May 22, 2024

LMP Promotions 2024

Agile education, Impactful research, Dynamic Collaboration, Inclusive community
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By Jenni Bozec & Xilo Lopez

We are pleased to announce the promotion of seven of our faculty this year, effective July 1, 2024.

Department Chair, Dr. Rita Kandel commented, "These individuals showcase the broad range of scholarly activities going on in our department. They have all made outstanding contributions to various research and clinical areas".

Congratulations to all!

See more about promotions in LMP including advice for those considering promotion.

Promotion to Professor

Susan Done

Dr. Susan Done

Excellence in creative professional activity (CPA)

Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network (UHN)

Dr. Done is internationally recognized for her contributions to breast pathology through her translational research program and clinical expertise that guides practice.

She has made excellent contributions to advancing knowledge in breast cancer as a result of her investigations into molecular evolution leading to breast cancer progression and intratumoral heterogeneity, circulating tumor cells (CTC) and the immune microenvironment, as well as participation in development of a novel breast cancer visualization tool that is now in clinical trials. 

Dr. Done's faculty profile

Jason Fish

Dr. Jason Fish

Excellence in Research

Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network (UHN)

Dr. Fish is very highly regarded in the international community for his expertise on regulation of endothelial function and its effects on human health and disease.

His research on the mechanisms involved in endothelium dysfunction, including KRAS mutations and microRNA activity, has advanced the understanding of molecular mechanisms in vascular biology. His research also revealed that endothelium is an important contributor to cardiotoxicity, diabetic cardiomyopathy and COVID-19 cardiovascular complications. Dr. Fish has built on his previous accomplishments and is undoubtedly a leader in the international vascular biology community.

Dr. Fish's faculty profile

Yulia Lin

Dr. Yulia Lin

Excellence in creative professional activity (CPA)

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Lin is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of transfusion medicine. She has made significant contributions to the field through education, quality assurance, and knowledge translation.

Of particular note are her co-leadership of the development of the University of Toronto’s Transfusion Boot Camp, which is now being offered internationally, and Dr. Lin’s substantial efforts to put the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine on the world map as a Centre of Excellence in Transfusion Medicine practice through internationally renowned education and knowledge translation.

Dr. Lin's faculty profile

Adam Shlien

Dr. Adam Shlien

Excellence in Research

Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Dr. Shlien is an internationally renowned expert in childhood cancer genomics and bioinformatics. His research program has led to the identification of gene alterations that result in cancer development or are biomarkers for tumour recurrence, and/or responsiveness to treatment.

One of his research focuses is translating the novel discoveries and technologies developed in his lab to improve care for individuals whose tumours relapse. Dr. Shlien continues to make exceptional impact in his field and is advancing our understanding of childhood cancers and sarcomas, as well as impacting clinical care.

Dr. Shlien's faculty profile

Promotion to Associate Professor

Greg German

Dr. Gregory German

Excellence in creative professional activity (CPA)

St. Joseph's Health Centre: Unity Health Toronto

Dr. German is nationally recognized as an expert in bacteriophage (phage) therapy particularly as relates to urinary tract infections and microbial antibiotic resistance.

He has contributed to changing professional practices for the diagnosis and treatment of infectious organisms by leading or collaborating on national guidelines, such as the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada position statement on asymptomatic bacteriuria. Dr. German is also well respected for his leadership in various provincial, national, and international committees.  

Dr. German's faculty profile

Find out more about Bacteriophage Therapy Research at LMP.

Lananh Nguyen

Dr. Lananh Nguyen

Excellence in creative professional activity (CPA)

St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto

Dr. Nguyen has attained a national, and growing international, reputation for her exemplary professional practice in cytopathology. She has made significant contributions to standardization of diagnostic criteria and quality assurance practices in cytopathology through her leadership roles in national and international committees.

She is also advancing the practice and discipline through her educational activities at the local, national, and international level, including her leadership in rebuilding the cytopathology training program in Ireland.  

Dr. Nguyen's faculty profile

Ilan Weinreb

Dr. Ilan Weinreb

Excellence in creative professional activity (CPA)

Toronto General Hospital: University Health Network (UHN)

Dr. Weinreb has attained a sustained national and international reputation for his exemplary professional practice in head and neck pathology. He has made significant contributions to defining new diagnostic entities, especially of the salivary gland that are of clinical significance and developing a new salivary gland tumour classification based on histomorphology and molecular biomarker assays, which have led to changes in practice across Canada and internationally.

He is also advancing the practice and discipline through his educational activities at the local, national, and international level.

Dr. Weinreb's faculty profile