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Antoine Eskander, MD, Sc.M., CIP, FRCSC

Associate scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room M1 102
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-6705
Fax: 416-480-5761

Administrative Assistant: Jennifer Nguyen
Phone: 416-480-6705


  • H.B.Sc., 2006, integrative biology, University of Toronto, Canada
  • MD, 2010, faculty of medicine, U of T, Canada
  • Sc.M., 2014, health services research, Harvard School of Public Health, U.S.
  • Fellowship, 2016, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Canada
  • Clinician Investigator Program, 2016, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Canada
  • Advanced fellowship, 2017, head and neck surgical oncology, and microvascular reconstruction, American Head and Neck Society, Ohio State University, U.S.

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Associate scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Odette Cancer Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Adjunct scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), Cancer Research Program
  • Assistant professor, department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, faculty of medicine, U of T
  • Head and neck surgical oncologist and reconstructive surgeon, Sunnybrook
  • Endocrine surgery lead, Michael Garron Hospital
  • Courtesy staff otolaryngologist, North York General Hospital, Women’s College Hospital and University Health Network

Research Foci:

  • Health services research
  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Quality improvement
  • Access and disparities in care
  • Quality of care

Research Summary:

Dr. Eskander is a head and neck oncologist (including endocrine oncology), and reconstructive surgeon with an interest in health services research, clinical epidemiology and quality improvement. He has extensively studied head and neck cancers, and thyroid cancers in Ontario.

He published an ICES epidemiological atlas in conjunction with Cancer Care Ontario. It describes the extent of surgery and related health services provided to Ontario adults diagnosed with cancers of the head and neck between 2003 and 2010. As an otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon, his interests go beyond oncologic research. He is interested in studying access to care, disparities in care, adherence to guidelines, volume-outcome associations and quality metrics. Ultimately, he would like these studies to lead to initiatives that can improve quality of care and outcomes.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

  1. Eskander A, Hall SF, Manduch M, Griffiths R, Irish JC. The impact of NIFTP on incidence and survival after thyroidectomy in Ontario, Canada: a population-based study. Ann Surg Oncol. In press 2019.
  2. Eskander A, Krzyzanowska M, Fischer HD, Liu N, Austin PC, Irish JC, Enepekides DJ, Lee J, Gutierrez E, Lockhart E, Raphael M, Singh S. Emergency department visits and unplanned hospitalizations in the treatment period for head and neck cancer patients treated with curative intent: a population-based analysis. Oral Oncol. 2018 Aug;83:107–14.
  3. Eskander A, Monteiro E, O'Connell D, Taylor SM, Canadian Association of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology (CAHNSO). Head and neck surgical oncology Choosing Wisely Campaign: imaging for patients with hoarseness, fine needle aspiration for neck mass, and ultrasound for odynophagia. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Jan 8;47(1):2.
  4. Eskander A, Irish JC, Groome PA, Freeman JL, Gullane P, Gilbert R, Hall SF, Urbach DR, Goldstein DP. Volume-outcome relationships for head and neck cancer surgery in a universal health care system. Laryngoscope. 2014 Sep;124(9):2081–8.
  5. Eskander A, Merdad M, Freeman JL, Witterick I. Lateral neck pattern of disease in papillary thyroid cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis by level. Thyroid. 2013 May;23(5):583–92.

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