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Champlain Regional Cancer Program

The Champlain Regional Cancer Program oversees the quality and delivery of cancer services for the residents of Ottawa, Renfrew, Lanark, Prescott and Russell, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.

Service Partners

The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Program

The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Program is a comprehensive cancer program serving the population from Deep River to Hawkesbury and down to Cornwall. The program’s staff and physicians provide leadership in a network of stakeholders, healthcare professionals and organizations across the region. The purpose of this regional program is to ensure care is delivered according to provincewide quality cancer standards and to provide care close to home when possible (e.g., cancer screening, surgery, chemotherapy, follow-up care and end-of-life care).

As the “hub” of this Regional Cancer Program, The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) operates a cancer centre with 2 sites – at the General Campus of TOH, as well as the Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre located on the grounds of the Queensway Carleton Hospital. The centre is a treatment and research facility that brings together doctors, nurses, researchers and other healthcare professionals – all committed to improving care, finding new treatments and enhancing the quality of life of cancer patients.

Partner Hospitals


Cancer Care Ontario Regional Vice-President, Champlain Regional Cancer Program

Dr. Debra Bournes

Dr. Debra Bournes

Dr. Debra Bournes, is the hospital’s Vice-President of Clinical Programs – cancer, perioperative services, medical imaging, pathology and laboratory medicine. 

Regional Leads

Regional Leads in the Champlain Regional Cancer Program

  • Surgical Oncology
    Dr. Michael Fung Kee Fung
  • Systemic Treatment Quality
    Dr. Garth Nicholas
  • Radiation Treatment
    Dr. Jason Pantarotto
  • Primary Care, Screening
    Dr. Lee Donohue
  • Primary Care, Clinical
    Dr. Rowan Declan
  • Breast Imaging
    Dr. Jean Seely
  • Colorectal Screening/GI (Gastrointestinal) Endoscopy
    Dr Alaa Rostom
  • Cervical Screening/Colpscopy
    Dr. Susan McFaul
  • Cancer Imaging
    Dr. Blair Macdonald
  • Pathology
    Dr. Harman Sekhon
  • Aboriginal Cancer Program
    Dr. Treena Greene
  • Ontario Cancer Symptoms Management Collaborative (OCSMC)
    Lynne Jolicoeur
  • Psychosocial Oncology
    Carolyn Andrews
  • Patient & Family Experience & Engagement
    Katelyn Balchin
  • Patient Education
    Janelle Desjardins
  • Oncology Nursing
    Tennille Lecours
  • Palliative Care Multidisciplinary Clinical Co-Leads
    Dr. Jill Rice, Gwen Barton

Steering Committee

Regional Steering Committee Members

  • Dennis Garvin, Director, Champlain Regional Cancer Program & Committee Co-Chair
  • Craig Ivany, CEO, EORLA

Arnprior Regional Health Hospital

  • Eric Hanna, CEO

Cornwall Community Hospital

  • Jeanette Despatie, President & CEO

Kemptville District Hospital:

  • Frank Vassallo, President & CEO

Pembroke Regional Hospital:

  • Pierre Noel, President & CEO

Renfrew Victoria Hospital & St. Francis Memorial Hospital:

  • Randy Penney, President & CEO

Winchester & District Memorial Hospital:

  • Cholly Boland, President & CEO

Hawkesbury District General Hospital:

  • Marc LeBoutillier, CEO

Hôpital Montfort:

  • Dr. Bernard Leduc, President & CEO

Queensway Carleton Hospital:

  • Tom Schonberg, President & CEO

Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital:

  • Mary Wilson-Trider, CEO

Champlain Community Care Access Centre:

  • Catherine Butler, Vice-President, Client Services

Ontario East Region, Canadian Cancer Society:

  • Heather Gray, Regional Director

Public Health:

  • Hilda Chow, Program Manager, Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention Program
  • Gillian Connelly, Branch Manager, Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Branch

Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN):

  • Cal Martel, Vice President, Integration 

Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program Council:

  • Nadine Valk
  • Dr. Treena Greene, Regional Lead, Aboriginal Cancer
  • Gwen Barton, Regional Co-Lead, Palliative Care
  • Dr. Jill Rice, Regional Co-Lead, Palliative Care
  • Dr. Michael Fung Kee Fung, Regional Lead, Surgical Oncology and Medical Director, Champlain Regional Cancer Program
  • Dr. Jason Pantarotto, Regional Lead, Radiation
  • Dr. Lee Donohue, Regional Lead, Primary Care (Cancer Screening)
  • Dr. Declan Rowan, Regional Lead, Primary Care (Cancer Care)
  • Dr. Blair Macdonald, Regional Lead, Cancer Imaging
  • Dr. Diponkar Banerjee, Regional Lead, Pathology
  • Dr. Jean Seely, Regional Lead, Breast Imaging
  • Dr. Susan McFaul, Regional Lead, Colpsocopy/Cervical Screening
  • Dr. Garth Nicholas, Regional Lead, Systemic Treatment Quality
  • Dr. Alaa Rostom, Regional Lead, Colorectal Screening/GI (Gastrointestinal) Endoscopy

Bruyere Continuing Care

  • Debbie Gravelle, Senior Vice-President, Clinical Programs, Chief Nursing Executive & Allied Health