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Dr. Mohit Kapoor

Co-Director, Schroeder Arthritis Institute

University Health Network

Professor, University of Toronto

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Short biography

Dr. Mohit Kapoor is the Co-Director of the Schroeder Arthritis Institute (the largest multidisciplinary Arthritis Institute in Canada) that integrates clinical care, education and research. He is the Tony and Shari Fell Platinum Chair in Arthritis Research. He is also the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Toronto.


Dr. Kapoor’s translational research program is directed towards:

(1) Understanding the complex cellular and molecular mechanisms associated with joint destruction during osteoarthritis;

(2) Identifying reliable biomarkers for early identification of patients with osteoarthritis to enable early intervention;

(3) Identifying novel therapeutic targets to stop/delay osteoarthritis and restore joint function.


His research program is funded by various organizations including the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Canada Research Chairs Program, Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), The Krembil Foundation, The Arthritis Society, Stem Cell Network, etc.


He sits on review panels & boards of various research and funding organizations across the globe. He has over 100 research publications in high ranked scientific journals including Nature Medicine, Science Translational Medicine, Nature Reviews Rheumatology, Annals of The Rheumatic Diseases, etc.

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