Born in Gdansk, Poland, Dr. Gospodarowicz is a medical graduate of the University of Toronto. She earned specialty certifications in internal medicine, radiation oncology and medical oncology, and in 1978, joined the staff at Princess Margaret Hospital. In 2001, Dr. Gospodarowicz was named chief of the Radiation Medicine Program, and in 2005, she was appointed medical director of Princess Margaret Hospital, as well as regional vice-president of Cancer Care Ontario.
A member of the University of Toronto medical faculty since 1981, Dr. Gospodarowicz recently completed two terms as professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology. She has an active clinical practice in which she treats patients with lymphomas and genitourinary cancers. She is the author of more than 250 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, with her research interests including clinical trials evaluating radiation therapy in cancer treatment, image-guided precision radiotherapy, and survivorship.
Her numerous roles at the provincial, national and international levels have included president of the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology and chair of the Canadian Committee on Cancer Staging. She is an honorary fellow of the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists, a fellow of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, and honorary member of the European Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.
- Medical Director, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto; Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology until 2012
- Immediate Past president of the Union for International Cancer Control