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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.
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 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.
was a resident in Internal Medicine at the Royal Victoria Hospital
in Montreal and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
in the Bronx.
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.
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.
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.
Honorary Degree Recipients - Office of Convocation - University of Toronto
Honorary Graduand - Professor Emeritus Arnold Aberman
The Dean of Medicine, Dr. Arnie Aberman, was instrumental in negotiating the matching funds, and played a crucial role, along with Dr. Christopher Paige, University Health Network's Vice President, Research, in moving ERIC to its new position as the Vision Science Research Program within TWH Research Institute.
Dr. Arnold Aberman, former ...
Dr. Arnold Aberman, former Dean of Medicine at University of Toronto, wrote: "As V.P. of the McGill Students' Society in the volatile 60's and an ideological opponent of Patrick, I was on the receiving end of many editorials during his time at the McGill Daily.