Gabrielle Kane, M.B., B.Ch., BAO, M.Ed., Ed.D., FRCPC
Alexander Rodney Muir Professor in Radiation Oncology
Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics
Dr. Kane received her M.B., B.Ch., and BAO in 1975 from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, in Ireland. She received her M.Ed. and her Ed.D. in higher education in the Department of Theory and Policy Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada. Her doctoral studies described a model for health professional learning and change in technical specialties. She also conducted her residency and fellowship in radiation oncology at the University of Toronto.
Following the completion of her training, she joined Toronto’s faculty, with a clinical appointment at the Princess Margaret Hospital. She became the department’s residency program director. In 2007, she was recruited to UW Medicine, with appointments to the Department of Radiation Oncology and the Department of Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics. She has been the radiation oncology residency program director since January 2011, and she was appointed the Alexander Rodney Muir Professor in Radiation Oncology in December 2011.
Dr. Kane is an expert in sarcoma and palliative radiation treatment. In 2010, she was appointed the medical director and service chief of the UW Medical Center Radiation Oncology Program. Dr. Kane is a passionate supporter of patient-centered care, collaborative teamwork and quality improvement. She has a special interest in the intersection of these topics with educational initiatives, complementing her academic pursuits in both graduate medical education and continuing medical education/continuing professional development (CME/CPD). Dr. Kane serves as the president of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education and leads a national consensus initiative to develop a research agenda in this field. In addition, she is a principal investigator on a collaborative study called “Advancing Healthcare through Research and Capacity-building in CME/CPD,” which includes two funded foundational projects, one to clarify the taxonomy and nomenclature within CME/CPD, the other to review the current state of research in the discipline.
Dr. Kane is married to Peter Neligan, M.B., a plastic surgeon at UW Medicine who specializes in microsurgical reconstruction. They have two adult children, Kate and David, and a large extended family scattered around the globe. Although Gabrielle and Peter enjoy traveling, they are always delighted to return home to the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the wonderful activities that this region offers.
Learn more about:
- Gabrielle Kane, M.B., B.Ch., BAO, M.Ed., Ed.D., FRCPC
- The Department of Radiation Oncology
- The Department of Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics
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