Aaron D. Schimmer

Dr. Schimmer is the Director of Research, a Senior Scientist and a Staff Physician at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network. He is also a professor in the departments of Medicine, Medical Biophysics, and Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto. He is a Past President of the Canadian Hematology Society. Dr. Schimmer’s clinical practice is focused on treating patients with acute leukemia and related disorders. His laboratory research focuses on developing new therapeutic strategies for leukemia by targeting dysregulated mitochondrial pathways in leukemia stem cells.

Dr. Schimmer graduated from the medical school at the University of Toronto and completed specialty and subspecialty training in internal medicine in and hematology.  He subsequently pursued research training and received his PhD in Molecular Biology, followed by post-doctoral training at the Burnham Institute in San Diego, California. He is the author of over 290 publications and is an inventor of over 20 patent applications. He has received over 40 awards and honours for academic achievements including election to the Royal Society of Canada, American Society of Clinical Investigation, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and was named Scholar in Clinical Research by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.