Dr. Jon Barrett (MBBch, MD, FRCOG, FRCSC) is the Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto.
He is a Senior Scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute and the Program Research Director of the Women and Babies Program. He is the medical co-director of Clinical Trial Services at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and holds the Waks Family Research Chair of Maternal Fetal Medicine Research. He is a World Health Organization advisor on Maternal Health, Vice Chair of the Board of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the International Society of Twin Research, and President of the Canadian Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine. He is the Founder and Chair of the Southern Ontario Obstetrical Network (SOON) and has recently been appointed Vice Chair Quality for the Department of Obstetrics, University of Toronto.
Jon has held more than $20 million in grants, most prominently in the conduct of randomized controlled trials, wherein he has obtained international recognition in the field of multiple pregnancy. More recently his research has been channeled to both improving outcomes and preventing the occurrence of preterm birth via population interventions. His most recent and ongoing initiative has been the formation the Alliance for the prevention of preterm and stillbirth in Ontario, which is enjoying increasing philanthropic and ministry support.
“I continue to meet Dynamic Davidians who should, and perhaps will be honored as I have been. The reality is that all of us Davidians were set up for success in a unique educational experience, an experience which I have tried to emulate for my children in many parts of the world – unsuccessfully. We were “educated” in the true sense of the word, we were valued as people, respected, cherished and imbued with yiddishkeit and love for Israel. What I would given to have Mrs. Noah nurture my SK grandchild, or Mr. Sherman ( A’H) give my sons the passion for Shakespeare! It is the soft firm leadership of Mr. Meyers and Geoffrey Wolf I draw on daily in my role as health care leader and mentor to future generations”.