KITE’s Dr. Paul Oh reflects on new appointment as Clinical Research Unit Medical Lead for Toronto Rehab

Medical Leads play a critical role in advancing clinical research at UHN.

The UHN Clinical Research Collaborative Centre recently appointed KITE senior scientist Dr. Paul Oh Clinical Research Unit Medical Lead for Toronto Rehabilitation Institute for a three-year term. 

Medical Leads play a critical role in advancing clinical research at UHN. They work closely with members of each site to establish local clinical research leadership groups and determine the services that are of most immediate need for the community.

“I’m excited to take on this role and contribute to UHN’s leadership in clinical research,” said Dr. Oh who is Medical Director and GoodLife Fitness Chair of the Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program at UHN and associate professor in the department of medicine at the University of Toronto.  

“At KITE, research team structures are purposely aligned with our major clinical programs which allows researchers to seamlessly integrate alongside health providers at the bedside and in the clinic,” said Dr. Oh. “I hope to expand this collaborative model to all clinical programs at UHN. This will create new opportunities for sustainable growth.”

Launched in March of this year, the Clinical Research Collaborative Centre connects clinical research teams across UHN by establishing site-based clinical research units. These units will increase operational capacity through centralized core services and operational supports.

“Dr. Oh’s expertise and insight have been critical to KITE’s growth as a world leader in complex rehabilitation research,” said Dr. Milos R. Popovic, director of both KITE and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. 

“I know he will excel in this new position and look forward to seeing how he will build upon UHN’s longstanding history of research excellence.”