Lisa BarberaMD, MPA, FRCPC
Associate Professor

Contact Info

T. (416) 480-5000


Odette Cancer Centre - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue
ON, M4N 3M5

Clinical Interests

Oncology health services research, quality of care, Patterns of health care utilization at the end of life, Patterns of care of vulvar carcinoma, Sexual function and sexuality in women after cancer treatment


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B.Sc., University of Toronto
MD, University of Ottawa
MPA, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University
FRCPC, Radiation Oncology


Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Studies Radiation Oncologist, Odette Cancer Centre


Research Synopsis:

  • Population based patient and provider reported outcomes
  • Patterns of care of vulvar carcinoma
  • Quality of end of life cancer care in Canada: a comparison between British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia

Publications and Awards

Recent Publications

Barbera L, Seow H, Husain A, Howell D, Atzema C, Sutradhar R, Earle C, Sussman J, Liu Y, Dudgeon D. Opioid prescription after pain assessment: a population based cohort of elderly cancer patients. In press, J Clin Oncol. 2012 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print]

Barbera L, Fitch M, Adams L, Doyle C, DasGupta T, Blake J. Improving care for women following gynecologic cancer: the development of a sexuality clinic. Menopause 2011 Dec;18(12):1327-33.

Warren JL, Barbera L, Bremner KE, Yabroff KR, Hoch JS, Barrett MJ, Luo J, Krahn MD. End-of-life care for lung cancer patients in the United States and Ontario. J Natl Cancer Inst 103(11): 853-62, 2011.

Barbera L, Seow H, Howell D, Sutradhar R, Earle C, Liu Y, Stitt A, Husain A, Sussman J, Dudgeon D.Symptom burden and performance status in a population-based cohort of ambulatory cancer patients. Cancer. 2010 Dec 15;116(24):5767-76.

Barbera L, Taylor C, Dudgeon D. Why do patients with cancer visit the emergency department near the end of life? CMAJ. 2010 Apr 6;182(6):563-8.

Barbera L., Sussman J., Viola R., Husain A., Howell D., Librach L., Walker H., Sutradhar R., Chartier C., Paszat L., Factors associated with the end of life health service use in patients dying of cancer. Healthcare Policy 5(3):e125-e143, 2010.

Barbera L., Paszat L., Qiu F. End of life care in lung cancer patients in Ontario: A population based description of aggressiveness of care and description of hospital admissions. J Pain Symptom Manage. 35(3): 267-74, 2008.

Barbera L., Thomas G., Elit L., Covens A., Fyles A., Osborne R., Treating Vulvar Cancer In the new millennium: Are patients receiving optimal care? Gynecol Oncol.,109(1): 71-75, 2008.

Barbera L., Paszat L., Chartier C. Indicators of Poor Quality Care in End of Life Cancer Care in Ontario. J Palliat Care. 22(1):12-17, 2006.


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