Current Position and Professional Functions
Dr. Detsky is Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), and the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto; Physician-in-Chief, Mount Sinai Hospital; and Associate Physician-in-Chief, University Health Network. Dr. Detsky received his B.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and his Ph.D. (in Economics) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978. Dr. Detsky's previous awards include a Canada Council Award (1973-77), two terms as a National Health Research Scholar Awardee (Health and Welfare Canada) (1985-1996), and a Career Achievement Award for the Society for Medical Decision Making (2005). His research has focused on clinical epidemiology, health economics and policy, decision analysis, clinical nutrition and cardiology. He has served on the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine as a member of the Drug Quality and Therapeutics Committee for the Province of Ontario, and most recently has been appointed a Contributing Writer for the Journal of the American Medical Association (seven writers, Dr. Detsky is the only non-American).