research and health in Lethbridge, AB, Canada
For the past seven years, Dr. Malcolm Brigden has been a senior medical oncologist at the Jack Ady Cancer Program in Lethbridge Alberta as well as an associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of Calgary.
Dr. Malcolm Brigden received his medical degree from McGill University and pursued postgraduate training at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. Dr. Malcolm Brigden also has a master’s degree in biophysics from the University British Columbia.
Dr. Malcolm Brigden is a diplomat of the American boards of internal medicine, hematology, medical oncology, and holds Canadian fellowships in both internal medicine and hematology.
Dr. Brigden’s professional practice in Lethbridge Alberta includes the full spectrum of solid tumors as well as backup in malignant hematology. For several weeks of each year, Dr. Malcolm Brigden also helps to manage the medical oncology/malignant hematology program at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Prince County Hospital in Prince Edward Island.
Dr. Brigden has previously worked in British Columbia, Ontario and the Maritimes. Dr. Malcolm Brigden has served as a locum visiting consultant overseas in Australia, the United Arab Emirates, and India. Dr. Malcolm Brigden's practice has typically focused on community or regional cancer programs that provide the full spectrum of medical oncology and malignant hematology services.
Dr. Brigden’s research interests include cost-effective diagnostic testing, optimum cancer care follow-up and all aspects of community oncology practice. In collaboration with other members of the community oncology cancer care team, Dr. Malcolm Brigden has published a number of articles on the optimum functioning of community oncology programs including associated services and personnel such as social work, nurse practitioner services, advanced clinical pharmacy, and physiotherapy.
Dr. Malcolm Brigden has served as a regional CPD educator for the Royal College of Physicians And Surgeons of Canada for Northern Ontario and continues to be active in a wide variety of medical educational endeavors.