Paul Karanicolas

MD (Western University)
PhD (McMaster University)

Professional Interests

clinical trials, surgical research methods, oncology trials, quality of life, e-Health innovations


The focus of Dr. Karanicolas’ research is designing and leading randomized controlled trials in surgical oncology. He has spearheaded the establishment of the HepatoPancreaticoBiliary Community of Surgical Oncologists: Clinical, Evaluative, and Prospective Trials Team (HPB CONCEPT Team), a Canada-wide consensus-based framework for liver and pancreas cancer research. The HPB CONCEPT team’s goals are to improve the care of patients with HPB cancers through investigator-initiated research and to provide a forum for developing high-impact clinical trials.

Other Affiliations

  • Surgical Oncologist, Surgical Oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre