Dr. Vallières is an Associate Professor of Surgery, Section of General Thoracic Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle. He received his MD degree from L’Université Laval in Québec and trained in General Surgery at the University of Toronto where he also completed his General Thoracic Surgical Residency. Following a clinical fellowship in Thoracic Surgery with Professeur Louis Couraud in Bordeaux, France, he joined the Department of Surgery at the University of Alberta in Edmonton then the University of Ottawa and came to Seattle in 1996.
Dr. Vallières was an Executive Member of the Lung Site Committee at the NCI Canada, Clinical Trials Group and is now Vice-Chairman of the Lung Committee with SWOG. His main interests are the multi-modality approaches to thoracic malignancies and clinical trials in oncology. He is the surgical principal investigator of the SWOG 9900 Intergroup phase III trial evaluating the role of pre-operative chemotherapy in the management of early stage resectable NSCLC. He leads the Mesothelioma Program at the University of Washington, where a multimodality program of induction chemotherapy, radical surgery and adjuvant fast neutron radiotherapy has been available to candidates with non-metastatic disease since 1997.