John-Marc Bourque, MD

Dr. Jean-Marc Bourque studied medicine at l’Université de Montréal and radiation oncology at Western University, while also completing a 2-year Global Health Certificate at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

He was the recipient of the CARO-Elekta Fellowship Award and the Royal College Detweiler Award to do a 2-year academic fellowship at Kings College London (KCL) while concurrently completing an MSc. in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in the UK.  He studied the variations in radiotherapy demand and its key performance characteristics with a focus on inequalities.

Dr. Bourque has taken many leadership roles including co-founding the world’s first international body of Junior Doctors under the auspices of the World Medical Association. He serves as the co-chair of the CARO Global Oncology Committee, is a member of the steering committee of the International Cancer Control Partnership and is involved with the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer in system performance.

Dr. Bourque is a former consultant at the International Atomic Energy Agency, United Nations and is currently working as a radiation oncologist in Ottawa treating lung and genitourinary malignancies.  The aim of his research is to better understand disparities in vulnerable and marginalized populations, locally and abroad.  Further, Dr. Bourque is a member of the Institute of Cancer Policy at KCL, while pursuing a PhD in Public Health and Policy at the LSHTM exploring the implementation of cancer policies in different international health systems.

Dr. Bourque will soon transition to the lead ICEC Expert working with medical practitioners at the National Center of Oncology in Yerevan, Armenia. Dr. Onyinye Balogun, a radiation oncologist at Weill Cornell and ICEC Early Career Leader, will shift the lead of the Armenia twinning program to Dr. Bourque as she establishes another twinning program in Nigeria.