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Amirrtha Srikanthan, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, DRCPSC (AYA Oncology)
(613) 737-7700

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Amirrtha Srikanthan

Clinician Investigator, Cancer Therapeutics Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Ottawa
Medical Oncologist, Division of Medical Oncology
The Ottawa Hospital

Research Interests


Her research interests include: (1) adolescent and young adult oncology, (2) breast cancer, and (3) sarcoma. 

The focus of her work includes improving the day-to-day delivery of clinical care and survivorship.

Brief Biography

Dr. Amirrtha Srikanthan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, a Clinician Investigator in the Cancer Therapeutics Program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and an academic medical oncologist specializing in Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) oncology, breast cancer and sarcoma in the Division of Medical Oncology at the Ottawa Hospital.

Dr. Srikanthan obtained her MD at Queen’s University. She completed her Internal Medicine training at McMaster University, followed by Medical Oncology training at the University of Toronto. With a particular interest in AYA oncology, Dr. Srikanthan pursued a fellowship in AYA oncology, breast cancer and sarcoma, at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Ontario. She concurrently completed a Masters in Health Administration.

She is currently Medical Lead of the Wellness Beyond Cancer Program at The Ottawa Hospital, and also serves as national chair of the Royal College Area of Focused Competency in AYA Oncology.

Selected Publications

1. Srikanthan A, Karpinski J and Gupta A. Adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology: A credentialed area of focused competence in Canada. Cancer Med. 2022 Jul 13. doi: 10.1002/cam4.5024. 

2. Surujballi J, Chan G, Strahlendorf C and Srikanthan A. Setting priorities for a provincial Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology program. Curr Oncol. 2022 Jun 1;29(6):4034-4053. doi: 10.3390/curroncol29060322.

3. Kassam A, Gupta A, Rapoport A, Srikanthan A, Sutradhar R, Luo J, Widger K, Wolfe J, Earle C and Gupta S.  Impact of palliative care involvement on end-of-life care patterns among adolescents and young adults with cancer: A population-based cohort study. J Clin Oncol. 2021 Aug 1;39(22):2506-2515. doi: 10.1200/JCO.20.03698.

4. Avery J, Mosher PJ, Kassam A, Srikanthan A, D’Agostino N, Zimmerman C, Castaldo Y, Aubrey R, Rodriguez CM, Thavaratnam A, al-Awamer A and Gupta A. Young adult experience in an outpatient interdisciplinary palliative care clinic. JCO Oncol Pract. 2020 Dec;16(12):e1451-e1461. doi: 10.1200/OP.20.00161.

5. Srikanthan A, Amir E, Gupta A, Baxter N and Kennedy K. Assisting with decision making: how standardized information impacts breast cancer patient decisions regarding fertility trade-offs and chemotherapy. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2019 Jun 26. doi: 10.1089/jayao.2019.0027.

Diseases, conditions and populations of interest

Research and clinical approaches