Dr. Reid’s primary clinical interest is the management and surgical treatment of breast cancer. She most recently served as the Professor & Chair of the Dept. of Surgery at McMaster University, Canada.
Dr Reid received her MD (1987) and completed her General Surgery Residency training at McMaster University (1992), followed by a Postgraduate Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Reid held the John A. Bauer Chair in Surgery and in 2012 was the first female to be appointed Chair of an academic department of Surgery, in Canada. Prior to assuming that position, Dr. Reid served as the Department’s Associate Chair, Education, a role that encompassed her myriad responsibilities as Department Education Coordinator and Director of Postgraduate Surgical Training Programs.
Dr. Reid has been extensively involved in Education at the undergraduate, post-graduate, faculty and community levels as an invited speaker, instructor, advisor/mentor and a clinical and research supervisor. It was under her tutelage that a number of educational initiatives were advanced within the Department of Surgery, including the International Surgery Desk, and the Surgeon Scientist Program and the Equity, Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee. While she was Chair, the research infrastructure of the Department was enhanced, resulting in more than doubling grant and publication successes over her tenure.