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Dr. Andreas Laupacis takes on role of editor-in-chief of Canadian Medical Association Journal

Toronto, September 16, 2019

By Ana Gajic

Dr. Andreas Laupacis, with his laptop computer  in front of him
Dr. Andreas Laupacis

Dr. Andreas Laupacis, Palliative Care physician and scientist with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute (LKSKI), has accepted an exciting new role as editor-in-chief of the Canadian Medical Association Journal group of publications, effective Oct. 7. As of Sept. 18, Dr. Laupacis will also close a chapter of his career and will no longer practise medicine.

Dr. Laupacis served for more than a decade as the executive director of the LKSKI and his leadership was critical to building the institute into the high-powered, high-quality enterprise it is today. He has also been a mentor to numerous emerging scientists in the institute and continued this important work as a researcher with the LKSKI and a professor with the Department of Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto over the past two years.

We wrote a profile of Dr. Laupacis’ impressive career last year, when he stepped from the helm of the LKSKI after more than a decade. Read the full story and join us in congratulating Dr. Laupacis on this new step in his career.

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