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Clinicial Pharmacology and Toxicology

Clinicial Pharmacology and Toxicology

The division is one of the largest and the most active pediatric pharmacology programs in the world. Our major clinical activities include a consultation service (including adverse drug reactions, environmental toxin exposures and pharmacogenetics), and the Ontario/Manitoba Poison Centre.

In 2018, the Poison Center provided medical information and advice to approximately 75,000 patients and health professionals, serving both the provinces of Ontario and Manitoba, and Nunavut territory. The division is one of the two major training sites of the Royal College-accredited Clinical Pharmacology/Toxicology Residency program of the University of Toronto.

Our research programs focus on a wide range of clinically important drug-related issues: drug metabolizing enzymes and its regulation, drug transporters, mammary gland drug transport and metabolism, and reproductive toxicology and teratology. As the discipline of clinical pharmacology is growing in its scope, our current research methodologies include not only molecular-level pharmacology such as pharmacogenetics but also population-level pharmacology using clinical epidemiology approaches.

What we do

We provide clinical consultation for a wide range of drug-related issues such as safe use of drugs in pregnancy and lactation, adverse drug reactions, substance abuse, poisoning etc.

Education and learning

Residency/Fellowship in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology-University of Toronto.

Our mandate is to train creative, next-generation paediatric pharmacologists/toxicologists, who can contribute to safe and effective pharmacotherapy in paediatrics and further develop the discipline as a key component of clinical and academic medicine.