Shaf KeshavjeeMD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
Shaf Keshavjee is the Surgeon-in-Chief at University Health Network. He is the Director of the Toronto Lung Transplant Program - a University program spanning UHN and the Hospital for Sick Children. He is a Professor in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Toronto. He is also Head of the Joint Division of Thoracic Surgery of UHN and St Joseph’s Hospital, McMaster University.
Dr Keshavjee completed his medical training at the University of Toronto in 1985. He subsequently trained in General Surgery, Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Toronto followed by fellowship training at Harvard University and the University of London for airway surgery and heart-lung transplantation respectively. He joined the faculty at the University of Toronto in 1994.
Dr Keshavjee’s clinical practice in Thoracic Surgery is based at TGH, he also leads a team of researchers in a well-established CIHR funded research program and is widely published in the field. His specific research interest is in lung injury related to transplantation. His current work involves the study of molecular diagnostics and gene therapeutic strategies to engineer better organs for lung transplantation.