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Brian Feldman

Title: Head, Division of Rheumatology 
Designations: MD, M.Sc., FRCPC
Phone: 416-813-7707
Fax: 416-813-4989
Alternate Contact Name: Felicia Alli
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 407707
Alternate Email:
U of T Positions: Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation

Research Positions

Senior Scientist
Child Health Evaluative Sciences


Dr. Feldman is a clinician scientist and rheumatologist. He holds a general rheumatology clinic, where he sees children with arthritis and other rheumatic complaints, and the childhood dermatomyositis clinic. 

Recognizing the challenges involved in the study of rare disease, Dr. Feldman has worked to improve the tools available to assist in this research. He has worked at developing and refining outcome measurement tools for use in clinical trials and in outcome studies. He has developed innovative methodologies for the study of new therapies (e.g. the Randomized Placebo Phase Design) and refined and tested powerful existing methods (e.g. Bayesian meta-analysis of n-of-1 randomized trials, and causal modeling for longitudinally collected observational data).  

Dr. Feldman has made contributions to the understanding of the prognosis and treatment of juvenile dermatomyositis, the cost-effective prevention of arthropathy in severe hemophilia, the course and outcome of systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis and juvenile SLE, and the role of fitness, exercise, diet supplementation and sleep in childhood chronic diseases including arthritis, myositis and fibromyalgia.

Education and experience


  • 1979–1981: Undergraduate Student, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
  • 1981–1985: MD, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
  • 1985: L.M.C.C., Medical Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1990: FRCPC, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1991–1994: M.Sc., University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1993: FRCPC, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Specialty Training

  • 1985–1986: General Comprehensive Internship, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1986–1989: Paediatrics, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1989–1990: Associate Chief Resident, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario


  • 1990–1992: Arthritis Society Clinical Fellow, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1992–1993: Ontario Ministry of Health Research Fellow, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario


  • 2011: Eugenie Stuart Award for Best Instructor.  Faculty of Medicine Department of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation.  University of Toronto
  • 2013–2018: Ho Family Chair in Autoimmune Disease Research
  • 2014: Canadian Rheumatology Association.  Distinguished Investigator Award
  • 2018–2023: Ho Family Chair in Autoimmune Disease Research

  • 1979–1981: University of Western Ontario Tuition Scholarship.
  • 1985: University of Western Ontario Benjamin Weidenbaum and Cecelia Rotstein Scholarship for the second highest standing in the Clinical Clerkship.
  • 1985: University of Western Ontario Dean's Honour List.
  • 1985: University of Western Ontario John C. Rathburn Memorial Prize for highest standing in Pediatrics during the Clinical Clerkship.
  • 1989: Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario - Core - Resident - Resident Research Award - 3rd Year.
  • 1993: Philip Rosen Research Award. Canadian Rheumatology Association.   
  • 1994: Clinical Epidemiology Research Award.  University of Toronto.
  • 1995: Ontario Ministry of Health Career Scientist.
  • 1998: Post-Graduate Excellence in Teaching, PERLS Lecture Series.
  • 2002–2007: Canada Research Chair in Childhood Arthritis, Tier II,  
  • 2004: Henry Kunkel Young Investigator Award, American College of Rheumatology.
  • 2004: James C. Fallis Teaching Award, Runner-up for presentation at PEM Fellows' Rounds.
  • 2007–2012: Canada Research Chair in Childhood Arthritis Tier II,  
  • 2007: Arthritis Foundation Outstanding Speaker Award 23rd Annual Rheumatology.
  • 2007: Department of Paediatrics Physician Research Award for Scientific Accomplishment.  University of Toronto.


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