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Michelle Hladunewich, MD, FRCP(C), M.Sc.

Associate scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room A1 39
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Administrative Assistant: Mary Coates

Phone: 416-480-6100 x3863
Fax: 416-480-5040

Clinical Administrative Assistant: Elizabeth Nicolau
Phone: 416-480-4773
Fax: 416-480-5755


  • M.Sc., 2003, clinical epidemiology, Stanford University, U.S.
  • Fellowship, 1999–2003, nephrology, Stanford University, U.S.
  • FRCP(C), 2002, special competence in nephrology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • FRCP(C), 1999, internal medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Fellowship, 1998–1999, critical care medicine, Stanford University, U.S.
  • MD, 1994, University of Alberta, Canada
  • B.Sc. (with distinction), psychology, 1990, University of Alberta, Canada

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Associate scientist, Biological Sciences, Women & Babies Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Associate professor, department of medicine, division of nephrology, University of Toronto
  • Division director, nephrology and obstetrical medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Research Foci:

  • Glomerular physiology
  • Glomerular-based kidney disease
  • Kidney disease in pregnancy
  • Preeclampsia
  • Acute kidney injury

Research Summary:

Dr. Hladunewich is interested in glomerular-based disease, and is conducting several clinical trials in the field. She is also interested in the renal physiology of normal and abnormal pregnancy. Her primary research focus has been the long-term sequelae of preeclampsia including differences in the renin angiotensin system and endothelial function. She has developed specialty clinics in kidney disease, pregnancy and a glomerular-based disease to align with her research interests.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

Related News and Stories:

  • More Is Better: Intensive dialysis treatment generally safe for women with kidney failure (from 2015 SRI Magazine)
  • Under pressure: Attending to the heart health of women with early preeclampsia (from SRI Magazine, 2011)