Peter Rosenbaum, MD, FRCP(C), Professor of Paediatrics at McMaster University, has held a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair since 2001. He is among the most experienced developmental paediatric researchers in the world. With his colleague Dr. Mary Law Dr. Rosenbaum was the co-founder of CanChildCentre for Childhood Disability Research at McMaster, an award-winning multidisciplinary health system-linked research centre. In October 2007 Dr. Rosenbaum became the inaugural Director of McMaster’s Child Health Research Institute, addressing ‘Children with complicated lives and their families within a life-course perspective’. During 2009 he was the Acting Chair of the Department of Paediatrics at the Michael DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster
Dr. Rosenbaum has held more than 80 peer-reviewed research grants and is a contributing author to over 270 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He has contributed to several hundred oral, poster and workshop presentations at national and international meetings. He currently has three books in preparation for 2012.
In the role of teacher and mentor Dr. Rosenbaum has been a supervisor or committee member with 45 master’s and doctoral level students, including students at the Universities of Oxford, Utrecht, Witwatersrand, Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Toronto in addition to McMaster.
Dr. Rosenbaum’s accomplishments have been recognized nationally and internationally. In 1995 he was the first Canadian to be invited to hold the Folke Bernadotte Stipendiate (lectureship) of the Swedish Neuropediatric Society. He has received the Ross Award from the Canadian Paediatric Society (2000); the Weinstein-Goldenson Scientific Award from the United Cerebral Palsy Research and Educational Foundation in Washington, DC (2002); an Honorary Doctor of Science, Université Laval (2005); and the first American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Mentorship Award (2007). In April 2009 he received the Emil Becker Award from the “Gesellschaft Neuropädiatrie” (German Neuropaediatric Society), Graz Austria, where he delivered the Emil Becker lecture to the Society’s annual meeting. In October 2011 he received the Academic leadership Clinical Investigator Award from the Paediatric Chairs of Canada.