Dr. David HuntsmanMD FRCPC FCCMGNational Advisory Comittee Member and Guest SpeakerThe University of British Columbia (UBC)Dr. David Huntsman is Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at The University of British Columbia (UBC), a Staff Pathologist at the BC Cancer Agency (BCCA), and a Consulting Pathologist at the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH).
Dr. Huntsman attended medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland from 1984–88 and after completing a rotating internship, practiced family medicine in Labrador for two years. Following his experience in family medicine, he entered and completed a pathology residency and trained in clinical molecular genetics at UBC and subsequently studied cancer genetics at Cambridge University, UK.
Dr. Huntsman is currently the Director of the BC multidisciplinary ovarian cancer research team (OvCaRe), Medical Director of the Centre for Translational and Applied Genomics (CTAG) at the BCCA, co-Director of the Genetic Pathology Evaluation Centre (GPEC) at the Jack Bell Research Centre, VGH, and Associate Director of the Hereditary Cancer Program (HCP) at the BC Cancer Agency.
Dr. Huntsman has active research programs in hereditary gastric cancer as well as in the development of predictive and prognostic tissue based cancer biomarkers of a wide variety of tumor types. As collaboration is critical in his field, Dr. Huntsman happily leads and engages in a wide number of multidisciplinary research groups.