Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine & Division of Nephrology, University of Toronto
Goal Groups/Integration Themes:
Innovations in T1D
Following his clinical training in Nephrology, Dr. Cherney completed his PhD in human renal physiology at the Institute of Medical Science, the University of Toronto in 2008. He is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto and a Clinician Scientist at the University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospitals, where he is director of the Renal Physiology Laboratory. He receives operating funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, JDRF the Heart and Stroke Richard Lewar Centre of Excellence and the Banting and Best Diabetes Center. Dr Cherney’s research program focuses on physiological factors that initiate renal disease in patients with diabetes, such as renal hyperfiltration and inflammation. His research program is closely aligned with his integrated and multidisciplinary cardiac-renal-endocrine clinic at the University Health Network, which maintains a strong emphasis on the prevention of diabetic nephropathy and related cardiovascular disease.