Dr. David Juurlink is an internist and head of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. He is also a medical toxicologist at the Ontario Poison Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children and a scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.
He received degrees in pharmacy and medicine from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and completed postgraduate training in internal medicine followed by residency in clinical pharmacology, a fellowship in medical toxicology, and a PhD in clinical epidemiology, all at the University of Toronto. He received certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology, and the American Board of Emergency Medicine (Medical Toxicology.)
He is presently the principal consultant and Sunnybrook site director for the program in clinical pharmacology and vice-chair of the Examination Board of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons program in clinical pharmacology and toxicology. In addition to his clinical, teaching and administrative activities, he maintains an active research program in the field of drug safety. His areas of particular interest include adverse drug events, the clinical consequences of drug-drug interactions in real-world practice, and the epidemiology of suicide and para-suicide.