Michael Fung-Kee-Fung


Michael Fung-Kee-Fung
Professor Cross-Appointed to Telfer School of Management Co-Lead of the Telfer Health Transformation Exchange University of Ottawa and Chief of Cancer Transformation and Strategy


Room: 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa ON K1H 8L6

Fax: 613-737-8828

Dr. Fung Kee Fung


Dr. Fung-Kee- Fung earned his medical degree with honours from the University of the West Indies (MBBS, 1982). His residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology was completed at the University of Ottawa (1989); followed by his fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of Manitoba (1991). Dr. Fung Kee Fung completed an Executive MBA at Queen’s University where he was named valedictorian, class of 2011.

Dr. Fung Kee Fung was the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program Director at the University of Ottawa from 1992 to 1998 and Head of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Ottawa, from 1995 to 2009. He has a passionate interest in systems transformation and the role of collaborative methodologies in health innovation including research. He has pioneered the introduction of the Communities of Practice model in health care as a platform for engagement and innovation harvest, supporting knowledge transfer and systems performance improvements, both at the regional and national levels. In addition he has co-designed and implemented a number of award winning clinical collaboration softwares.

He is founder and presently Co-Lead of Health Transformation Exchange Initiative and Executive-in- Residence at the Telfer School of Management. Clinically his research focus lies in novel ovarian cancer therapeutics and clinical trials systems redesign. He co-leads theCanadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) in gynecology and is a Director of the International Gynecologic Cancer Intergroup (GCIG). He is past chair and current member of Program in Evidence-based Care (PEBC) Gynecologic Cancer, Cancer Care Ontario. He has held a number of leadership positions in Gynecologic Oncology both nationally and provincially and is the recipient of a number of awards for his contributions. He is Chair of the Robotic Surgery Committee for The Ottawa Hospital and has a focus on application of robotic surgery in gynecologic cancers.

Patient Care Philosophy

Patients are partners in care and delivery. The common understanding of the medical, social and personal challenges of the health status of individual patients with their families is the foundation of a therapeutic partnership.

Selected Publications

  • J. Bentley (Co-Chair), M. Fung Kee Fung (Co-Chair), B. Murphy and the Scientific Committee. “Contemporary Clinical Questions on HPV-Related Diseases and Vaccination (Abridged Version): 2 nd Edition”, © 2015 by the Society of the Gynecologic Oncology of Canada (GOC) / info@g-o- c.org / www.g-o- c.org (ISBN: 978-0- 9739561-3- 9).
  • M. Fung Kee Fung, E.B. Kennedy, J. Biagi, T. Colgan, D. D'Souza, L.M. Elit, A. Hunter, J. Irish, R. McLeod, B. Rosen. “The Optimal Organization of Gynecologic Oncology Services: A Systematic Review”, Current Oncology, August 2015;22(4):e282-e293.
  • M. Fung Kee Fung, EB Kennedy, J. Biagi, T. Colgan, D. D’Souza, LM Elit, A. Hunter, J. Irish, R. McLeod, B. Rosen. “An Organizational Guideline for Gynecologic Oncology Services”, International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, May 2015:25(4);551-558.
  • M. Fung Kee Fung, R.P. Boushey, J. Watters, R. Morash, J. Smylie, C. Morash, C. DeGrasse, S. Sundaresan. Piloting a Regional Collaborative in Cancer Surgery Using a “Community of Practice Model”, Curr Oncol, February 2014;21(1):27-34.

Fields of Interest

  • Knowledge-Management
  • Informatics
  • Guideline development (cervical cancer
  • ovarian cancer)
  • Novel therapies in ovarian cancer
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