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Limor Helpman joined McMaster University and the Juravinski Cancer Center as an Associate Professor in 2017. She trained in Tel Aviv and in Toronto, where she completed a fellowship program at the University of Toronto (Princess Margaret and Odette/Sunnybrook Cancer Centres) in 2010 and returned to pursue a career in Gynecologic Oncology in Israel.

Professional Experience

May 2017-present

Associate Professor, McMaster University Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Staff, Gynecologic Oncology Service, Juravinski Cancer Center, Hamilton Health Sciences

Sep 2014-March 2017

Director, Gynecologic Oncology Service, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Meir Medical Center, Clalit Health Services

April 2012-March 2017

May 2012-Sep 2014

Assistant Professor, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University

Staff, department of Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics and Gynecology Division, Chaim Sheba Medical Center

Sep 2010-April 2012

Staff, department of Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology Service, Lis Maternity Hospital


Professional Societies – Active Membership

The Society of Gynecologic Oncology, Canada (GOC)

International Gynecological Cancer Society (IGCS)

Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO)

European Society of Gynecologic Oncology (ESGO)

Israeli Society of Gynecologic Oncology (ISGO)

Israeli Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology


Honors / Awards

1995, '96, '99

Dean's Awardfor Academic Achievement

Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel


Outstanding Intern Award

Brazilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel


Outstanding Research Papers

Lis Maternity Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel


APF Fellowship for professional training


Israeli Cancer Society Research Grant

Research Interests

Current research and clinical interests include genetic predispositions to cancer, minimally invasive surgery, Women’s Healthcare research, quality improvement and Enhanced Recovery after Surgery. Dr. Helpman is also engaged in a Master’s program in Public Health at McMaster University, which she hopes will further her goal to investigate and improve women’s health in Canada and globally.


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Master of Public Health, McMaster University


Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship, University of Toronto

Full research and clinical fellowship


Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lis Maternity Hospital, Tel Aviv University -Sackler School of Medicine, Israel



Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University

MD, Magna Cum Laude



Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University

B.Med.Sc., Magna Cum Laude




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