UHN's International Research Advisory Board brings together internationally recognized scientists who are experts in high-impact areas to meet with UHN Research leadership and to advise on Research policy, governance and management.

The Board includes the following world-renowned scientists:

Samuel Weiss, PhD (Chair)

  • Professor, Departments of Cell Biology & Anatomy and Physiology & Pharmacology, University of Calgary
  • Inaugural Director, Hotchkiss Brain Institute


Philip E Branton, OC, PhD, FRSC

  • Gilman Cheney Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Oncology and the Goodman Cancer Centre, McGill University


Thomas Rockwell Mackie, PhD    

  • Professor Emeritus, Medical Physics and Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin
  • Director, Medical Devices Focus Area, Morgridge Institute for Research

Lynne Warner Stevenson, MD    

  • Director, Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Professor, Harvard Medical School

John E Wennberg, MD, MPH    

  • Active Professor Emeritus of Community & Family Medicine, Peggy Y Thomson Professor Emeritus in Evaluative Clinical Sciences and Director Emeritus and Founder, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice