Announcement: Dr. Michael Rieder appointed Interim Chair/Chief of the Department of Paediatrics
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Rieder, has been appointed as Interim Chair/Chief of the Department of Paediatrics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre & St. Joseph's Health Care London, effective October 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018.
Dr. Rieder completed his MD at the University of Saskatchewan in 1980, and completed his residency training in paediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. In 1988, he joined the Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario as an Assistant Professor to the Department of Paediatrics, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University. He earned his PhD in Biomedical Pharmacology from the University of Toronto in 1992. In 2014, Dr. Rieder earned the title of Distinguished University Professor at Western University.
Dr. Rieder’s research aims to understand sources of variability in human drug response so that safe and effective therapy can be provided – the right drug at the right dose at the right time for the right patient. His laboratory, the Drug Safety Laboratory, is the core validation laboratory for a national network of drug safety researchers, the Canadian Pharmacogenomic Network for Drug Safety.
Dr. Rieder currently holds the title of CIHR-GSK Chair in Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology. He was the recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (1999 and 2000), the Class of 1962 Award, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (2006-2009), the Senior Investigator Award, Canadian Society for Clinical Pharmacology (2008), Faculty Scholar, Western University (2009) and two Canadian Society for Pharmacology and Therapeutics Publication Awards in 2010 and 2011.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Rieder on his appointment.
Dr. Michael J. Strong, Dean
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Dr. Robin Walker
Integrated Vice President Medical Affairs