Koren Gideon

Gideon Koren, MD, FRCPC
Director of the Motherisk Program

Dr. Koren is the founder and director of the Motherisk Program and professor of Paediatrics, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, and Medical Genetics at the University of Toronto.
Author of 1300 peer review scientific papers and editor of over a dozen medical books, Dr. Koren is one of very few Canadian physician-scientists whose career is dedicated to drug safety, the molecular mechanisms and clinical effects of adverse drug and chemical reactions, with specific focus on pregnancy and children.

Dr. Koren has received numerous national and international awards for his work on drug safety. He served as the Chair of the NIH review panel for Obstetric Pharmacology Research Units, and The Hospital for Sick Children's Foundation Scientific panel on paediatric Complementary and Alternative Medicine. In 2000 Dr. Koren established the Canadian Research Network for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome ("FACE"–Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise). In 2002 he created the peer review medical journal Fetal Alcohol Research. Dr. Koren also serves as a paid consultant to Duchesnay.