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Marc G Jeschke

Marc G Jeschke Marc G Jeschke

Senior Scientist
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, Ontario


In May 2010, Dr. Jeschke was appointed director of the Ross Tilley Burn Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He was also appointed surgeon-scientist in the division of plastic & reconstructive surgery, department of surgery and department of immunology, the University of Toronto. Dr. Jeschke is also an associate professor of surgery at U of T. Dr. Jeschke has been caring for burn patients and conducting research in the field of burns for nearly 20 years, and in that time has published more than 220 peer-reviewed articles and has authored several books and chapters on burn care. The quality of his research is reflected by his funding.

He has been funded continuously since 2000 by the German Research Council, National Institutes of Health, Shriners Hospital for Children and foundations. He was recently awarded grants from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. In addition to his many accomplishments as a researcher, Dr. Jeschke is a highly respected educator. He has mentored and trained more than 45 PhD, MD and other graduate students in the field of burn care and burn-related research. He is a sought-after speaker and has lectured around the world. Dr. Jeschke is a member of various organizations including the American Burn Association, Association for Academic Surgery, European Shock Society, Shock Society, International Society of Burn Injuries, Surgical Infection Society, Society for Critical Care Medicine, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Society University Surgeons. He serves on several boards and committees. He also is a reviewer for the National Institutes of Health and U.S. Department of Defense.

Dr. Jeschke has won numerous awards for teaching and research, including the prestigious Fellow Award of the American Surgical Association Foundation; first prize poster presentation, American Burn Association; Surgery Specialty Award; Society of Critical Care Medicine; Von-Langenbeck-Prize from the German College of Surgeons; Prize for the best scientific work from the German College of Surgeons, Critical Care Chapter; Dr. Werner Fekl Förderprize of the German Society of Critical Care Medicine; best scientific presentation at the first world meeting of the Surgical Infection Society; wound healing prize, German College of Surgeons; Otto-Götze Prize of the Bavarian Society of Surgery; Johann-Nepomuk-von-Nussbaum Prize der Bayerischen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie; and American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, Region VI. Winner Residents Award and selected for presentation at the National Competition, Washington DC (1998).

Research Interest

Stress response
Hypermetabolism, including insulin resistance
Cell regeneration
Gene transfer
Stem cells