Presenter: Dr. S. Joseph Kim


Dr. S. Joseph Kim is a staff nephrologist in the Division of Nephrology and Medical Director of the Kidney Transplant Program at the Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He is the Past President of the Canadian Organ Replacement Register Board of Directors, former Vice-Chair of the Data Advisory Committee at the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, Chair of the Information System Advisory Committee at Canadian Blood Services, and Chair of the Data System Working Group for the Organ Donation and Transplantation Collaborative at Health Canada. Dr. Kim completed medical school, internal medicine residency, chief medical residency, and fellowships in nephrology and kidney transplantation at the University of Toronto. In 2008, he completed a PhD in epidemiology and a Masters in biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is currently an MBA candidate at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Dr. Kim's research interests are in the areas of access to and outcomes of kidney transplantation using data from both centre- and population-based cohorts. His methodological interests include survival analysis and statistical models for causal inference.