Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze

Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze
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Associate Professor, Department of Medicine McGill University , Division of Nephrology and Multi-Organ Transplant Program Scientist, CORE, MeDiC, RI-MUHC

5252 de Maisonneuve Office 3E.13, Montréal, QC H4A 3S5

514-934-1934 ext. 35403
Email address: 
ruth.sapir-pichhadze [at]

Dr. Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze is a clinician scientist and a transplant nephrologist at McGill University Health Centre. She completed training in General Internal Medicine, Nephrology, and Kidney Transplantation at the University of Toronto. Thereafter, she enrolled in the Eliot Phillipson Clinician Scientist Training Program and received a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Dr. Sapir-Pichhadze is leading a CIHR, FRQS, and Genome Canada funded research program, which focuses on the application of personalized medicine strategies for the prevention of immune-mediated injuries. Specifically, she is interested in identifying genetic determinants of donor and recipient compatibility in an effort to optimize organ allocation schemes, inform personalized surveillance schedules, and establish individually tailored therapeutic regimens in kidney transplant candidates and recipients. In recognition of her efforts, Dr. Sapir-Pichhadze has been awarded the prestigious KRESCENT-CIHR New Investigator and the Chercheur boursier clinicien - Junior 1 awards.


Areas of expertise: 

Nephrology Transplantation Clinical Epidemiology Clinical Research Translational Research Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Systematic Reviews Health Services Research Observational studies Competing risk survival analysis. Personalized Medicine Eye-Movement tracking Histocompatibility Epitopes Neuroscience, Visual electrophysiology

Associate Members
Research areas: 
Clinical Epidemiology and Informatics
Health Services and Health Policy
Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology
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