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As the Temerty Faculty of Medicine implements our Academic Strategic Plan, we must evaluate our performance and be transparent with our community and partners. The following data is frequently used to measure our progress, but we know it’s an incomplete picture. Therefore, we continue to seek new ways to capture the unique contributions of all members of our diverse community. However, from our international rankings to research funding and donor support, this is where we begin to measure the impact of Temerty Medicine. 

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2021 National Taiwan University Ranking
Clinical Medicine
2022 U.S. News & World Report
Clinical Medicine
2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings
Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health
2022 QS World University Ranking
2021 Shanghai Ranking
Clinical Medicine

Clinical Medicine (or related fields) Subject Rankings 2017-21

Rankings Over 5 years

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Ranking 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
National Taiwan University 3 3 3 3 3
U.S. News & World Report 6 4 5 5 5
Times Higher Education World University 14 19 13 6 6
QS World University 15 13 11 13 13
Shanghai 16 15 5 15 15

Contributions to Physician Supply and Distribution in 2020

The Temerty Faculty of Medicine is the single largest contributor of physicians in Canada, representing 20% of all newly trained Canadian physicians in 2020. (CAPER 2021). According to the Ontario Physician Human Resources Data Centre (OPHRDC), of all Ontario trained physicians entering practice in this province between 2002 and 2020:

of family physicians who trained in Ontario did so at U of T
of specialists who trained in Ontario did so at U of T
of Ontario trained family physicians and
of all specialists practising in the GTA are U of T Graduates

Where do our PhD graduates go?

The 10,000 PhDs Project, which was an initiative of the School of Graduate Studies, used Internet searches of open-access data sources such as official university and company websites to determine the current and/or first (2016) employment status of the 10,886 PhDs who graduated from U of T between 2000 and 2015 in all disciplines. 

How We Innovate

Over the last five years (FY 2017 — FY 2021)

of 864 new invention disclosures filed at U of T came from Medicine
of 395 new priority patent application filed by U of T came from Medicine
of 240 US patents issued tried to U of T came from Medicine
of 198 new licenses and options at U of T came from Medicine
of 62 new start-up companies at U of T came from Medicine
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Temerty Medicine, including its researchers at TAHSN-affiliated institutes, received nearly $925M in research funding in 2019-20 and saw a 4.2 per cent increase in annual support from Tri-Agency Funding (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) from the prior year. Collectively, Temerty Medicine receives roughly one-quarter of all Tri-Agency Funding awarded in Canada. With federal funding envelopes remaining relatively static in recent years, U of T Medicine has continued to diversify and increase funding from other sources, including not-for-profit (5.7% increase from prior year) and industry (24.1% increase from prior year).

Total Awards in 2019-20
Total Funding (millions)

Research Funding Sources (2015-16 to 2019-20)

Research Funding Sources

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Sector 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Private 110 113 103 112 139
Gov't & Other 153 124 116 167 139
Not-for-Profit 357 387 377 395 418
Tri-Agency (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR) 176 195 198 218 227

Articles in Top Journals 2020

Number of publications in the 50 highest impact journals in medicine and related fields

Source: Web of Science, 2020


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Journal Articles - Canada
Toronto McGill UBC Montreal McMaster
775 307 271 244 219


Based on the National Taiwan University ranking.


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journal articles - world
Harvard Hopkins Toronto UCSF Mayo
1353 792 775 615 476

International Collaborations 2020

Temerty Medicine researchers collaborate with researchers all over the world.

In 2020, our researchers participated in

collaborations across
countries, ranging from Albania to Zimbabwe
MD administrative staff


Alumni and Donors (FY 2020-21)

The Temerty Faculty of Medicine benefits from the generous financial support of alumni and donors. These funds help drive programs and research, as well as faculty and student support.

Alumni Worldwide
Donors in FY 2020-21 (50% first-time donors)
Raised (including $240,000,000 from the Temerty Family)
Pledged by 894 alumni

Enrolment Numbers 2020-21

U of T is home to the third largest MD Program by enrolment in Canada and the largest in Ontario. U of T has, however, the most post-MD trainees in Canada and is a leading provider of medical continuing professional development. Our graduate students are 62% female and represent more than 14.5% of all graduate students at U of T.

Undergraduate Learners: 1,486

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Undergraduate Learners
MD MD/PhD Physician Assistant Program Medical Radiation Sciences
1060 70 60 296

Postgraduate Medical Education: 3,693

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Postgraduate Medical Learners
Fellows Residents
1571 2135

Graduate Learners: 2,896

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Graduate Learners
Professional Degrees Masters Students Doctoral Students
773 843 1265

Continuing Professional Development

Accredited CPD events and courses
Learners participated in

Faculty and Staff 2021

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Faculty and staff numbers
Clinical Status Only Adjunct Appointed Staff
7174 1605 339 241 840


Toronto Academic Health Science Network Hospitals and Other Affiliated Institutions

The Temerty Faculty of Medicine and our affiliated hospitals form one of the leading health sciences centres for research and education in North America. The hub centres on the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) – composed of our fully affiliated and associate affiliated hospitals – and extends to another 20 community-affiliated hospitals and healthcare sites in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.

(*) These hospitals merged in 2017; the University’s affiliations continue on a site-specific basis.

(**) These hospitals joined TAHSN in 2021, with their ongoing membership contingent on becoming TAHSN Associate Affiliated hospitals.

(***) Formerly Hincks-Dellcrest Treatment Centre, this site integrated with the Hospital for Sick Children in 2017; the University’s affiliations continue on a site-specific basis.

Governor General Award

Honours & Awards

Featured Awards

International Awards

Professor Dina Brooks

2021 Thomas L. Petty Distinguished Pulmonary Scholar Award
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

This award is presented to an individual who has made significant advances in pulmonary rehabilitation through their research and scholarly contributions and has earned national prominence in their field through contributions in contemporary research and/or education.

Professor Zulfiqur Bhutta

2022 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award
Gairdner Foundation

The award recognizes Prof. Zulfiqar Bhutta's research on community-based and policy interventions in child and maternal health, especially among vulnerable populations. Read more about Prof. Zulfiqur Bhutta's award >

Professor John Dick

2022 Gairdner International Award
Gairdner Foundation

John Dick was recognized with a Gairdner International Award, for the discovery of leukemic stem cells and later work on the diagnosis and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. Read more about Prof. John Dick's award >

Professor Gary Lewis

2022 Edwin Bierman Award
American Diabetes Association

This award recognizes researchers who have made outstanding scientific contributions to the understanding and treatment of diabetes and macrovascular complications. 

Professor Donald Weaver

Oskar Fischer Gold Prize
University of Texas at San Antonio

Prof. Weaver is recognized for his research into a new theory of Alzheimer’s as an autoimmune disease. His lab focuses on the design and development of novel therapeutics targeting neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s.

National Awards

Professor Chung-Wai Chow

Brockhouse Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Prof. Chow is recognized alongside fellow team members Greg EvansJeff BrookMiriam DiamondMarianne HatzopoulouJim WallaceCheol-Heon Jeong and Jim Wallace for developing innovative tools and strategies for studying air pollution and its effects.

Professor Nomazulu Dlamini

2022 Emerging Academic Leader Award (Large Institution) 
Pediatric Chairs of Canada 

Prof. Dlamini's research aims to understand the mechanisms of injury, repair and neuroplasticity of the developing brain following stroke. Her work is embedded in the SickKids Children’s Stroke Program, recognized as one of the largest and leading academic stroke programs worldwide.

Professor Naheed Dosani

Honourary Doctorate Degree (Doctor of Laws)
Ontario Tech University

Prof. Dosani is recognized for his relentless advocacy for health justice, his trailblazing achievements in delivering community-based hospice palliative care, and for his ongoing commitment to humanitarian efforts.

Professor Daniel Drucker

2022 Inductee
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Prof. Drucker is recognized for revealing the potential for gut hormones to achieve dramatic clinical outcomes in the treatment of life-limiting and life-threatening metabolic and intestinal disorders.

Professor Edward Etchells

2022 Clinical Teacher Award
Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

The award recognizes exceptional clinical teaching contributions in Canada.

Professor Patricia Houston

2021 Ian Hart Award for Distinguished Contribution to Medical Education
Canadian Association for Medical Education

This award recognizes senior faculty who have made exceptional contributions to medical education throughout their academic careers. 

Professor David Jenkins 

2022 Inductee
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Prof. Jenkins is recognized for inventing the glycemic index to classify carbohydrates and their effects on blood glucose levels, associated with the incidence of diabetes, stroke, and cardiovascular disease mortality. 

Professor Onye Nnorom and La Toya Dennie

2022 Honourees
100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women

The award highlights the social, educational, political, and professional accomplishments of Black Canadian women.

Professor Paula Ravitz

2022 John Ruedy Award for Excellence in Medical Education
Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

The award recognizes the development of innovative print materials, electronic learning aids or other teaching aids.

Professor Linda Rapson (co-winner)

2021 Dr. Rogers Prize

This award highlights the important contributions of complementary and alternative medicine to health care, and recognizes those who embody the same level of vision, leadership, and integrity as that of the late Dr. Roger Hayward Rogers.

Professor Sharon Walmsley

2022 Women of Distinction Award
YWCA Toronto

Dr. Sharon Walmsley is one of the first Ontario physicians to dedicate her practice to the care of persons living with the HIV virus, Sharon has pioneered care models to address the specific needs of HIV positive women.

Professor Nicole Woods

2021 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award
Women's Executive Network

As part of the awards program, Woods was honoured with a Manulife Science and Technology award, which recognizes women in STEM roles who challenge the status quo for knowledge and female empowerment. 

Professor Ann Yeh

2022 Academic Leadership Clinician Practitioner Award
Pediatric Chairs of Canada

Prof. Yeh leads one of the world’s largest programs focused on these disorders and been central to the creation of standards of care and treatment of many established and newly recognized neuroinflammatory disorders.

University of Toronto / Temerty Medicine Awards

Professor Renee Beach

2022 IGNITE Mentorship Award
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Professor Danielle Bentley

2022 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in Life Sciences
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Professor Andrea Boggild

2022 IGNITE Mentorship Award
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Professors David Jenkins and Leonardo Salmena

2022 Excellence in Linking Undergraduate Teaching to Research in Life Sciences
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Professor Trevor Moraes

2022 Excellence in Undergraduate Laboratory Teaching in Life Sciences
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Professor Cindi Morshead

2022 Connaught Innovation Award
University of Toronto

Office of Communications

2021 Excellence Through Innovation Award (ETIA)
Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture

Professor Donald Redelmeier

2022 President's Impact Award
University of Toronto

Professor Sanjeev Sockalingam

President's Teaching Award
University of Toronto

TAHSN Awards

Professor Melanie Kirby-Allen

2021 MSA Citizenship Award
SickKids Medical Staff Association