Dr. Cattran is a graduate of the University of Toronto Medical School. He did postgraduate training both in Toronto, Canada and Sydney, Australia. He is currently a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a Senior Scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute. His administrative roles have included Chairman of the Royal College of Canada specialty program in nephrology, and director of the PGE program in nephrology at the University of Toronto. He was cochairman of the KDIGO working group that developed the published guideline for glomerulonephritis management.
Dr. Cattran’s major research work has been in field of glomerulonephritis. He was the principal organizer and remains the Chair of the Toronto Glomerulonephritis Registry, which currently includes over 12,000 cases of biopsy proven GN. He has authored over 200 peer-reviewed papers and more than 30 book chapters related in large part to glomerulonephritis.
He remains actively involved in clinical research and is currently a member of the executive of the NIH sponsored North American wide project on nephrotic syndrome (Neptune Consortium), member of the steering committee of the newly funded international CureGN Consortium project, co PI of the MENTOR project a randomized controlled trial examining cyclosporine versus rituximab in membranous nephropathy. He is a co PI’s of Canadian Institutes of Health Research sponsoring the Canadian component of the global RCT of steroids versus placebo in IGA. Amongst his awards, the Kidney Foundation of Canada Medal for Research Excellence and the Distinguish International Scientist award from the US National Kidney Foundation in recognition of his contributions to nephrology. Most recently he was awarded the Eaton Scholar Researcher of the Year (2017) from the University of Toronto in recognition of sustained excellence as a scientist and role model over several years. May, 2017