Crystal Hann Radiation Oncologist, SBRT and Neuro Oncology Programs, Jurvanski Cancer Center, Canada.
I am a physician with specialization in Radiation Oncology and I have recently accepted a staff position at the Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton Ontario Canada. My clinical area of expertise is primarily in paediatric oncology and neuro- oncology, as well as upper GI malignancies. To date my academic interests have been focused on both clinical research as well and health systems and policy based research. I currently hold a Masters in Health Services Administration from Dalhousie University, and it is this background that has shaped my approach to clinical training as well as an appreciation for the multi dimensional challenges facing our health system.
My affiliation with McMaster began in 2006 when I started my residency training in Radiation Oncology in Hamilton. From the very beginning I was drawn to McMaster for its? innovative approach to both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. I have always been intrigued and appreciative of the educational strategies that McMaster has pioneered that are founded on strong evidence based research from cognitive psychology.
As I completed my residency in 2011 and moved onto fellowship training at the Princess Margaret Hospital, I began been contemplating the pursuance of further training in educational research and becoming involved as a contributing clinician educator both within my department and more broadly. This opportunity provides me a unique opportunity to contribute to the larger research community.
I see there being many benefits to becoming a member of the Editorial Board as a young faculty member, including enhancing my personal educational and research expertise