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Department of Medicine Alumni Newsletter

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Celebrating our Alumni on the Front Lines

As alumni of the Department of Medicine, many of you have played an integral role at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing infection control guidance and patient care in emergency departments, ICUs and in-patient wards. As I wrote for a recent blog post in CMAJ, I have a bird’s-eye view of the tremendous impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our department. In just a few short months, I have seen you shift your practices to respond nimbly and courageously to the most acute health threat that many of us will see in our careers. For that, I would like to express my utmost gratitude for all that you do.

I am so proud of the work of our alumni, faculty and trainees in addressing this crisis. Our own Dr. Kamran Khan was among the first to identify the spread of the emerging virus, thanks to his start-up, BlueDot. Our faculty experts have appeared in the news every day to reassure and provide insights to the public as the pandemic has evolved. Researchers in our department and across the University of Toronto are participating in ground-breaking research that is changing the trajectory of this disease. As alumni of the Department of Medicine, I hope you feel the same pride as I do.



Gillian Hawker, MD ’84, PGME ’89 (Rheumatology), MSc ’93
Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor and Chair of Medicine

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Hats off Graduates

Congratulations, Department of Medicine Graduates!

On behalf of the entire Department of Medicine, we would like to extend our sincere congratulations to each and every one of our graduates as we celebrate their graduation. You are graduating at a time when we are seeing history in the making.

COVID-19 Front Line Workers

The Human Side of the Pandemic: Faces of COVID Series Features the Stories of Front Line Workers

The online series captures the stories and experiences of the people who are working on the front lines and in essential workplaces, both in and out of healthcare. The creators of the site say they hope it will promote a sense of community and connection among people who are working on the front lines and those who are not.

Virus Is Impacting Homeless Populations

The Unseen Victims of COVID-19: How the Virus is Impacting Homeless Populations

Experts including U of T professor and specialist in general internal medicine, Dr. Stephen Hwang, PGME ’92 (Internal Medicine), warn that homeless shelters may soon become a new epicentre for uncontrolled spread if left unchecked.

Dr. Ilana Halperin

Physicians Opting to Provide Care Online in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Endocrinologist and assistant professor Dr. Ilana Halperin, MSc ’13, discusses the benefits of virtual care for both physicians and patients, how she integrated it into her work and why she believes learning to use virtual options has been a silver lining of the pandemic.

Dean's Alumni Awards Recipients

Department of Medicine Faculty Among 2020 Dean’s Alumni Awards Recipients

This year’s distinguished awardees include the Department of Medicine’s faculty members Dr. Anthony Lang, MD ’75, and Dr. Christopher Chan, MD ’95, PGME ’02 (Clinician Investigator Program).

Annual Day 2020 U of T

Annual Day 2020

On June 17, we celebrated the accomplishments of our faculty members at the 2020 Virtual Annual Day. This event is our opportunity to acknowledge faculty members and trainees who have generated and translated new knowledge, and demonstrated innovation in scholarship, research, teaching or clinical care.

Annual Day 2020 U of T

Expand Your Horizons While You #StayHome

U of T has launched an online hub for alumni, providing free access to lectures, at home workouts, podcasts, book clubs and other online events while we all stay physically distant.


Congratulations, alumni! Times Higher Education (London, UK) ranks your Faculty of Medicine #6 in the world for clinical, pre-clinical and health programs.

Our UofTMed alumni community is a network of over 58,000 health-care leaders, including graduates of our life sciences, rehabilitation sciences, MD and MD/PhD programs, as well as more than 20,000 former residents and fellows. The UofTMed alumni team is an integral part of the Faculty’s administration and works collaboratively with the Dean’s Office.

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