Professor Mira Keyes, MD

Mira Keyes 2010 SVK 3

Dr. Keyes is a Clinical Professor in Radiation Oncology, Division of Surgery University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver, BC Canada. She obtained her MD in 1986 from the University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia. In 1996, she completed Radiation Oncology Residency Training Program at UBC. Dr. Keyes is one of the four founders of the British Columbia cancer Agency (BCCA) Prostate Brachytherapy Program, established in 1998. Dr. Keyes is past BCCA Brachytherapy Program Quality Assurance chair. Since 2006, she is a Provincial Brachytherapy Program Head. Dr. Keyes is a co-chair for the Royal College Brachytherapy Diploma Group development. She is a past elected board member and secretary for ABS (American Brachytherapy Society) and present ABS Chair of the Education and Schools Committee. She is a member of the editorial board for Brachytherapy Journal. Dr. Keyes is a former Residency Training Program Director in Radiation Oncology at UBC, and past Royal College examiner in Radiation Oncology. She is a recipient of serval UBC teaching awards including: 2017 AD McKenzie UBC Department of Surgery Clinical Teaching Award, 2016 Best Teacher Award and 2014 CanMeds of Excellence both UBC Radiation Oncology Residency Training Program Awards. In 2017 she was awarded ABS – Presidents Award for outstanding contribution to American Brachytherapy Society. Dr Keyes has been a keynote speaker at many national and international conferences; including ASTRO, ABS, Australian Brachytherapy Group annual meetings, Seattle Prostate Institute Annual Advanced Prostate Brachytherapy Courses, MD Anderson Brachytherapy Advanced Conferences and CARO. Dr Keyes is ASTRO and ABS course director for “hands on” prostate brachytherapy workshops and ABS prostate school. She is an author of over 60 peer reviewed manuscripts and recipient of many peer review grants including a CIHR grant in 2015 for translational research. She has a large clinical GU and breast cancer practice.