LMP Faculty Promotion 2019

Friday, June 07, 2019
At the 2019 Celebration of Excellence: J. Callum, T. Rose, L. Matukas, R. Kandel, G. Charames, C. Parra-Herran

We are pleased to congratulate the faculty members in LMP who received aproval for promotion effective July 1, 2019.  These promotions are richly deserved and a testatment to the significant academic contributions and impact of these individuals.

Promotion to Professor


Jeannie Callum, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Callum is considered a thought leader in Transfusion Medicine.  She is recognized as an individual who can effect change in clinical practice in her field based on the knowledge developed from her scholarly activities.  She has an established reputation for scholarly excellence in hemostasis, transfusion adverse events and transfusion error management.  Her exemplary contributions have improved the practice of transfusion medicine in Canada and around the world. 

Promotion to Associate Professor

George Charames, Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Charames is recognized as an expert in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).  His notable scholarly accomplishments include improving clinical molecular testing of cancers using high-throughput technologies and innovative bioinformatics with national impact.




Larissa Matukas, St. Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Matukas has attained a national reputation, and growing international reputation, for her exemplary professional practice.  She has improved the quality of medical microbiology delivery through utilization (eliminating waste, improving efficiency) and stewardship (promoting best or appropriate and novel practices) initiatives. 



Carlos Parra-Herran, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Parra-Herran is recognized as a rising star in gynecological pathology.  He is known nationally and internationally for his work in cervical adenocarcinoma and uterine mesenchymal neoplasms.   His work has increased knowledge, provided the tools to improve diagnosis and changed clinical practice. 






Toby Rose, Ontario Forensic Pathology Service

Dr. Rose has made significant contributions in helping build Forensic Pathology as an academic discipline in Canada.  Her notable scholarly accomplishments include establishing a strong residency program in Forensic Pathology at the University of Toronto which serves as a model for other provinces; contributing to the development of Forensic Pathology as a formal subspecialty of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; strengthening inter-professional education in Forensic Science and Medicine; and supporting the creation of the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service.