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Lawrence Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery and Medicine, A.G. Thompson Chair of Surgical Research, McGill University
Director, Division of Surgical Research, McGill University
Chief of Surgical Services, Jewish General Hospital
Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg received his M.D. from McGill University in 1979 and completed surgical training in general surgery at the Montreal General Hospital. During his residency, Dr. Rosenberg earned a Ph.D. in experimental surgery at McGill.
Upon completing post-doctoral studies, which included a transplant surgery fellowship at the University of Michigan, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Surgery and Medicine at McGill in 1987. He is currently Professor of Surgery and Medicine and Director of the Division of Surgical Research, as well as the A.G. Thompson Chair of Surgical Research, at McGill. He is also Chief of Surgical Services at the Jewish General Hospital.

His current studies address the creation of new insulin-producing cells. He is the co-discoverer of INGAP, a novel pancreatic growth factor, currently in clinical trial as a novel therapy to re-grow new insulin-producing cells in those with diabetes. He has served on grant review panels of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA), the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is a member of the Canadian Academy for Health Sciences and was a founding member of the Stem Cell Network of Canada. Dr. Rosenberg is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications. He has been continuously funded by the CIHR for over 20 years. At present, he is the lead investigator on several research grants. He created and directed the Diabetes Research Group of the Stem Cell Network of Canada and was the Director of the JDRF Centre for Beta Cell Regeneration in Montreal. He leads a JDRF-CIHR funded team working to design and develop a bioartificial pancreas.

The contributions of Dr. Rosenberg have been acknowledged by many national and international agencies, including the JDRF, the CIHR, and the Stem Cell Network of Canada. In addition, Dr. Rosenberg has received many career awards and fellowships, including: a Medical Research Council of Canada Scholarship, a McLaughlin Foundation Fellowship, and a
Chercheur-National Award from the Quebec government. He is the only Canadian to have received the prestigious American Surgical Association Foundation Fellowship.


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