Dr Sandro Rizoli
Dr Rizoli received his M.D. and completed a General Surgery residency in Brazil. He then moved to Canada in 1992 where he underwent a second residency in General Surgery followed by fellowships in Trauma and Critical Care. During this time he also completed a PhD at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Dr Ori Rotstein.
He received the Royal College Gold Medal in Surgery for the work on hypertonic resuscitation and has over 240 peer-reviewed original publications in medical journals including Journal of Biological Chemistry, Annals of Surgery, JAMA and CMAJ.
He was promoted to Full Professor in 20012 and became the Medical Director of the Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Program at St Michael’s Hospital in 2013. He has an endowed Chair in Trauma, is the Ex-President of the Trauma Association of Canada and current President of the PanAmerican Trauma Society.