Profile of Dr. Mark Clemons

Dr. Mark Clemons is a medical oncologist at the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, a clinical investigator at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and an associate professor with the University of Ottawa’s Department of Medicine. 

Dr. Clemons received his medical oncology training in the United Kingdom and Canada. He was previously the head of Breast Medical Oncology at the Princess Margaret Hospital, in Toronto, before coming to The Ottawa Hospital in 2009. He is world-renown as one of the leading breast cancer researchers-clinicians.  Dr. Clemons has led dozens of clinical trials, evaluating strategies to improve the management and treatment of breast cancer. He is passionate about the role that research plays in helping his patients deal with the diagnosis and treatment options available to them. He wants to provide cancer patients with tailored therapies that have the fewest side effects and offer the best possible outcome. Ultimately, Dr. Clemons goal is to improve the care of patients with early stage, locally advanced, and metastatic breast cancer.

Dr. Clemons was recently the winner of the 2013 Dr. Michel Chrétien Researcher of the Year Award for his work looking at how performing biopsies in patients with relapsed breast cancer can change their care.