Dan Farine, MD
, is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto. He is cross-appointed to the Departments of Medicine and Public Health. And an honorary professor at the Universities of Vienna and Moscow
He received his medical degree at Tel-Aviv University and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Toronto in 1986. He finished his fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) at Columbia University, New York in 1988, after which he was appointed as a perinatologist at Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH) in Toronto (the largest obstetrical unit in Canada). He became Head of MFM at MSH in 1990 and Head of Obstetrics in that hospital in 1992. He was Head of the MFM Division at the University of Toronto from 2004−2012.
Dr Farine has published more than 180 peer-reviewed papers, of which nine received research awards. These included two Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) best paper awards and several best poster awards, as well as awards from the Society for Gynaecologic Investigation (SGI) and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC). He is an Editor of a book on new technologies in labour monitoring and Co-editor of textbooks on obesity and malignancies in pregnancy. He has authored 20 book chapters.
Dr Farine has had several different appointments in the area of medical education. His last position was heading up the MFM Fellowship Program at the University of Toronto. He has received five awards for his teaching capabilities.
He was a member and Head of the MFM Committee of SOGC for many years (1998−2009), and was involved in writing many of the SOGC guidelines. He is the founder of the Canadian Society of MFM.