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November 29, 2011

Leader in education will head Learning Institute

Dr. Jonathan Kronick, MD, PhD, has been appointed as SickKids’ Chief of Education, effective February 6, 2012.

Dr. Kronick has been involved in education throughout his career. He received the Canadian Paediatric Society's 2011 Michel Weber Education Award which recognizes excellence in the field of education. He is currently a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University in Halifax NS and served as Dalhousie’s Head of Pediatrics and as Chief of Pediatrics at IWK Health Centre from 2002 to 2010.  He received both his medical and doctorate degrees at McMaster University and holds a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Waterloo.  Dr. Kronick’s clinical work will be in the Division of Clinical and Metabolic Genetics.

“I am absolutely thrilled that Dr. Kronick has chosen to join SickKids,” said Mary Jo Haddad, President and CEO. “His experience and understanding of the paediatric academic health-care environment will be a wonderful asset as we continue to build our innovative and progressive Learning Institute, advancing the overall educational mission of SickKids.”

Dr. Kronick will replace Dr. Susan Tallett, who retired as Chief of Education in September. The Learning Institute is currently headed by Dr. Stanley Zlotkin, Vice President, Medical and Academic Affairs, who serves as Interim Chief, Education.