Dr. Ronald Cohn has been appointed to the position of Chief of Paediatrics at The Hospital for Sick Children and Chair of Paediatrics at The University of Toronto following an extensive international search. He will assume his new responsibilities on July 1, 2016.
 
Dr. Cohn was recruited to the Hospital for Sick Children in 2012 to be the Chief of the Division of Clinical and Metabolic Genetics, Co-Director of the Centre for Genetic Medicine and Senior Scientist. He also became the Inaugural Women’s Auxiliary Chair in Clinical and Metabolic Genetics in April of 2013, and is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Paediatrics and Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the David M. Kamsler Award for outstanding compassionate and expert care of pediatric patients, 2004; First Annual Harvard-Partners Center for Genetics and Genomics Award in Medical, 2006; and, the NIH Young Innovator Award, 2008.