Highly Influential Researchers

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Six UHN scientists are named Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics.
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Highly Cited Researchers 2018 include UHN scientists (from left to right) Dr. Cheryl Arrowsmith, Dr. Anthony Lang, Dr. Andres Lozano, Dr. Tak Mak, Dr. Roger McIntyre and Dr. Ming-Sound Tsao.

Six University Health Network (UHN) researchers have been named Highly Cited Researchers 2018 by Clarivate Analytics.

The list, which was introduced in 2014, identifies scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant influence in their fields. To be included, researchers had to have published multiple exceptional papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for their field and publication year between 2006 and 2016.

The elite researchers from UHN who were included among the 6,078 scientists worldwide are as follows:

  • Dr. Cheryl Arrowsmith (Senior Scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre), a world leader in cancer epigenetics and structural genomics
  • Dr. Anthony Lang (Senior Scientist at Krembil Research Institute), an internationally recognized expert in movement disorders such as Parkinson disease
  • Dr. Andres Lozano (Senior Scientist at Krembil Research Institute), a renowned researcher who develops novel surgical approaches to treat conditions such as Alzheimer disease and depression
  • Dr. Tak Mak (Senior Scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre), a pioneer in cancer signalling and immunology
  • Dr. Roger McIntyre (Clinician Investigator at Krembil Research Institute), an established expert in cognitive impairments as a result of mood disorders
  • Dr. Ming-Sound Tsao (Senior Scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre), a preeminent authority in translational lung cancer research

For the first time, the list this year also includes a new Cross-Field category to identify researchers with substantial influence across several fields. Approximately one third of the Highly Cited Researchers belong to this category, demonstrating significant influence across more than one discipline.

Canada placed seventh in the world for the number of Highly Cited Researchers, with 166 scientists across all research fields based at Canadian institutions—representing 2.7% of the worldwide total. Of these individuals, 33 are from Toronto.

The full list, as well as a detailed explanation of the analysis methodology, is available here.

Congratulations to UHN’s Highly Cited Researchers for their exceptional research performance and influence.