JJ Berry Smith Doctoral Supervision Award - Dr. Ori Rotstein
Dr. Ori Rotstein was awarded the JJ Berry Smith Doctoral Supervision Award for 2018. Dr. Ori Rotstein graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1977 and then completed his surgical training at the University of Toronto. He then obtained his research training at University of Minnesota in the field of surgical infection/inflammation and subsequently joined the Department of
Surgery at the University of Toronto in 1985. He is practicing surgeon in the field of laparoscopic abdominal surgery and maintains an active research group, focusing on the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying organ dysfunction following major trauma. He has used these insights to devise and test novel therapeutic approaches to preventing this post-traumatic complication. He has held a number of administrative positions which have focused on graduate training, most notably Director of the Institute of Medical Science, one of the largest graduate departments of the Faculty of Medicine. In this role, he successfully promoted Translational Research as a major focus of the Institute. He is currently Professor and Associate Chair of Surgery at the University of Toronto, Surgeon-in-Chief at St. Michael’s Hospital and Director of the Keenan Research Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital.