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Sheldon Tobe

HSF/NOSM Chair in Aboriginal and Rural Health Research
Associate scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Kidney Care Centre at the CNIB Centre
1929 Bayview Ave., third floor
Toronto, ON M4G 3E8

Phone: 416-480-5590

Clinical Manager and Administrative Assistant: Sana Habib 
Phone: 416-480-5590
Fax: 416-480-6940


  • B.Sc., 1982, University of Toronto, Canada
  • MD, 1985, University of Calgary, Canada
  • FRCPC, 1989, medicine
  • FRCP, 1991, nephrology
  • FACP, 2009
  • FASH, 2010
  • MScCH (HPTE), 2012, U of T, Canada

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Associate scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Schulich Heart Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Professor of medicine, department of medicine, division of nephrology, U of T
  • Associate scientist, Institute of Medical Science
  • HSF/NOSM Chair in Aboriginal and Rural Health Research
  • Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Research Focus:

  • Nephrology and hypertension
  • Clinical practice guidelines implementation

Research Summary:

Dr. Tobe is now engaged with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine to facilitate research in rural and Aboriginal communities based on the principles of social accountability.

Dr. Tobe's research is focused on improving the lives of people with or at risk of developing kidney disease by focusing on the prevention, diagnosis and control of hypertension. Current projects include the relationship of stress and its management and hypertension, microalbuminuria and hypertension, and renal vascular disease.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

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