Lilian Gien MD, MSc, FRCSC
Associate Professor
Gynaecologic Oncology
Headshot of Dr. Lilian Gien
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Appointment Status Primary
Cross-appointment: Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation
Clinical Interests
gynaecologic malignancies
Research Interests
Health Services Research, Clinical Trials

Dr. Lilian T. Gien is a gynecologic oncologist in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the Odette Cancer Center, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center. Dr. Gien obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Yale University, and her degree in Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. She completed her residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Western Ontario, and her Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Toronto. During her Fellowship, she completed a Master’s of Science in Clinical Epidemiology through the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto. Dr. Gien joined the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Sunnybrook in 2009, and is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and has an appointment at IHPME. She is currently the Gynecologic Cancer Site Group Chair at the Odette Cancer Centre.

Dr. Gien is also an Adjunct Scientist in the Cancer Program at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and an Affiliate Scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute. Her research interests are in health services research with patterns of care and its effects on health outcomes in vulvar cancer, endometrial cancer and minimally invasive surgery. She is also involved in clinical trial design of rare gynecologic malignancies and is the Principal Investigator for two trials funded by the US National Cancer Institute. Dr. Gien was awarded the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) Young Investigator Award in 2012 and currently is a member of the NRG Oncology Cervix and Vulva Committee in the US. In Canada, she is the Chair of the Gynecologic Oncology Subspecialty Committee at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


Research Synopsis

Research by Dr. Gien can be found under the citation Gien LT.