Our Leadership

The Central East Regional Cancer Program is led by a team which includes a Regional Vice President and clinicians who have taken on the role of Regional Clinical Leads in different areas of cancer care.

Regional Clinical Leads work closely with our partner hospitals to ensure cancer care in our community is aligned with Cancer Care Ontario's goals, standards and best practice guidelines. They also promote collaboration within the region, and work toward improvements in the quality and coordination of cancer care.

Regional Vice President (Interim), Director of Regional Programs
Kirsten Burgomaster

Clinical Director, R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre
Patti Marchand
Regional Clinical Leads

Kathy McLeod-Beaver
Aboriginal Navigator

Dr. James Chiarotto, Scarborough and Rouge Hospital
Quality Lead for Systemic Treatment (Chemotherapy)

Debbie Devitt
Patient Education Lead

Dr. Gus Dotsikas, Lakeridge Health
Imaging Lead

Dr. Medhat El-Mallah, R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre at Lakeridge Health
Radiation Clinical Lead

Dr. Julia Jones
Surgical Oncology Lead

Dr. Hugh Kendall
Colorectal Screening/GI Endoscopy Lead

Darrilyn Lessels 
Nursing Lead

Patti Marchand
Diagnostic Assessment Program Lead

Patti Argier
Psychosocial Oncology Lead

Dr. Antony Raikhlin
Breast Imaging Lead

Dr. Onyenyechukwu Nnorom
Primary Care and Cancer Screening Lead

Dr. Edward Osborne
Palliative Care Lead in collaboration with the Central East LHIN

Dr. Jason Pennington
Aboriginal Cancer Lead

Dr. Nathan Roth
Cervical Screening/Colposcopy Lead

Dr. Katie O’Reilly 
Pathology Lead

For biographies, visit Our Regional Experts