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About Sickkids
About SickKids

David Grant, MD, FRCS (C)

The Hospital for Sick Children
Transplant Centre

University of Toronto

Phone: 416-813-6735
Email: david.grant@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. David Grant began at SickKids in 1999 and is currently the Director of the Transplant Centre and Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. He received his M.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 1978 and in 1983 he joined the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Grant came to the University of Toronto in 1984 for a fellowship in Colorectal Surgery. In 1986, he returned to Western for a fellowship in Transplant Surgery.  

Dr. Grant has published more than 200 papers and book chapters. His research interests include: Transplantation tolerance, small bowel transplantation, living donor liver transplantation, and xenotransplantation. Dr. Grant serves on the Advisory and Editorial Boards of Transplantation, Transplantation Proceedings; Liver Transplantation and Surgery; and Transplant International. He performed the first liver-small bowel transplant in 1989; and established and directs the International Intestine Transplant Registry. He is the President of the International Intestine Transplant Society.


  • Allen U, Barton M, Beyene J, Hu P, Khodai-Booran N, Hébert D, Dipchand A, Ng V, Solomon M, Grant D, Fecteau A, Ngan B, Read S, Zielenska M, Weitzman S. Gene expression using microarrays in transplant recipients at risk of EBV lymphoproliferation after organ transplantation: Preliminary proof-of-concept. Pediatr Transplant. 2009 Sep 7.
  • Ling SC, Pfeiffer A, Avitzur Y, Fectaur A, Grant D, Ng VL. Long-term follow-up of portal hypertension after liver transplantation in children. Pediatric Transplantation 2008; June 18.