Doug Strother

Dr. Douglas Strother



Associate Professor Emeritus

Cumming School of Medicine

Child Health & Wellness Researcher

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute

Contact information

Web presence

Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 955-7272


Educational Background

B.A. Economics, University of Nebraska, 1978

Doctor of Medicine Medicine, University of Nebraska, 1982


Areas of Research

Novel Therapeutics

Doug Strother's research is primarily focused on clinical trials of promising new treatments for several childhood cancers. In addition to neuroblastoma, he is particularly interested in developing better treatments for pediatric brain tumors such as medulloblastoma and atypical/teratoid rhabdoid tumors of the central nervous system. He serves as Co-Principal Investigator for two Children's Oncology Group studies for children with brain tumors.

Participation in university strategic initiatives


  • award, 2011
  • CMSA Letter of Excellence in Teaching Award for Course VI (Human Development and Reproduction), 2008
  • Fellowship, 2008
  • Best Doctor in Canada, 2007
  • award, 2006
  • Research award, 2006
  • Gold Star Award, 2005
  • award, 2004
  • award, 1999
  • award, 1998
  • The Best Doctors in America, 1998
  • Third Prize, Clinical Research, 1998
  • award, 1997
  • The Best Doctors in America- Central Region, 1996
  • American Cancer Society Clinical Fellowship, 1987
  • award, 1987