbia.  Wilderness Environ Med. 2013 Dec;24(4):397-401.

Kornelsen J, Iglesias S, Humber N, Caron NR, Grzybowski S.  GP Surgeons’ Experiences of Training in British Columbia and Alberta: A Case Study of Enhanced Skills for Rural Primary Care providers.  Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2012;3(1):e 33-e 41

Olson RA, Nichol A, Caron NR, Olivotto IA, Speers C, Chia S, Davidson A, Coldman A, Bajdik C, Tyldesley S.  Effect of community population size on breast cancer screening, stage distribution, treatment use and outcomes.  Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2012 Jan-Feb;103(1):46-52.

British Columbia Medical Association’s Council on Health Economics and Policy (CHEP) Policy Paper: “Enhancing Surgical Care in BC: Improving Perioperative Quality, Efficiency, and Access” 2011.  My role on this year-long initiative was to bring the perspective of northern, rural and Aboriginal populations to this policy paper regarding design, implementation and evaluation of performance improvement in surgical care in BC.

Nadine Caron's complete publications list including selected links to full text articles.