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Dan Farine, Associate Editor

Dr Dan Farine is a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of Toronto. He is cross appointed to the Departments of Medicine and Public Health.

He received his medical degree at Tel-Aviv University. He completed his residency in Ob/Gyn. in Toronto in 1986. He finished his fellowship in Maternal/Fetal Medicine at Columbia University, New York in 1988 following which he was appointed as a staff perinatologist at Mt. Sinai hospital in Toronto. He became the Head of Maternal Fetal Medicine of that unit in 1990 and the head of Obstetrics in that hospital in 1992. He was the Head of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Division in the University of Toronto in 2004-2012.

He has published more than 150 peer reviewed papers of which 9 received research awards. These included 2 SMFM best paper award, several best poster awards as well as awards from the SGI and the SOGC. He is an editor of a book on new technologies in labour monitoring and co-editor of a textbook on malignancies in pregnancy. He has authored 15 book chapters.

He had several different appointments in the area of medical education. The last was heading the MFM fellowship program at the University of Toronto. He has received 5 awards for his teaching capabilities.

He was a member and the Head of the MFM Committee of Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) for many years (1998-2009) and was involved in writing many of the SOGC guidelines. He is the founder of the Canadian Society of MFM.


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