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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.