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.
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.