Dr. Simon Carette, M.D., FRCP(C)

  • Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Head, Division of Rheumatology, University Health Network, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Director, Vasculitis Clinic, Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis and Autoimmune Disease

Simon Carette graduated from medical school at Laval University in 1975.  He then trained in Internal Medicine at both Laval and McGill Universities before pursuing a fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Toronto and clinical research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed a Masters of Epidemiology at the University of Cambridge, UK in 1997.

Dr. Carette is the director of the Vasculitis Clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital. This clinic, the largest of its type in Canada, serves as a referral center for patients from all over Ontario and other provinces suffering from various vasculitides, including Wegener's granulomatosis, Churg-Strauss, microscopic polyangiitis, polyarteritis nodosa and Takayasu arteritis. The clinic is part of the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC), which is one of the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Networks funded by the National Institutes of Health. The VCRC includes only four other centers in North America (Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Johns Hopkins and Boston University).