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Women's College Hospital


Clinician Educator



Arno Kumagai is Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair for Education, Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He also holds the F.M. Hill Chair in Humanism Education at Women’s College Hospital. Dr. Kumagai is an endocrinologist, and his clinical interests are focused on working with individuals with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Dr. Kumagai received his B.A. in Comparative Literature from U.C. Berkeley and his M.D. from UCLA School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine and an Endocrine fellowship and postdoc at UCLA. He was on faculty at the University of Michigan Medicine from 1996 to 2016, where he was director of the Intensive Insulin Therapy Clinic. Dr. Kumagai joined the University of Toronto’s Department of Medicine in April 2016. His clinical practice is based at Women’s College Hospital.

After years of basic science research, in 2003 Dr. Kumagai turned his attention to medical education. He subsequently developed a novel narrative-based program for first- and second-year medical students at Michigan that has gained international attention. His research interests include use of narratives in medical education, transformative learning, faculty development, critical pedagogy, and multicultural education. He is also Cross-Appointed Researcher at the Wilson Centre and at the Centre for Ambulatory Care Education and currently serves on the Editorial Board of Academic Medicine.

Additional information:

Vice Chair for Education, Department of Medicine
FM Hill Chair for Humanism Education, Women's College Hospital and University of Toronto