• H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida - Surgical Oncology
• University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario - Surgery
• Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia - MD
Dr. Sophie Dessureault is a surgical oncologist in the Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center. She is an associate professor of oncology and surgery at the University of South Florida College of Medicine.
Dr. Dessureault’s research and clinical interests include cancer vaccines that focus on reversing tumor-induced immune suppression.
Dr. Dessureault graduated with distinction from Dalhousie University School of Medicine in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After medical school, she pursued additional training at the University of Toronto, where she completed both a surgical residency and a doctorate in the surgical scientist program, where she graduated valedictorian of her. Dr. Dessureault came to Moffitt in 1999 for a fellowship in a surgical oncology.
Dr. Dessureault has received numerous scholarships and awards, including the Society of Surgical Oncology Young Investigator Award and the American Society of Clinical Oncology Development Award. In 2008 she was elected to the Barness-Behnke Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society at the University of South Florida. She was nominated for Moffitt Physician of the Year in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Dr. Dessureault is widely published and is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Society of Surgical Oncology, Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
She is fluent in English and French.