Dr. David Eidelman
Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University
A McGill graduate and native Montrealer, Dr. David Eidelman is Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. He is also President of the Réseau Universitaire Intégré de Santé (RUIS) McGill, a network mandated by the Quebec government to coordinate health care, training and research across 63 per cent of the province’s land mass. Prior to his appointment January 1, 2012, Dr. Eidelman served as Chair of the McGill Department of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) for seven years. As Chair, he was responsible for overseeing the largest clinical department of the McGill Faculty of Medicine and its academic network, which includes the MUHC, the Jewish General Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital Center and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, among other partners. In addition to his administrative successes as Chair and Physician-in-Chief, Dr. Eidelman has served as Director of McGill’s renowned Division of Respiratory Diseases. After receiving his MDCM (Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery) degree in 1979, Dr. Eidelman continued training in internal medicine at the University of Toronto, first at St. Michael’s Hospital and then at Toronto General Hospital. He returned to Montreal to pursue advanced training in respiratory medicine and research at McGill. He is an accomplished clinician-scientist, whose research in inflammatory disorders of the airways is based at the Meakins-Christie Laboratories in Montreal. Dr. Eidelman is active in clinical medicine and research in Canada and internationally.
As Montreal gears up to host the biggest leaders in global health, it is our hope that Canada will go well beyond provision of international aid, and find a way to harness the abundant scientific talent in Canada. Doing so will not only amplify the financial contributions by Canadians, but also show our global solidarity.
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