Dr. Vinod Chandran

2017 Young Investigator Award

Vinod Chandran MBBS MD DM PhD, a Rheumatologist and clinician-scientist, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine & Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto, and affiliate scientist at the Krembil Research Institute, a staff physician at the University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospitals and an associate member of the graduate faculty at the Institute of Medical Science. He co-directs the Psoriatic Arthritis Program at the University Health Network. Dr. Chandran’s research interests lie in the genetic and molecular epidemiology of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, especially with respect to prognosis.

Vinod’s current research is focused on developing a soluble biomarker-based screening and prognostic tool for psoriatic arthritis, a potentially debilitating inflammatory arthritis, as well as identifying and reducing barriers to multidisciplinary care of patients with spondyloarthritis. His bench research aims to identify mechanisms underlying inflammation and joint damage in psoriatic arthritis, and developing novel topical psoriasis therapies.

Vinod has published 144 journal articles, 2 books and 7 book chapters, and has an H-index of 32 – his work on genetics, classification criteria and soluble biomarkers being the most cited. His current research is supported by research grants from the Canadian Rheumatology Association, International League of Associations for Rheumatology, The Arthritis Foundation and the Krembil Foundation.