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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Sunit Das, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Research Institute
Surgeon Scientist
The Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor
Division of Neurosurgery

Other Positions

Scientist
St. Michael's Hospital
The Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

St. Michael's Hospital
Neurosurgery
Staff Surgeon


Phone: 416-864-5548
Email: dass@smh.ca

Brief Biography

Laboratory Interests 

Dr. Das studied literature and philosophy at the University of Michigan and Harvard University before graduating from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois, in 2001. He then pursued a PhD at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, during which time he studied the biology of neural stem cells. He entered the neurosurgical training program at Northwestern University in 2003. In 2010, he joined the faculty in the Division of Neurosurgery at St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto. His clinical interest is in the surgical management of malignant brain tumours and tumours involving the skull base. His laboratory investigates the biology of stem cells in the normal brain and in primary brain tumours.

Lab Members

Megan Wu, Lab Manager
Nestor Fernandez,  Research Student
Shamila Rahimy,  Student Volunteer

Academic Background

RESEARCH: Scientist, Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital

ACADEMIC: University of Toronto, Assistant Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto

CLINICAL:  Neurosurgeon, St. Michael’s Hospital

Achievements

Academic Background:

Education
May 1995 University of Michigan, AB, English Literature
June 1996 Harvard University MA, Philosophy
June 2001 Northwestern University, MD Medicine
June 2003 NINDS, NIH PhD, Neurobiology

CLINICAL:
2003 - 2004 Intern, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University
2004 - 2008 Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, Northwestern University
2008 - 2010 Chief Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, Northwestern University

RESEARCH:
March 2006 - June 2010 Post-doctoral training, Laboratory of Dr. John Kessler, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Achievements:
Resident Award for Best Paper in Basic Science - 2010