Dr. Joseph Ragaz

Medical Oncologist & Clinical Professor
Faculty of Medicine
School of Population & Public Health
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Dr. Joseph Ragaz - Clinical, Academic and Research Activities

Dr. Ragaz is a Medical Oncologist, Breast Cancer Specialist and Clinical Professor at the Faculty of Medicine's School of Population and Public Health (SPPH), University of British Columbia, (UBC), Vancouver, B.C., Canada.


From 2011 to 2012, Dr. Ragaz was the Medical Director of the Breast Cancer Risk Reduction and Prevention Clinic at the University of British Columbia Women’s Health Centre.

In 2008 Dr. Ragaz opened the Vancouver-based Oncology Counselling, Education and Prevention Clinic, dedicated to in-depth counselling of patients with established Cancer and for Breast Cancer Prevention. Problematic issues are frequently discussed with current local, national and international opinion leaders.

From 2003 to 2008, Dr. Ragaz was the Director of the Oncology Program, McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where he helped to expand and modernize the MUHC Oncology activities.

During his 1977-2003 tenure at the British Columbia Cancer Agency [BCCA], Vancouver, BC, Dr. Ragaz subspecialized in Breast Cancer, developing multiple provincial, national and international Clinical Research Initiatives.


Dr. Ragaz is currently active at the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, working with the teams of local and international academic collaborators on a variety of Cancer Epidemiology and Outcome projects. [ Academic Research ]

Along with his clinical and research activities, Dr. Ragaz also teaches a postgraduate course [SPPH 524] for the students of Masters and PhD Programs, at the UBC School of Population and Public Health.


2005–Present (July 2012): Board Member, Director, Cancer Advocacy Coalition of Canada [http://www.canceradvocacy.ca].  Dr. Ragaz is an active champion of patient's rights to access the best cancer care, as seen from his many activities and publications with the Cancer Advocacy Coalition of Canada.