Chief Diversity Officer
Professor Lisa Robinson
Prof. Robinson is a Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, Head of the Division of Nephrology at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and a Senior Scientist in the Cell Biology program at the SickKids Research Institute. She received her MD degree from the University of Toronto and trained in Internal Medicine at The Toronto Hospital. She completed her residency in Paediatrics at the University of Western Ontario and received her Paediatric Nephrology training at Duke University.
Prof. Robinson received the 2010 Harry Jerome Health Sciences Award from the Black Business & Professional Association. She is also a Faculty Mentor in the Diversity Mentorship Program and a member of the Black Canadians Admissions Subcommittee. At SickKids, Prof. Robinson is the founder and director of Kids Science, which provides opportunities for “at-risk” middle- and high-school students. She also founded the Student Advancement Research (StAR) Program, which offers high school students from Black and Aboriginal backgrounds a six-week paid, hands-on research and clinical shadowing internship.
As Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Robinson strives to help undergraduate students, medical students, residents, faculty, and staff at all stages of the medical education continuum and works with many departments and allies to champion diversity in admissions, education, and recruitment at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.