Max Rady College of Medicine
General Surgery
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
Dr. Richard Nason graduated with high academic standing from Dalhousie University in 1979 with a medical doctorate.  Postgraduate training included a Head and Neck Surgery Diploma at Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, New York.  In 1990 he completed a fellowship in advanced Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery, Joint Council for Approval of Advanced Training in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery.

In 1993, Dr. Nason was welcomed as Active Staff member in Surgical Oncology and Head and Neck Surgery at Health Sciences Centre and CancerCare Manitoba (Manitoba Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation).  Since 1997, he has been Surgical Oncology Head, CancerCare Manitoba and University of Manitoba.  Dr. Nason became Associate Professor, University of Manitoba in 1998.  He chaired the Head and Neck Disease Site Group CancerCare Manitoba from 1999-2004, and chairs the Quality Management Committee, Head and Neck Disease Site Group in 2003.  He has served as Coordinator, Department of Surgery for Surgery Grand Rounds, Health Sciences Centre and the Visiting Professor Program, University of Manitoba since 1994.  In 2004, Dr. Nason became Chair, Examination Board in General Surgery, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and Member-Specialty Committee in General Surgical Oncology.  Dr. Nason was appointed President Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology in 2005.
Currently, Dr. Nason is a Member of the Medical Staff Executive Committee, Health Sciences Centre, the Records and Access Committee, CancerCare Manitoba, and Chief, Green Surgical Service, Health Sciences Centre.  Involvement in professional societies includes the Society of Head and Neck Surgeons, the American Head and Neck Society and the Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology.

Dr. Nason is an avid researcher.  He received the Research Prize, American College of Surgeons for the Alberta Chapter in 1985 and for the Western New York Chapter in 1987.  Presently, he is principal investigator, ACSOG Z036, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma.  

If you would like to reach Dr. Richard Nason, please contact his offices at:

Section of General Surgery   
GF431 - 820 Sherbrook Street    
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1R9     

Telephone: (204)787-3125 or  (204)787-1767
Fax:  (204)787-4063   

CancerCare Manitoba
ON1192 - 675 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3E 0V9

Telephone:   (204)787-4193
Fax  (204)786-0625

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