George Yousef

University of Toronto

Dr. Yousef is Chief of the Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine and Senior Associate Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children. He is a Professor and Vice-Chair of the department of Laboratory Medicine at the University of Toronto and a Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. His research laboratory is one of the leading laboratories focusing on the cancer biomarkers in urologic malignancies using an integrated genomic approaches. His is internationally recognized in miRNA and kallikreins research. He has over 250 published research papers and review articles and 15 book chapters. He is the editor of a book on “Molecular Pathology in Cancer”.

Dr. Yousef is a member of the Royal Society of Canada, a founding member of the International Scientific Committee of Kallikreins and the Vice President of the International Society of Enzymology. He is the editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Pathology. He is the chair of the Kidney Cancer Research Network of Canada personalized medicine initiative; and member of the steering committee for prostate and bladder cancer management in Ontario. He was recognized by prestigious awards from the Royal College of Physicians, Canadian Association of Pathologists, and the United States National Academy of Clinical Chemistry.