Dr. Tom McGowan




Nassau, Bahamas

Current position:

The managing director of The Cancer Centre Bahamas and of The Cancer Centre Eastern Caribbean.

Dr. Tom McGowan, obtained a BSc in Physics, and then a MD from Queen’s University in Kingston, graduating in 1985. He interned at McGill University, then worked in a variety of locations within Quebec and Ontario. He returned to study Radiation Oncology, obtaining his FRCPC in 1991. He obtained his MBA from the University of Toronto in 1995.

Dr. McGowan is currently the managing director of The Cancer Centre Bahamas, which has been in operation for 10 years, and of The Cancer Centre Eastern Caribbean, which became operational in June 2015. He most recently was the Head of Radiation Oncology at Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga from 2004 to 2014. He was an IS and clinical consultant on a province wide project to standardize all pathology reports in Ontario from 2005 to 2013. He was the President, Medical Director, and founder of Canadian Radiation Oncology Services, a privately managed, publically funded, department of radiation oncology, which reduced the waiting list in Ontario from 4 months to 2 weeks. He worked at Cancer Care Ontario for 3 years, first as the provincial head of Radiation Oncology and then for the final year as The Executive Vice President. Early in his career served on the board of The Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, and at The University Health Network. He has served on numerous provincial and national committees, and has developed innovative approaches to quality assurance within Radiation Oncology.

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