At St. Michael’s Transplant and Kidney Care Centre, our sole focus is kidneys. No hearts, lungs or livers. Just kidneys.
Dr. Jeffrey Zaltzman
Director, Division of Nephrology • Medical Director, Diabetes Comprehensive Care Program • Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto • CMO, Transplant, Trillium Gift of Life • Associate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
Over the past two decades, Dr. Zaltzman has been leading teams of renowned doctors and scientists who are tackling the urgent problem of kidney disease from every angle. His commitment extends beyond the hospital. He works tirelessly to ensure a fair allocation of life-giving resources. And thanks to Dr. Zaltzman’s work with Trillium Gift of Life, Ontario has grown its rate of organ donations.
Dr. Ramesh Prasad
Director, the Transplant and Kidney Care Centre • Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
A passionate advocate for the eradication of organ trafficking and transplant tourism, Dr. Prasad chose nephrology after witnessing the revolutionary impact of a transplant on patients’ lives.
Dr. Darren Yuen
Staff Physician, St. Michael’s Hospital • Scientist, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science • Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Dr. Yuen was part of the team awarded a $1 million Transformational Diabetes Team Research Grant from the University of Toronto’s Banting and Best Diabetes Centre. He also runs his own lab and teaches promising young scientists – all in pursuit of discoveries to combat the scourge of kidney disease.
Dr. Kenneth Pace
Vice Chief, Surgery • Chief, Division of Urology • Researcher, Keenan Research Centre Project Investigator, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
A leader in minimally invasive surgery and an award-winning teacher, Dr. Pace performed Toronto’s first robotic-assisted prostatectomy. In 2015, Dr. Pace was honoured with the Complete Physician Award from St. Michael’s Hospital’s Board of Directors.
Dr. Robert Stewart
Transplant Surgeon • Associate Professor, Division of Urology, University of Toronto
Winner of multiple teaching awards, Dr. Stewart has, for the past decade, served as Program Director for the Division of Urology at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Michael Ordon
Transplant Surgeon • Associate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute • Assistant Professor, Division of Urology, University of Toronto
Dr. Ordon specializes in complex kidney stones and minimally invasive urologic surgery, robotic-assisted surgery and renal transplantation.
Dr. Monica Farcas
Transplant Surgeon • Assistant Professor, Division of Urology University of Toronto
Dr. Farcas specializes in renal transplantation and minimally invasive surgery in urology. In addition to her medical training, she holds advanced degrees in engineering and has research interests in innovative engineering applications to surgery, as well as surgical simulation.
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