Accepting graduate students

  • Master’s: No
  • PhD: No
  • Clinical Trainees: Yes

Research themes

  • frailty
  • geriatric oncology
  • lung cancer
  • treatment disparities

Research interests

  • cancer epidemiology
  • frailty in cancer patients
  • older adults with cancer
  • systemic therapy decision-making


  • frailty
  • geriatric assessment
  • health services research
  • lung cancer
  • outcomes research

Research affiliations

  • Affiliate Scientist, CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute (CCMR)

Research groups

  • Canadian Network on Aging and Cancer (CNAC)
  • Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC)

Research summary

Dr. Dawe is interested in the use of clinical and administrative databases to examine outcomes, quality, and disparities in care. He is particularly focused on investigating treatment patterns and outcomes for frail and older patients to identify opportunities for system improvement. From a translational perspective, he is leading a team investigating biomarkers of frailty in patients with CLL.


Dr. David Dawe is an assistant professor in internal medicine at the Max Rady College of Medicine
Internal Medicine.

Dr. Dawe completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology at the University of Manitoba and a Geriatric Thoracic Oncology Fellowship at McMaster University. He has a MSc in Community Health Sciences and has held the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation John Henson Clinical Research Professorship in Population Health and has received research funding from the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.


  • Master of science (community health sciences) University of Manitoba
  • Fellowship, lung cancer, McMaster University
  • FRCPC, medical oncology, University of Manitoba
  • FRCPC, internal medicine, University of Manitoba
  • Doctor of medicine, Queen’s University School of Medicine
  • BASc (Hons) McMaster University Arts and Sciences Program


  • MMSF John Henson Clinical Research Professorship in Population Health Award (2018)
  • CancerCare Manitoba Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology Research Award (2018)
  • CancerCare Manitoba Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology Education Award (2017)
  • MMSF / SBRC Richard Hoeschen Memorial Award (2015)


View David Dawe's ORCID profile for a complete listing or visit his ResearchGate page.

David Dawe's profile

Contact us

Internal Medicine
Room GC430, Health Sciences Centre
820 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9 Canada