Dr. Kasia Czarnecka-Kujawa completed her Medical School at the Michael DeGroote School of Medicine at the McMaster University, Internal Medicine and Respirology and Interventional Pulmonology training at the University of Toronto. She then pursued graduate studies at the Harvard School of Public Health with her thesis exploring cost-effectiveness of mediastinal lymph node staging in non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Czarnecka-Kujawa now works as an Interventional Pulmonologist at the University Health Network in Toronto within the Division of Respirology and Thoracic Surgery, and is an assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. Her clinical practice focuses on minimally-invasive diagnosis and management of intrathoracic disease focusing on primary and metastatic lung cancer, and pleural disease using cutting-edge technologies. Her research focuses on health technology assessment with specific focus on population with thoracic malignancy, evaluating the relationships between evidence based medicine and decision modeling and use of administrative data to develop longitudinal costing models.
Dr. Czarnecka-Kujawa is actively involved in education of the Thoracic Surgery, Respirology and other specialty trainees and community Thoracic Surgeons and Respirologists in topics related to Interventional Pulmonology through local and international CME courses. She is also involved in development of clinical practice guideline through the Cancer Care Ontario.