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Neil Shear
Neil H. Shear, MD, FRCPC

Affiliate scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room M1 700
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-6100, ext. 4767
Fax: 416-480-6827

Administrative Assistant: Michelle Mooney
Phone: 416-480-6100, ext. 4767


  • BA.Sc. (Hons), 1973, engineering science (specialization in chemical engineering), University of Toronto, Canada
  • MD, 1976, McMaster University, Canada
  • FRCPC, 1980, internal medicine, McMaster, Canada
  • FRCPC, 1982, dermatology, U of T, Canada
  • MRC Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology, 1984, Hospital for Sick Children, Canada

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Affiliate scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Veterans Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Head of dermatology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Professor, department of medicine (dermatology, clinical pharmacology and toxicology) and department of pharmacology, University of Toronto

Research Foci:

  • Drug safety, drug metabolism, pharmacology, genomics and epidemiology
  • Severe cutaneous diseases, pathophysiology, treatment and epidemiology
  • Skin cancer and clinical care models

Research Summary:

The focus of Dr. Shear’s research is to prevent severe drug reactions, screen for safer drugs, make better decisions about drug approvals and help patients with severe skin diseases.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list on PubMed.

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