David Eisenstat

My primary appointment is to the department of Pediatrics. I have cross appointments to Medical Genetics and Oncology.

I would describe myself as a clinician scientist and administrator with research and administration respectively accounting for 60% and 15% of my job description.

In my research I established my lab in the Dept of Medical Genetics and welcomed 3 new graduate students, 2 undergraduate project students and 3 summer students. I am presently mentoring graduate (4), undergraduate (3), postdoctoral (1) students and one clinical fellow embarking on a research fellowship.

I have organized and chaired the 2nd and 3rd meeting of the WC3RN (Western Canada Children’s Cancer Research Network). I am the Faculty lead of Stollery Schools Committee, and have developed and recruited an interdepartmental faculty position in Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology. In my clinical practice I have commenced a multi-disciplinary Pediatric Neurocutaneous Clinic with Pediatric Neurology, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology and Medical Genetics. Educational contributions have included co-development of curriculum and co-direction of the DGEN601 “Genetics and Epigenetics in Nervous System Development”.

I would be able to provide mentorship for clinical fellows and junior faculty in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology & Palliative Care.