Welcome to our newest fellows!
We have been welcoming fellows throughout the fall, as some incoming trainees have experienced delays due to the ongoing health crisis.
JC Kennetth Jacinto
JC Kennetth Jacinto completed a BSc in Nursing, followed by his MD at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in Manila, Philippines in 2014. Before commencing his Radiation Oncology residency at the Benavides Cancer Institute, University of Santo Tomas Hospital, JC was a postgraduate intern in the Department of Health in the Philippines. During his residency, JC also completed a Cancer Prevention Fellowship at the NCI as well as a UICC Technical Fellowship at Moffitt Cancer Centre in Tampa, Florida. JC recently joined RMP as a Fellow in the Head and Neck site group. He strives to improve cancer prevention, early detection, management, and cancer surveillance utilizing evidence-based medicine. JC is looking forward to his fellowship as head and neck RMP in Princess Margaret Hospital is one of the top, if not the best in the world. JC is also excited to explore Toronto, visit national parks, and experience the four seasons of Canada!
Leticia is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she completed her medical studies. She has been living in Israel for the past 9 years, where she undertook residencies in radiation oncology at Soroka Hospital in Beersheva and at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv. She is passionate about learning the approach to oncology in different countries, and meeting and treating patients from different cultures and backgrounds. Leticia is very excited to begin this new challenge, and especially to work with such a diverse team of doctors and fellows.
Dr. Melinda Mushonga is a practicing Clinical Oncologist from Zimbabwe with an interest in breast cancer, palliative care and global oncology. Her research is focused on work that results in access to breast cancer treatment, strengthening existing efforts in advancing evidence-based cost-effective treatments with a special focus on radiotherapy de-escalation commensurate with diverse biology of breast cancer without compromising outcomes. Melinda is an enthusiastic cancer advocate who works closely with Cancerserve Foundation Trust, an organization that raises awareness of cancer and assists in securing resources for treatment.
Inmaculada is from Spain. She has completed her training period in Radiation Oncology in May 2019, and worked after that in an International Clinic of Radiation Oncology as physician. Dr. Navarro is working on her Ph.D. about Hypofractionation scheme and prognosis of BCRA2 in Prostate Cancer. Throughout her academic experiences, she has developed a strong interest in scientific research, cancer treatment, and dealing with the patient. Her future career goals include a clinical practice with a significant research component. She expects that this fellowship experience will provide an excellent opportunity to continue her career.
Mark completed residency at Western Ontario in June 2020 after completing medical school at Dalhousie University. He completed a master’s degree in cancer epidemiology at Dalhousie University, and is eager to continue pursuing clinical research. He is married with two energetic boys who are turning 4 and 2 in the fall. Keep an eye out for him cycling to Sunnybrook year-round!
Rachel completed her Radiation Oncology residency at the University of Toronto. She completed a Master of Science in Systems Leadership and Innovation concurrently with residency. She is interested in clinical, translational, and health services research.
Originally Polish, Paola was born in Germany and lived in Spain for the last 15 years. She graduated from medical school at the University of Navarra in 2015 and decided to specialize in Radiation Oncology, choosing Clínica Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona for her training program.
She has successfully completed the radiation oncology residency in May 2019, also obtaining a master’s degree in clinical oncology and stereotactic radiosurgery. She is currently completing her Ph.D. with a focus on radiation necrosis. Her particular interests include Particle Beam therapy, CNS oncology, and brain metastases treatment. She is also interested and involved in clinical research, having some of the research publications in these areas.
In her free time, she enjoys practicing multiple sports such as rock climbing, skiing, and scuba diving. Paola has always wanted to come to Canada to experience its multicultural environment, beautiful nature, and excellence in medicine. She is grateful for the opportunity and is looking forward to starting her clinical research fellowship at Princess Margaret Cancer Center.
Mariana Petruccelli Lima de Araújo
Mariana was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She finished her residency in Radiation Oncology in 2017 in her hometown and came to Canada in 2018 to start a fellowship in the Women's Cancer program at the McGill University in Montreal, where she specialised in gynaecological and breast malignancies. Following that, she did a second year of fellowship focused on paediatric cancer and sarcomas still with the team at the MUHC in Montreal.
Mariana has a passion for interacting with patients, especially with children. Being able to help the patients and provide them with the best care possible gives her great joy.
She is excited to start this new year of fellowship learning more about Paediatric Radiation Oncology and to also get to know the people and the city of Toronto better!
Michael grew up in Toronto and London, Ontario, and completed medical school at McGill University. He completed radiation oncology residency training at the Cross Cancer Institute and University of Alberta. He is pursuing fellowship training with Dr. Arjun Sahgal, and will treat patients with primary central nervous system (CNS) tumors, brain metastases, bone metastases, and other oligo-metastatic disease, using Gamma Knife-based and Linac-based radiosurgery platforms, and MR-Linac platforms. His other research interests include medical education, precision medicine, and clinical outcomes research.