October 21, 2002


WORCESTER, Mass.— Ciaran J. McNamee, MD, has joined the staff of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center from his most recent appointment as clinical scholar at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. He will also hold a faculty appointment at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, the academic partner of UMass Memorial. 


A native of Watford, England, McNamee received his undergraduate and medical degrees from McGill University. He then served his residency in general surgery at the University of Toronto, completed his residency at the University of Alberta, and served his fellowship in thoracic surgery at the Health Sciences Center at the University of Manitoba. From 1994 - 2001, McNamee was a consultant thoracic surgeon at the Cross Cancer Institute and at the University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta. He also served as an assistant clinical professor at the University of Alberta and, from 2000-2001, as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Oncology at the Cross Cancer Institute.


In addition to his clinical duties, McNamee has pursued a research interest in cancer control through molecular biology, publishing some 20 articles in prestigious journals including the Journal of Surgical Oncology, Respiratory Medicine and the Canadian Journal of Surgery. 


UMass Memorial Health Care is central Massachusetts’ largest not-for-profit health care delivery system, covering the complete health care continuum with teaching hospitals, affiliated community hospitals, freestanding primary care practices, ambulatory outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, hospice programs, a rehabilitation group and mental health services.  UMass Memorial is the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.


The University of Massachusetts Medical School is one of the fastest growing medical schools in the country, attracting more than $134 million in research funding annually.  A perennial top ten finisher in the annual US News & World Report ranking of primary care medical schools, UMMS comprises a medical school, graduate school of nursing, graduate school of biomedical sciences and an active research enterprise, and is a leader in health sciences education, research and public service.



Alison Duffy, 508-856-2000