Dr. Tsao is a Consultant Thoracic Pathologist and Senior Scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, and the M. Qasim Choksi Chair in Lung Cancer Translational Research at the University of Toronto. Dr. Tsao received his B.Sc. from the Simon Fraser University and M.D. from the University of British Columbia. He trained as an Anatomic Pathologist at McGill University, and as an experimental pathologist at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill. He was a past faculty member in the Department of Pathology at McGill University and the Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Canada.
Dr. Tsao is a member and Past Chair of the IASLC Pathology Committee, a member of the IASLC Staging and Prognostic Factor Committee, and a co-editor of the IASLC Atlas of ALK Testing in Lung Cancer. He was a past Associate Editor of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology and past Editorial Board member of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Dr. Tsao is the Chair of the Correlative Science and Tumor Biology Committee of the NCIC Clinical Trials Group. He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed manuscripts. His clinical and translational research interests include prognostic and predictive factors, including gene expression signature and genomic pathology in non-small cell lung cancer, and standardization of molecular testing in lung cancer.
Dr. Tsao was the recipient of the 2015 Mary Matthews Pathology Award from the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), and the 2011 O. Harold Warwick Award from the Canadian Cancer Society.