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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Ronald Laxer, MDCM, FRCPC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Rheumatologist

Research Institute

University of Toronto
Department of Paediatrics and Medicine

Phone: 416-813-7654 x228108
Fax: 416-813-4989
Email: ronald.laxer@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Ronald Laxer has been an Academic Physician and Physician Administrator at SickKids and the University of Toronto since 1984; he was made an assistant professor at U of T and a staff physician in the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Paediatrics. In 1990, he became Head of Rheumatology and in 1995, a full professor of Paediatrics and Medicine. He is currently practicing in the Division of Rheumatology.

In 1996 he was named Associate Paediatrician-in-Chief of SickKids and Associate Chair (Clinical), Department of Paediatrics, followed in 2002 by his appointment as hospital Vice-President, Clinical and Academic Affairs. His portfolio included the Department of Quality and Risk Management, hospital-wide education and hospital-university relations. In 2009, he returned full-time to the Division of Rheumatology.

As a member of the Division of Rheumatology, Dr. Laxer has continued his practice as an academic paediatric rheumatologist. He has received many awards from his patients, students, and colleagues, in recognition of his clinical and teaching excellence, and his compassion and caring for patients. Some of these include the Claus Wirsig Humanitarian Award from SickKids, The Clinical Council Award from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the Distinguished Clinical Scholar Award from the American College of Rheumatology and the James T. Cassidy Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Distinguished Rheumatologist Award from the Canadian Rheumatology Association.

He graduated from McGill University in 1977.