Research and
global impact

Soon after the move to 600 University Avenue, hospital leadership turned its focus to research and expanding Mount Sinai’s role in driving scientific discoveries. What is now known as the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI) opened in 1985 with Dr. Louis “Lou” Siminovitch as the founding director. Today, the LTRI is among the top biomedical research institutes in the world.

Portrait of Dr. Lou Siminovitch

Canada’s founding father of genetic medicine: Dr. Lou Siminovitch

Dr. Louis “Lou” Siminovitch, C.C., O.C., was a giant of science and the inaugural director of Mount Sinai’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute. He attracted 25 of the world’s most celebrated scientists to the original research team.

“The better the science, the better the patient care.”

Dr. Lou Siminovitch

Mount Sinai 100 Chairs:
The barrier breakers among us

The Mount Sinai 100 Chairs honour the physicians and scientists who have made breakthrough discoveries and whose achievements have elevated Sinai Health’s reputation for world-class care. These legacy chairs carry the names of the hospital’s trailblazers and will help recruit and fund the work of a new generation of clinicians and scientists, securing the next century of care at Sinai Health.