Dr. Rulan S. Parekh


Vice President, Academics, Women’s College Hospital
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Toronto

Committee membership

Standing Committee on Science


Dr. Rulan S. Parekh is Vice President, Academics, Women’s College Hospital, Staff Nephrologist at Women’s College Hospital and Hospital for Sick Children and Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics in the Departments of Medicine, Paediatrics, Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management Evaluation at the University of Toronto.  Dr. Rulan Parekh is a clinician-scientist, and an international leader in clinical epidemiology and translational research in kidney disease. Her work has revealed novel genetic risk factors leading to kidney disease and increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality for children and adults with kidney disease. Her work regularly appears in elite journals including Nature Genetics, New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA.

At the University of Michigan, Dr. Parekh was uniquely trained in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine with subspecialty training in Pediatric and Adult Nephrology and completion of a Master’s in Biostatistics and Study Design. She went on to post-doctoral training at Johns Hopkins University, joined the faculty in 2000 and onto University of Toronto in 2008. Dr. Parekh has maintained a record of sustained NIH, CIHR and foundation funding. She has received several awards, including the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Advising, Mentoring, and Teaching Research Award, and Department of Pediatrics Mentorship Award; and elected into several academic honor societies including the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the Pediatric Academic Society, and the American Pediatric Society.

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