Dr. Winson Cheung

Dr. Winson Cheung




Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Oncology


Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute

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Office: 403.521.3040

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Educational Background

B.S. University of British Columbia, 1999

Doctor of Medicine University of British Columbia, 2003

Master of Public Health Harvard University, 2009


Winson Y. Cheung, MD, MPH, FRCPC is a medical oncologist and a nationally and internationally recognized health services researcher. He is currently a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Oncology at the University of Calgary where he is the Provincial Director of Health Services Research for Cancer Control Alberta. Dr. Cheung received his medical degree at the University of British Columbia, medical oncology subspecialty training at the University of Toronto and subsequently obtained a Masters of Public Health degree at Harvard University. He specializes in the management of gastrointestinal malignancies. He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including the National Cancer Institute of Canada Dorothy Lamont Award, the Novartis Oncology Young Canadian Investigator Mentor Award, the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer Investigator Award, and several merit awards from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He has secured over 5 million dollars in grant funding.


Areas of Research

Area of Focus
  • Health services and outcomes research
Summary of Research

Dr. Cheung’s primary research interest is health services and outcomes research. His projects focus on understanding the interplay of various patient, physician, and system level factors that drive practice patterns in the real world setting and learning how processes can be modified to better inform care. The overarching goal of his work is to ensure that cancer care is appropriately accessed and delivered to patients. His own research and those of his trainees appear frequently in high impact scientific journals. To date, he has published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He takes great pride in mentoring students, residents, and junior staff, many of whom have successfully developed prolific academic careers.


  • award, 2017
  • award, 2016
  • scholarship, UBC Faculty of Medicine. 2016
  • award, Novartis. 2015
  • award, ASCO. 2014
  • scholarship, 2014
  • award, ASCO. 2013
  • award, ASCO. 2012
  • award, ASCO. 2011
  • scholarship, 2011
  • award, ASCO. 2010
  • award, 2009
  • award, 2008
  • scholarship, UBC Faculty of Medicine. 2008
  • scholarship, 2007
  • scholarship, 2006
  • scholarship, University of Calgary. 2005
  • scholarship, University of Calgary. 2004
  • scholarship, University of Calgary. 2003
  • scholarship, University of Calgary. 2002
  • scholarship, University of Calgary. 2001
  • scholarship, 2000
  • award, 1999
  • scholarship, University of Calgary. 1999
  • scholarship, University of Calgary. 1998
  • scholarship, University of Calgary. 1996
  • scholarship, University of Calgary. 1995