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Director of the Intensive Care Unit
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1 Gustave Levy Place Box 1211
New York City, New York,10029
Mount Sinai Hospital, part of Sinai Health System, is an internationally recognized 442-bed acute care academic health sciences centre affiliated with the University of Toronto. Clinical strengths include women's and infants' health, chronic disease management... more.
Chair of the Department of Medicine
Chairman of the Department of Medicine
University of Toronto
University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Professor of Medicine and Dean Emeritus
Order of Canada
Aeroplan Limited Partnership
Member of the Implementation Management Committee
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Member of Board of Trustees
University of Southern California
Research Fellow In the Shock Research Unit
Arnold Aberman Arnold Aberman received his M.D. from McGill University in 1967, followed by postgraduate training in Internal Medicine, Respirology, and Critical Care at McGill, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, and University of Southern California. In 1973 he was recruited to Toronto as Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he later served as Physician-in-Chief from 1977-87. In 1989, Dr. Aberman was appointed Chair of the Department of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief at The Toronto Hospital, the first Physician-in-Chief of the combined Toronto General and Toronto Western Departments of Medicine. Dr. Aberman's major mandate was to merge the two hospital departments clinically, academically, administratively, and financially. The process was completed by early 1992, and the success of the merger served as a model for further hospital mergers that were to follow in the mid-1990's. While merging the two departments, Dr. Aberman also began the process of changing the relationship of the seven hospital Departments of Medicine and the University Department from a federation to a more centralized and cohesive university department. An Executive Committee composed of all Physicians-in-Chief was created, the Division Directors were given increased authority, the Departmental budget was placed more firmly under the control of the Chair, and steps were initiated to create a single Internal Medicine training program. However, in December, 1992, before many of these changes could be implemented, Dr. Aberman was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, the first Chair of the Department of Medicine to serve in this position. From 1987-97 Dr. Phillipson served as Physician-in-Chief at Mount Sinai Hospital, and in 1992 was appointed Acting Chair of the Department of Medicine when Arnold Aberman stepped down to become Dean.
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Arnold Aberman Arnold Aberman was born in Montreal, Quebec. He received his B.Sc. (1965) and M.D. (1967) degrees from McGill University where he won many academic awards and prizes. He was a resident in Internal Medicine at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. He then completed pulmonary disease subspecialty training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Cardiovascular Research Institute of the University of California, San Francisco. In 1972-73, he was a research fellow in the Shock Research Unit of the University of Southern California. Dr. Aberman is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Pulmonary Disease. He was an intensivist by practice and from 1973 to 1989 was the director of the Intensive Care Unit at Mount Sinai Hospital, a teaching hospital of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. He also served as Physician-in-Chief at Mount Sinai Hospital and Physician-in-Chief of The Toronto Hospital (the merged Toronto General and Toronto Western Hospitals). A Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto since 1980, Dr. Aberman was Chairman of the Department of Medicine and the sixth Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor of Medicine. Beginning in January 2002, Dr. Aberman was instrumental in the creation and the early development of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, first as Consulting Dean and then as Consultant to the Dean. Dr. Aberman has over 60 publications on the management of shock and other problems of critically ill patients. He has lectured widely throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the world; has been a visiting professor in many medical schools; and has held leadership positions in many academic organizations. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a member of the American Board of Medicine's Internal Pulmonary Disease Subspecialty Board and Chairman of the American Board of Internal Medicine's Pulmonary Disease Subspecialty Board. He served as Governor for Ontario for the American College of Physicians and President of the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges. Arnold Aberman holds honorary degrees from Laurentian University, Lakehead University and the University of Haifa. In 2011, he was appointed a member of the Order of Canada for his contributions to the "advancement of medicine for more than 30 years.
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Dr. Arnold Aberman will address graduates and undergraduates from the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences. Dr. Aberman has contributed to the advancement of medicine for more than 30 years, including the creation of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), a joint initiative between Lakehead University and Laurentian University. He was instrumental in the planning and development of NOSM. He can take credit for many aspects of NOSM's unique structure and governance. As a co-director of the Intensive Care Unit at Mount Sinai Hospital, Dr. Aberman was instrumental in securing recognition for the field of critical care medicine as an independent discipline in Canada. Dr. Aberman will receive an honorary Doctor of Science.
Arnold Aberman, C.M.
Arnold Aberman, C.M. Arnold Aberman has contributed to the advancement of medicine for more than 30 years. As co-director of the Intensive Care Unit at Mount Sinai Hospital, he was instrumental in securing recognition for the field of critical care medicine as an independent discipline in Canada. He contributed to the founding of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and was also dean of medicine at the University of Toronto.
Among the new members to the order are Professor Samantha Nutt of medicine, former dean of medicine Arnold Aberman and alumni Fallis, Malcolm Gladwell, Dorothy Griffiths, Eric Jackman, Joseph Kates, Robert Younghusband McMurtry and David Staines.
Aberman, who also served as physician-in-chief at Mount Sinai Hospital, is noted for his contributions to medical education and critical care practice in Canada.