LMP faculty promotions: Excellence in scholarship, teaching and service

Sunday, June 16, 2013
Senior Academic Appointments 2013

Richard G. Hegele, MD, FRCPC, PhD
It is with great pride that we congratulate the nine individuals (four Professors and five Associate Professors) who received approval from the Provost for promotion effective July 1, 2013. These esteemed colleagues have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, teaching and service that has been recognized by peers within the University, nationally and internationally.



  Faculty promoted to the rank of Professor
Hala El-Zimaity, University Health Network
An internationally acclaimed leader in gastrointestinal pathology, Prof. El-Zimaity has made original and important contributions to our understanding of gastritis and the development of gastric cancer. She has developed an international reputation through faculty development efforts aimed at the education of pathologists in gastrointestinal pathology with a focus on esophageal and gastric disorders. In addition, Prof. El-Zimaity has had international impact in pathology education through her contributions to key textbooks in the field.


Cynthia Hawkins, The Hospital for Sick Children
Prof. Hawkins has made groundbreaking discoveries in unravelling the pathogenesis of certain types of paediatric brain tumours, and these have stimulated the development of new therapeutic strategies. In particular, Prof. Hawkins’s paradigm-shifting work on the genomic analysis of paediatric diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, an aggressive brainstem astrocytic tumour that arises in children, has gained international acclaim.


Heyu Ni, St. Michael’s Hospital
Prof. Ni is internationally renowned for his research on platelet biology and immunology and related human diseases. He has advanced our understanding of both platelet physiology and the pathophysiology of thrombosis and immune-mediated thrombocytopenias, in which his research accomplishments have significant scientific and clinical implications.


Susan Richardson, The Hospital for Sick Children
Prof. Richardson is internationally recognized for her work in the areas of fungal and viral molecular diagnostics, respiratory pathogens and paediatric microbiology. Her work has resulted in pivotal advances in the early diagnosis and management of infectious diseases with subsequent improvement in patient care.


  Faculty promoted to the rank of Associate Professor
Bhushan Kapur, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Prof. Kapur has attained national and international recognition as an expert in clinical chemistry and toxicology. His numerous contributions in the field have been recognized by several societies including Fellowships from the Royal Society of Chemistry, National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry and Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry. He was named an Honorary Member of the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine. Prof. Kapur has represented these academies with distinction, and his research studies have advanced clinical diagnosis and practice.


Anna Marie Mulligan, University Health Network
Prof. Mulligan has established herself as a prominent national expert and leading educator in breast pathology. She has accomplished this through her education, research and administrative endeavours which have advanced our understanding of breast cancer and resulted in changes in clinical practice and patient management.
Sharon Nofech-Mozes,
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Prof. Nofech-Mozes has developed important evidence-based guidelines that have had significant impact in the diagnosis and management of breast and endometrial cancers. She is a recognized national expert in the area of predictive marker testing in breast cancer.


Susan Poutanen, Mount Sinai Hospital
Prof. Poutanen is a national expert in emerging infectious diseases, including respiratory viruses (SARS, pandemic influenza), carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae and Clostridium difficile. She has made significant contributions to our understanding of the epidemiology, diagnosis and clinical management of these infectious diseases.
Catherine Streutker, St. Michael’s Hospital
Prof. Streutker is recognized for her contributions to the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with gastrointestinal disease, with an emphasis on upper gastrointestinal tract malignancies. Her creative professional activities in this area are complemented by translational research, most significantly work with gastric carcinoma, as well as an interest in the histology of animal models of gastrointestinal disease. Her contributions to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees are laudatory.