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Rae Yeung

Title: Staff Rheumatologist, Division of Rheumatology
Designations: MD, PhD, FRCPC
Phone: 413-813-8964
Fax: 416-813-4989
Alternate Contact Name: Tania Viseu
Alternate Phone: 416-813-8964
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U of T Positions: Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Department of Immunology and Department of Medical Sciences
Chair Positions: Hak-Ming and Deborah Chiu Chair in Paediatric Translational Research

Research Positions

Senior Scientist, Cell Biology


Dr. Rae Yeung is Professor of Paediatrics, Immunology and Medical Science at the University of Toronto, and Senior Scientist in Cell Biology at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Reseearch Institute,  as well as Scientific Director at SickKids Biobank.

The goal of Yeung’s research is to understand the mechanisms governing autoimmunity, specifically the mechanisms involved in initiating and sustaining the immune response in childhood arthritis and rheumatic diseases. Basic science findings have been translated into clinical correlates, which in turn are leading to new therapeutic interventions to improve the outcome in affected children. Yeung is leading both national and international efforts to understand the biologic basis for heterogeneity in childhood arthritis and rheumatic diseases towards personalized treatment decisions.

Yeung’s research is supported by The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Genome Canada, The Arthritis Society, Canadian Arthritis Network, Province of Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, Arthritis and Autoimmunity Research Center, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, ZonMw and Reumafonds (The Netherlands) and The Arthritis Foundation (USA).

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