Wonderful News in the Department of Anesthesia

Feb 1, 2017

We are delighted to announce the recruitment of two of our outstanding Clinician-Scientist trainees to faculty positions in the Department of Anesthesia at the University of Toronto.

Drs. Neil Goldenberg and Ben Steinberg have accepted positions in the Department of Anesthesia at the Hospital for Sick Children. After completing additional clinical fellowship training in July 2018, they will join the faculty and assume ‘Scientist Track’ positions at the Research Institute.

Neil Goldenberg completed his MD/PhD in Toronto, where his PhD was supervised by Dr. Mel Silverman and supported by a CIHR MD/PhD scholarship. During his anesthesia residency, he completed 2 years of post-doctoral training in Toronto (Pulmonary Vascular Biology; Dr. Wolfgang Kuebler). He has won multiple research awards (including Resident Research Awards from the CAS and PSI, and The University of Toronto Starr Medal for outstanding scholarship as a postgraduate student), and has coauthored papers in: Am J Physiol, Am J Resp Mol Cell Biol, FASEB Journal, PNAS, Comp Physiol, Sci Trans Med, Biochem J, and Anesthesiology. Neil was a Chief Resident in anesthesia at Sunnybrook, UHN and Mt Sinai Hospital.

At SickKids, Neil’s research will be in the Physiology and Experimental Medicine Division, and he will investigate the importance of inflammation in the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension.

Ben Steinberg completed his MD/PhD in Toronto, where his PhD was supervised by Dr. Sergio Grinstein and supported by CIHR and McLaughlin MD/PhD scholarships. During his anesthesia residency, he completed 2 years of post-doctoral training; first, at the Feinstein Institute of Medical Research (Neuro-Immune Interactions; Dr. Kevin Tracy), and then in Toronto (Monitoring Inflammation; Drs. Tak Mak, Haibo Zhang, Arthur Slutsky). He has won multiple research awards (including Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation/CIHR Resident Research Award in 2016), and has coauthored papers in: Nature, Nature Immunol, Nature Biotechnol, FASAB Journal, N Engl J Med, J Biol Chem, PNAS, J Clin Invest and Anesthesiology. Ben was a Chief Resident in anesthesia at the UHN in 2012.

At SickKids, Ben’s research will be in the Neuroscience and Mental Health Program and he will investigate the relationships between immunologic and neural signalling.

"We are delighted to have recruited Ben and Neil, two outstanding young clinician-scientists who I am sure will make many valuable contributions to clinical care and academic medicine - they are wonderful ambassadors for the department’s clinician-investigator program”, said Dr. Mark Crawford, Anesthesiologist-in-Chief at SickKids. Echoing these sentiments, Dr. Mike Salter, Chief of Research at SickKids, said: “It’s so wonderful to recruit outstandingly trained clinician-scientists who will undoubtedly make major research contributions”.

Please join us in congratulating Ben and Neil –and our colleagues at SickKids– on this wonderful news.

Keyvan Karkouti, Vice Chair, Innovation & Research

Brian P. Kavanagh, Chair

 

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