Congratulations to Dr. Tony Fields

Honorary degree recipients announced for spring convocation

31 March 2016

In the words of Lorne Tyrrell, director of the U of A's Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology, Tony Fields "has affected cancer care in Alberta more than any other individual in recent memory." Born and raised in Barbados, Fields studied natural sciences at the University of Cambridge and graduated from the U of A's Faculty of Medicine in 1974. At Alberta Health Services, he was responsible for the province's tertiary and associate cancer centres, community oncology programs and cancer research programs. At Edmonton's Cross Cancer Institute, where Fields also served as director, he specialized in the treatment of patients with gastrointestinal cancers. He also served as vice-president of medical affairs and community oncology with the Alberta Cancer Board, and is a past president of the National Cancer Institute of Canada and the Canadian Association of Medical Oncologists.
Anthony Fields will receive an honorary doctor of science degree June 10 at 10 a.m.