Yaron Finkelstein

Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada

Yaron Finkelstein holds an M.D. degree. He serves as an Associate Professor of pediatrics, pharmacology, and toxicology, University of Toronto, and a Visiting Associate Professor of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. He serves as a Staff Physician at the Division of Emergency Medicine, the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, and the Director, Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Division of Emergency Medicine and Staff Scientist at Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Finkelstein received his Medical degree in 1992 from Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel. He completed pediatrics residency at Schneider Children’s Medical Center, followed by medical toxicology training at the Chicago Toxikon, University of Illinois (2002) and a three-year fellowship in pediatric clinical pharmacology and toxicology at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto (2004-2007). He is American board certified in clinical pharmacology. As a Career Investigator, Dr. Finkelstein has published more than 100 original and review articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as book chapters in medical textbooks. Dr. Finkelstein serves as a Section Editor (“KiDrug Alert”) in the Canadian Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Dr. Finkelstein's research interests are in the area of pediatric drug safety. His research focuses on safe delivery of drugs in the acute care setting, with a special emphasis on neuropharmacology and hemato-oncology drugs. His research methodology involves the use of pharmacometrics, pharmacogenetics, and analysis of adverse drug reactions and poisonings (pediatric toxicology), both accidental and deliberate.

Biography Updated on 8 February 2011

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