UHN Researcher Honoured

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Dr. Gelareh Zadeh has been named one of the Top 25 Women of Influence for 2021.

Dr. Gelareh Zadeh has been named one of Canada’s Top 25 Women of Influence for 2021.  

Dr. Zadeh is Co-Director of the Krembil Brain Institute and a Senior Scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. She leads a research program focused on understanding primary and skull base brain tumors, such as meningiomas and schwannomas, to improve disease management and patient outcomes. She also works to develop treatments for brain tumors through surgical clinical trials. 

In August, 2020, she was appointed to the role of the Dan Family Chair in the Division of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto, becoming the first female neurosurgery chair in the country.

The Top 25 Women of Influence™ award celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of diverse women role models in Canada. Award recipients span multiple sectors and are recognized for their inspiring efforts to drive positive change, contributions to the greater good and career achievements.

As a dedicated surgeon, scientist and educator, Dr. Zadeh is an inspiring role model for women in Canada and abroad.

Congratulations Dr. Zadeh!

To see the other 2021 awardees, visit the Women of Influence website.