Robert P Jankov MBBS, PhD, FRACP


Robert P Jankov MBBS, PhD, FRACP
Vice Chair (Research), Department of Paediatrics Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute

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Dr. Robert Jankov joined the Department of Paediatrics in May 2017 as a Clinician-Scientist in the Division of Neonatology and Senior Scientist in the Molecular Biomedicine Program at CHEO RI. He was recruited from the University of Toronto, where he was first appointed in 2003. Robert received his medical degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia and trained in Paediatrics at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. He moved to Canada in 1996 to undertake a Clinical Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at SickKids, Toronto, which was followed by a PhD in the Department of Physiology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Jankov’s research is focused upon understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of vascular remodeling, right-ventricular dysfunction and nitric oxide unresponsiveness in pulmonary hypertension during early life. Robert also leads the CFI-funded Advanced Microscopy and Stereology Facility at CHEO RI. This newly operational facility enables the most advanced stereological methods necessary to precisely evaluate lung (and other organ) structure and injury both in preclinical models and in human tissues. Robert has been the recipient of a number of training, support and infrastructure awards over his career, including a Career Development Award from the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (2004-2008) and a CIHR New Investigator Award (2008-2013). His laboratory is currently funded by the CIHR and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

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