Stuart MacLeod

Professor of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC)

Since January 2003, Dr. MacLeod has been Professor of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine, at the University of British Columbia. He was Director of the Child and Family Research Institute at British Columbia Children’s Hospital and Associate Dean of Research at UBC until January 2010. Until August 2012, he was Vice President Research Coordination and Academic Liaison for the Provincial Health Services Authority of British Columbia.

Dr. MacLeod spent 14 years at the University of Toronto with appointments in the departments of pharmacology, clinical biochemistry, medicine and pediatrics and an adjunct appointment in the Faculty of Pharmacy. He held hospital appointments at the University Health Network (Toronto Western Hospital), the Hospital for Sick Children and the Addiction Research Foundation. At the Hospital for Sick Children, beginning in 1979 Dr. MacLeod established the Division of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology, which has become a world leader in research and training of clinician scientists with an interest in pediatric therapeutics and toxicology.

In 1987, Dr. MacLeod became Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University and in 1992, the founding director of the Father Sean O’Sullivan Research Centre at St Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, a position he held until June 2002. During his time in Hamilton, Dr. MacLeod established a multidisciplinary program in therapeutic evaluation, the Centre for Evaluation of Medicines.

His main research interests are pediatric clinical pharmacology and toxicology, adverse drug reactions, pharmacogenomics, drug policy and optimal drug use for children. Dr. MacLeod has longstanding involvements in global health that have included work in Africa for international agencies and organizations, including the World Health Organization, Canadian International Development Agency, International Development Research Centre, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Dr. MacLeod has served on numerous professional boards and committees and, in particular, has served two lengthy terms as chair of the Canadian Pediatric Society’s Committee on Drugs and Hazardous Substances and was also seconded to the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Drugs. Dr. MacLeod is currently a member of the Pediatric Expert Advisory Committee (Health Canada), a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and a fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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