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Scientific & Academic Chairs

Endowed chairs recognize the world’s most accomplished and promising minds who are contributing to their global scientific communities through world-leading research and academic activities.  

SickKids, through the University of Toronto, is home to 48 endowed chairs and 28 Canada Research Chairs, showcasing the caliber of scientists and clinicians working at the Research Institute today. Funded through SickKids Foundation resources and the University of Toronto, the endowed chairs program facilitates the recruitment, retention, and support of the outstanding scientists leading the Hospital’s strategic direction. 

Endowed Chairs at SickKids

Expand the sections below to view all SickKids Endowed Chairs and Endowed Chairs at the University of Toronto held by SickKids staff.

Peter Szatmari
  • Patsy and Jamie Anderson Chair in Child & Youth Mental Health (2012)
  • Sponsor: Patsy and Jamie Anderson
TBD
  • Geoffrey BARKER Research
Upton Allen
  • BASTABLE-POTTS Chair in Infectious Diseases Research (2017)
  • Sponsor: Gail S. Bastable-Potts
Mike Seed
  • BMO Financial Group Chair in Cardiology at The Hospital for Sick Children (2006)
  • Sponsor: BMO Bank of Montreal
Elise Heon
  • Dr. Henry BRENT Chair in Innovative Paediatric Ophthalmology Research (2018)
  • Sponsor: Brent Family
Eyal Grunebaum
  • The Donald & Audrey CAMPBELL Chair in Immunology (1998)
  • Sponsor: Donald & Audrey Campbell
Rae Yeung
  • Hak-Ming and Deborah CHIU Chair in Paediatric Translational Medicine (2012)
  • Sponsor: Hak-Ming and Deborah Chiu
David Malkin
  • CIBC Children's Foundation Chair in Child Health Research (1999)
  • Sponsor: CIBC World Markets Inc.
David Barron
  • CIT Group Chair in Congenital Heart Surgery (2000)
  • Sponsor: CIT Group
Karen Gordon
  • COCHLEAR AMERICAS Chair in Auditory Development (2001)
  • Sponsor: Cochlear Americas
Michael Temple
  • Earl Glenwood COULSON Chair in Interventional Radiology (2003)
  • Sponsor: Anne Lilian Coulson Estate
TBD
  • CURTIS JOSEPH/ HAROLD GROVES Chair in Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine (2012)
  • Sponsor: Curtis Joseph and Harold Groves
TBD
  • David and Stacey CYNAMON Chair in Critical Care Medicine (2012)
  • Sponsor: David and Stacey Cynamon
Birgit Ertl-Wagner
  • The DEREK HARWOOD-NASH Chair in Medical Imaging (1999)
  • Sponsor: General Electric
TBD
  • The Robert M. FILLER Chair in Paediatric Surgery (1999)
  • Sponsor: Paul & Lea Reichmann
Donna Wall
  • GARRON FAMILY and HATZ OFF 2 KIDZ Chair in Childhood Leukemia Research (2015)
  • Sponsor: Garron Family and Hatz Off 2 Kidz
Eric Bouffet
  • GARRON FAMILY Chair in Childhood Cancer Research 1 (2011)
  • Sponsor: Garron Family
Uri Tabori
  • GARRON FAMILY Chair in Childhood Cancer Research 2 (2011)
  • Sponsor: Garron Family
Michael D. Taylor
  • GARRON FAMILY Chair in Childhood Cancer Research 3 (2012)
  • Sponsor: Garron Family
Cynthia Hawkins
  • GARRON FAMILY Chair in Childhood Cancer Research 4 (2013)
  • Sponsor: Garron Family
Blake Papsin
  • JORDAN and LISA GNAT FAMILY & BASTABLE-POTTS Chair in Otolaryngology (2016)
  • Sponsor: Jordan and Lisa Gnat Family & Gail S. Bastable-Potts
Steve Scherer
  • GLAXOSMITHKLINE Chair in Genetics and Genomics (2004)
  • Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline
TBD
  • BERNICE and HAROLD GROVES Chair in Orthopedic Research (2015)
  • Sponsor: Bernice and Harold Groves
Asim Ali
  • MIRA GODARD Chair in Vision Research (2003)
  • Sponsor: Mira Godard-Bennett
Jennifer Stinson
  • The Mary Jo HADDAD Nursing Chair in Child Health
  • Sponsor: Robert Harding
Zulfiqar Bhutta
  • The Robert HARDING Chair in Global Child Health (2013 )
  • Sponsor: Robert Harding
Seema Mital
  • The HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION Robert M. Freedom Chair in Cardiovascular Science (1997)
  • Sponsor: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Brian Feldman
  • The HO Family Chair in Autoimmune Diseases at The Hospital for Sick Children (2007)
  • Sponsor: Kwok Y Ho
Peter Dirks
  • Harold J. HOFFMAN/Shoppers Drug Mart Chair in Paediatric Neurosurgery (1997)
  • Sponsor: Shoppers Drug Mart Ltd.
Steven Miller
  • HOLLAND BLOORVIEW Children's Hospital Chair in Paediatric Neuroscience (1997)
  • Sponsor: Holland Bloorview Children's Hospital Foundation
Cathy Barr
  • LABATT Family Chair in Depression Biology in Children (2019)
  • Sponsor: Labatt Family
Jill Hamilton
  • MEAD JOHNSON Chair in Nutritional Science (2014)
  • Sponsor: Mead Johnson
Meredith Irwin
  • The R.S. MCLAUGHLIN Foundation Chair in Paediatrics (1998)
  • Sponsor: McLaughlin Foundation
Stanley Zlotkin
  • MINING4LIFE Chair in Mineral Nutrition (2014)
  • Sponsor: Mining4Life
James Dowling
  • MOGFORD CAMPBELL FAMILY Chair in Paediatric Clinical Neuroscience (2014)
  • Sponsor: Mary Mogford and Tom Campbell
TBD
  • The NORTHBRIDGE Chair in Paediatric Research (1998)
  • Sponsor: Northbridge Financial Corporation
Anne Griffiths
  • NORTHBRIDGE FINANCIAL CORPORATION Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (2010)
  • Sponsor: Northbridge Financial Corporation
Manohar Shroff
  • ONTASIAN Chair in Paediatric Diagnostic Imaging (2004)
  • Sponsor: Anonymous
John Brumell
  • The PITBLADO Chair in Cell Biology (1998)
  • Sponsor: Jim Pitblado
Steven Schwartz
  • Norine ROSE Chair in Cardiovascular Sciences at The Hospital for Sick Children (2007)
  • Sponsor: Norine Rose
James Drake
  • Dr. Robert B. SALTER Chair in Surgery (1997)
  • Sponsor: Drabinsky-SKF
TBD
  • H.E. SELLERS Chair in Cystic Fibrosis (1998)
  • Sponsor: Sellers Foundation
TBD
  • The SICKKIDS Chair in Child and Youth Medical Psychiatry (2014)
  • Sponsor: Anonymous
Jacob Vorstman
  • The SICKKIDS PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION Chair in Developmental Psychopathology (2017)
  • Sponsor: The SickKids Psychiatric Association
Lindsay Jibb
  • The SIGNY HILDUR EATON Chair in Paediatric Nursing Research (2000)
  • Sponsor: The Catherine and Fredrik Eaton Charitable Foundation; The John C. & Sally Horsfall Eaton Foundation; The Thor E. & Nicole Eaton Family Charitable Foundation; The John David & Signy Eaton Charitable Foundation; The Ernst & Young Charitable Foundation
Suneeta Monga
  • The TD BANK GROUP Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (1999)
  • Sponsor: TD Bank Group
Kamiar Mireskendari
  • John and Melinda THOMPSON Chair in Vision and Neuroscience (2007)
  • Sponsor: John M. Thompson
Anna Goldenberg
  • VARMA Family Chair in Biomedical Informatics & Artificial Intelligence (2018)
  • Sponsor: Varma Family
Jason Maynes
  • WASSER Chair in Anesthesia and Pain Management (2016)
  • Sponsor: Larry and Marla Wasser
Osami Honjo
  • The WATSON Family Chair in Cardiovascular Sciences (2008)
  • Sponsor: The Watson Family
Roberto Mendoza
  • The WOMEN'S AUXILIARY of the Hospital for Sick Children Chair in Clinical & Metabolic Genetics (2012)
  • Sponsor: Women's Auxiliary of the Hospital for Sick Children
Jim Whitlock
  • The WOMEN'S AUXILIARY of The Hospital for Sick Children Millennium Chair in Paediatric Haematology/Oncology (2001)
  • Sponsor: Women's Auxiliary of The Hospital for Sick Children and Canadian Tire
Joao Amaral
  • The WOMEN'S AUXILIARY of The Hospital for Sick Children Chair in Image Guided Care (2019)
  • Sponsor: Women's Auxiliary of The Hospital for Sick Children
Estelle Gauda
  • The WOMEN'S AUXILIARY of The Hospital for Sick Children Chair in Neonatology (1995)
  • Sponsor: Women's Auxiliary of The Hospital for Sick Children0
Armando Lorenzo
  • The WOMEN'S AUXILIARY of The Hospital for Sick Children Chair in Urology and Regenerative Medicine (2010)
  • Sponsor: Women's Auxiliary of The Hospital for Sick Children
 

David Malkin
  • POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) Chair in Childhood Cancer Control
James Rutka
  • The Dan Family Chair in Neurosurgery
 
 

 

 

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