Dr. Sandro Rizoli

Dr. Sandro Rizoli received his Doctor of Medicine and completed a General Surgery residency in Brazil. He moved to Canada in 1992 and underwent a second residency in General Surgery at the University of Toronto, followed by fellowships in Trauma and Critical Care, and a PhD under Dr. Ori Rotstein.

In 2002 he joined the University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Rizoli was promoted to Full Professor in 2012. He has over 240 peer-reviewed publications and supervised numerous PhD, MSc, fellows, residents and students.

Dr. Rizoli received two endowed chairs: the De Souza Chair and the St. Michael’s & University of Toronto Endowed Chair in Trauma Research. Dr. Rizoli was the President of the Trauma Association of Canada, the Panamerican Trauma Society and Chair of the Region XII (Eastern Canada) of the American College of Surgeons – Committee on Trauma. Dr. Rizoli is the current Medical Director of Trauma at Hamad General Hospital in Doha, Qatar, the Co-Editor of JEMTAC and the Editor-in-Chief of the Panamerican Journal of Trauma.