Dr. Richard Kim

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Wolfe Medical Research Chair in Pharmacogenomics
Professor & Chair, Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Director, Centre for Clinical & Therapeutics

Office: B9-116, University Hospital
Phone: 519.685.8500 ex 33553
Fax: 519.663.3090
E-mail: richard.kim@lhsc.on.ca

Dr. Kim was recruited to Western from Vanderbilt University in 2006 to head the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, which has now become the largest clinical pharmacology training program in Canada, and second largest in North America.  He also holds the Wolfe Medical Research Chair in Pharmacogenomics at Western. He has been actively leading a program of excellence in Personalized Medicine.  In 2008, he started the first personalized medicine clinic in Canada and since 2011, personalized medicine inpatient consultation service has been available for patients who are at risk for toxicity or subtherapeutic benefit from a number of drugs in clinical use whether for children or the elderly, for cardiovascular disease, inflammatory conditions, and cancer. He is an elected Member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS).

Research Activities

Personalized Medicine, Pharmacogenomics, Drug Metabolism, Drug Transport