Clinics & Inpatient Care Units

Rheumatology

Faculty

Dr. Louise Perlin – division head, associate professor of Medicine
Dr. Perlin is a clinician-teacher, recognized for her outstanding teaching skills in the clinic and on the consultation service. She is a member of the Department of Medicine and Division of Rheumatology executive committees. Dr. Perlin's practice encompasses the broad spectrum of rheumatic disease with a strong emphasis on inflammatory disorders and juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients transitioning from the Hospital for Sick Children’s.

Dr. Robert Rottapel - professor of Medicine
Dr. Rottapel is a clinician-scientist and a senior scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center, holding the Amgen Chair for Cancer Research. He is a professor of Medicine, Immunology and Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto. He is a director at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research for the Innovations in Target Validation Program. He serves as the head of the Ontario node of the Terry Fox Research Institute and on its national executive counsel. His research focuses on the overlap between inflammation and cancer.

Dr. Laurence Rubin - professor of Medicine
Dr. Rubin is a clinician-investigator with an expertise and interest in the genetic basis of metabolic bone disease/osteoporosis and autoimmune inflammatory disorders. He heads a multidisciplinary program in osteoarthritis, an early rheumatoid arthritis program (CATCH Cohort), a monthly spondyloarthritis clinic and weekly metabolic bone disease and osteoporosis clinic. Dr. Rubin has also been an attending rheumatologist at the Timmins and District Hospital since 1987 with a clinical program focused on inflammatory joint disease.

Dr. Rachel Shupak - associate professor of Medicine
Dr. Shupak is a clinician-educator with interests spanning a range of inflammatory rheumatologic conditions, with a focus on inflammatory myopathies. She has an interest in continuing education program development and is a founder and medical director of the Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care program, the annual Arthritis Day for Primary-Care Clinicians and Prescription for Education programs. She has won many outstanding teaching awards as well as the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Dr. Dharini Mahendira – assistant professor of Medicine
Dr. Mahendira is a clinician-teacher practicing general rheumatology with a special interest in managing rheumatic diseases in pregnancy. She is involved in medical education of trainees at all levels, with a focus on rheumatology curriculum design in post-graduate medical education. She completed a Masters in Health Practitioner Teacher Education at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Erin Norris – assistant professor of Medicine
Dr. Norris is a clinician-teacher with interest in metabolic bone diseases and collaborative models of care. Her clinical practice includes general rheumatology, with a focus on inflammatory disorders and metabolic bone diseases. She also runs specialty clinics in the cystic fibrosis and hemophilia programs and is involved in medical education of trainees at all levels and across disciplines.

Dr. Ophir Vinik - lecturer
Dr. Vinik is a clinician-teacher practising general rheumatology with a special interest in inflammatory myopathies. He is involved in medical education of trainees at all levels and is a co-director of the St. Michael’s annual Arthritis Day. He is a referral source for adolescents with juvenile arthritis and myositis in transition from the Hospital for Sick Children.

Dr. Doreen Campbell - lecturer
Dr. Campbell practises general rheumatology with a special interest in rehabilitation medicine. She is involved in medical education and supervises trainees from different disciplines.