Dr. Rita Kandel

Rita Kandel


Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Sinai Health System
Professor and Chair, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto
Clinician Scientist and Associate Member, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute


(416) 586-8516


(416) 586-8719

Affiliated Hospital(s)

Mount Sinai Hospital


600 University Ave.
Toronto, ON  M5G 1X5

Chriselle Solante (Sinai Health System)

Joanne D’Angelo (University of Toronto)


Rita Kandel obtained her medical degree and completed her Pathology residency at the University of Toronto and completed two postdoctoral fellowships, at Tufts University and Harvard University.

She is currently the Chief of Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Sinai Health System and the Chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. Her research program is focused on developing regenerative medicine approaches for joint and intervertebral disc repair which utilizes stem cells and biomaterials. She is active in Cancer Care Ontario sitting on the Sarcoma Services Steering Committee and is a member of the Program in Evidence Based Care for Sarcoma. She has published over 200 papers and multiple book chapters. Among other honours and awards, Dr. Kandel is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

1986-1987, Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Arthritis Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
1984-1986, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Tufts University, Boston
1983, FRCP(C), Anatomical Pathology
1974-1978, MD, University of Toronto
1972-1974, Arts and Science, University of Toronto

Areas of Specialty and Research Interests

Regenerative medicine, biological repair of joints, intervertebral discs