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Mount Sinai Physician Appointed New Chair of U of T’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dr. John Kingdom, one of Mount Sinai’s renowned doctors as well as a scientist with the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, has been appointed Chair of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine's Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for a five year term beginning July 1, 2013.  He will take over from Mount Sinai’s Dr. Alan Bocking, who has led the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology since 2003.  Dr. Kingdom has had a spectacular career in clinical medicine, research and teaching since joining our Mount Sinai Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, culminating in this prestigious appointment.  Mount Sinai Hospital is a University of Toronto-affiliated Hospital.
“I am delighted to be given this exciting opportunity to promote further advances in Women's Health at our University of Toronto Hospitals and Research Institutes,” said Dr. Kingdom. “I would like to thank everyone in the Mount Sinai community, especially the donors who founded the Rose Torno Chair, for their tremendous support of my career development over the past 15 years.

Dr. Kingdom graduated from Trinity College, University of Dublin medical school in 1984 and subsequently did Residency training in Paediatrics, followed by Obstetrics and Gynaecology, including a Medical Research Council (UK) training fellowship, at the University of Glasgow, U.K. He subsequently did Fellowship training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, followed by a three-year Senior Lecturer position at University College London Hospitals, U.K.
He joined the staff of Mount Sinai Hospital and the University of Toronto in 1988, currently holding university appointments as a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, with cross-appointments in the Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Medical Imaging and Physiology.  He is a member of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division at Mount Sinai Hospital and directed the Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship program at the University of Toronto 1999-2009. He currently holds the inaugural Rose Torno Chair in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.   
A clinician scientist involved in the full spectrum of clinical, translational and basic science research programs in placental development, pathology and the management of placental insufficiency disorders, Professor Kingdom has published in leading journals and has fostered his research program through the creation of a multidisciplinary placenta clinic at Mount Sinai. His research has continuously received peer-reviewed research funding from CIHR and PSI Ontario since 2000.  He has received international recognition, as an elected member of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation in 1997, the Castellucci Prize awardee for contributions to placental research from the European Placenta Group, and as President of the Perinatal Research Society in 2011.