Georg Bjarnason

Dr. Georg Bjarnason

medical oncologist, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, Toronto


Dr. Georg Bjarnason received his MD degree from the University of Iceland in 1979. He moved to Canada in 1983, completing Internal Medicine training at Queen’s University followed by Medical Oncology and Clinical Pharmacology training at the University of Toronto. He has been a Medical Oncologist at Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre since 1990 and is currently Associate Professor at The University of Toronto, Senior Scientist in The Cancer Research Program at Sunnybrook and the inaugural recipient of The Anna-Liisa Farquharson Chair in Renal Cell Cancer Research. His basic research has focused on the impact of circadian rhythms in human biology and cancer medicine. His clinical work /research has focused on patients with Kidney Cancer for over 20 years.

Funded Projects

Analyzing Renal Papillary adenomas to elucidate the early tumorigenic events of Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma and their possible correlation with kidney progenitor cells »

Research Specialties

Research Interests

  • Urological

Contact for Collaboration

Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre
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