Caron Strahlendorf. MB.BCh. FCP, FRCPC
Head, Division of Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplantation
BC Children’s Hospital & Department of Pediatrics, UBC
It gives us great pleasure to announce that Dr. Caron Strahlendorf has accepted the offer to become the next Head of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplantation, effective September 1, 2014.
Caron was recruited to Vancouver from South Africa in 1999. She currently is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Pediatric Oncology/ Hematology/Bone Marrow Transplant, Department of Paediatrics, UBC. A graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, she has been an oncologist for 20 years since completing pediatric and subspecialty medical training in South Africa, England and Canada. Her research interests are in hematopoietic stem cells and their role in pediatric solid tumors and in medical bioethics and end-of life care. Caron also has a long-standing interest in global health. She is currently pursuing a PhD (Health) at the University of Bath. Among her many leadership roles at BCCH, she is the site principal investigator for the North American Children’s Oncology Group clinical trials network, Director of the Pediatric Apheresis Program, and member (and prior co-chair) of the Clinical Research Ethics Board. Her contributions have been recognized by several awards including the 2013 Cancer Society Volunteer Award of Excellence, the 2013 UBC Pediatric Resident Faculty Mentor of the Year award and in 2014 she was a finalist for the YMCA Women of Distinction Award. We are delighted that Caron has accepted this position. She is enthusiastic about this opportunity for a new leadership role.