Mentor

Stanley Zlotkin

Professor of Paediatrics, Public Health Sciences and Nutritional Sciences at the Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto
Chief at the Centre for Global Child Health, The Hospital for Sick Children

University of Toronto

CM, OOnt, MD, PhD, FRCPC is a Professor of Paediatrics, Public Health Sciences and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto, a Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute and a Clinician/Scientist in the Department of Paediatrics at SickKids. He received his MD degree from McMaster University, his fellowship training in Paediatrics at McGill and his PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto. In the late 1990s Dr. Zlotkin led the development of ‘home fortification’ with micronutrient powders. By partnering with United Nations agencies over the past decade, essential minerals and vitamins have been distributed to millions of infants and young children globally for the control of nutritional anaemia. His current research and advocacy is focused on preventing malnutrition in children. He was awarded the HJ Heinz Humanitarian Award in 2001 for his international advocacy work for children, the CIHR National Knowledge Translation Award in 2006, the Order of Canada in 2007 and the Order of Ontario in 2016, for his contributions to improving the lives of children. Dr. Zlotkin was appointed as the inaugural Chief of Global Child Health at SickKids in 2012.