Janice Pasieka, MD 

Guidelines Committee Past Chair

Surgical Oncology, University of Calgary

Dr. Janice L. Pasieka graduated from the University of Western Medical School and did her General Surgery Training at the University of Calgary. She then did two and a half years of Endocrine Surgical Training. The first year was spent in Dr. David Hanley’s lab at the University of Calgary, followed by a year at the University of Michigan under the mentorship of Dr. Norman Thompson, which was followed by time at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden with Professor Bertil Hamberger. She then returned to Calgary and has devoted her clinical practice solely to endocrine surgical diseases.

At the Tom Baker Clinic Center, Dr. Pasieka was the driving force behind the development of a multidisciplinary clinic for Neuroendocrine Tumors as well as the Multidisciplinary Hereditary Endocrine Clinic. She is responsible for the development of the only Canadian AAES accredited fellowship program in Endocrine Surgery. Dr. Pasieka has been Secretary-Treasurer of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES), and in 2010, she became the first Canadian and second woman to become President. She has served on the Council of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES), and in 2016 became the Secretary-Treasurer, a position she currently holds. Dr. Pasieka was the Canadian James IV Traveling Surgical Fellow 2006 and was recently appointed to the James VI Board of Directors. In 2007, the Women’s Executive Network named her one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women. Dr. Pasieka recently completed her six-year term as a Governor of the American College of Surgeons.

Her areas of interest (besides running, mountain biking, cycling and hiking and snowshoeing with her dog Kocher) revolve around neuroendocrine tumors, adrenal disease, thyroid cancer and the study of surgical outcomes in patients with hyperparathyroidism. To date, she has 140 peer-review publications, has edited 3 Endocrine Surgical textbooks, and written over 24 book chapters.