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Benjamin A. Alman,   MD, FRCSC

Canada Research Chair

A.J. Latner Professor and Chairman of Orthopaedics

Vice Chair Research, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

Head, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Senior Scientist, Program in Developmental & Stem Cell Biology, Hospital for Sick Children

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Dr. Benjamin Alman is a professor of surgery, a member of two graduate school faculties, and a member of two graduate collaborative programs at the University of Toronto. He is a senior scientist in the Research Institute of The Hospital for Sick Children with an appointment in the program in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology. He is also the Vice Chair of Research within the Department of Surgery at the University. He runs an active basic science research program, studying the role of signaling pathways and stem cells in embryonic development, tissue regeneration, as well as neoplasia in the musculoskeletal system. He is the principal investigator on several national research grants, and received a Canadian Research Chair in the first round of competition. He has over 100 peer reviewed publications in Journals such as the PNAS, PLoS Medicine, Cancer Cell, Nature Medicine, Nature Genetics, and Lancet.

He has given over 200 presentations at international meetings or at invited lectures at various venues throughout the world. In addition to his teaching responsibilities in the Department of Surgery, he is currently the supervisor for nine graduate students, two post-doctoral research fellows, and one research associate. He received numerous awards for his research work, including the CIHR, Premier's Research Excellence Award (for outstanding basic science work in Ontario), the Huene Award (for outstanding contributions to Pediatric Orthopaedics in North America), the OREF Research Award (the highest award for an orthopaedic investigator in North America, given jointly by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Research Society and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation), and the Royal College Medal in Surgery (for the best research publication by a member).




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