Dr. Nigil Haroon

MD, PhD, DM, MBA, FRCPC

Dr. Nigil Haroon, MD, PhD, is the Co-Director of the spondylitis program at the University Health Network and an associate professor of medicine and rheumatology at the University of Toronto. He is a Senior Scientist at the Krembil Research Institute and the Schroeder Arthritis Institute, a state of the art research facility in Toronto.

Dr. Haroon is an internationally renowned clinician scientist in the field of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). He is well published in this area and has been an invited speaker in several international meetings. He holds several leadership positions and has won several awards including the Jane Bruckel Award of the Spondylitis Association of America.

Dr. Haroon has a well-established translational research program in the University Health Network, Toronto and is known for his work in functional genomics of AS. He has published paradigm-shifting studies in AS including the first study to show that spinal progression in AS could be reduced with the use of TNF inhibitors. He published one of  the largest population based studies in AS including a total of 100,000 subjects/controls and identified a significant increased risk of dying from heart attacks and strokes in AS patients. He identified the role for MIF, an innate immune molecule that can drive both inflammation and bone formation in AS patients.

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