Dr. Abha Gupta received her MD at the University of Toronto. She completed her paediatrics residency at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital in New Haven, Conneticut and CHEO in Ottawa before moving back to Toronto to complete her fellowship in paediatric haematology/oncology at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). To complement her training, Dr. Gupta completed a one-year fellowship in Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology with a focus on sarcoma. She is currently cross-appointed as a staff oncologist at SickKids and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
As the Medical Director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program at Princess Margaret, she is working with a team of people to create the infrastructure to ensure consistent and high-quality delivery of information and services to young people with cancer. She is also an integral member of the Sarcoma Team at Princess Margaret and Mount Sinai and is directly involved with research and clinical care for both children and adults with sarcoma.
She is also the Medical Director of the Canadian Sarcoma Research and Clinical Collaboration, CanSaRCC, which strives to foster research for and improve outcomes for patients with sarcoma. She is also currently chair of the Children’s Oncology Group ARST1431 study.
- 1990 Sept.–1994 April: B.Sc. Honours, Biochemistry, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
- 1994 Sept.–1996 April: M.Sc., Immunology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
- 1996 Sept.–2000 April: MD, Medicine, Faculty of, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Postgraduate, Research and Specialty Training
- 2000–2001: Postgraduate Training in Pediatrics Year I, Paediatrics, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
- 2001–2003: Postgraduate Training in Paediatrics Year II, III, Paediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
- 2003–2006: Fellow, Paediatric Haematology/Oncology, Haematology/Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- 2004–2005: Chief Fellow, Paediatric Haematology/Oncology, Haematology/Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- 2006–2007: AFLAC Fellow, Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, Aflac Cancer Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
- 2007–Present: Staff Oncologist, Medicine, Medical Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- 2007–Present: Staff Oncologist, Medical Oncology, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- 2007–Present: Staff Oncologist, Hematology/Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- 2014–Present: Associate Professor, Paediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- 2019–Present: Clinical Investigator, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Research Institute
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
The AYA Program provides personalized, supportive care related to concerns common to young adults with cancer at Princess Margaret. These concerns include fertility, sexual health, school and work concerns, peer support, and wellness.
The Canadian Sarcoma Research and Clinical Collaboration (CanSaRCC) is a group of physicians, scientists and other health care providers across Canada who have joined together to form a team to facilitate interdisciplinary scientific collaborations and perform clinical and translation research in sarcoma.