Richard Reznick

PTA winner Richard Reznick

Richard Reznick was born in Montreal and received his undergraduate university education and medical degree from McGill University. He interned at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and joined the general surgical training program at the University of Toronto.  He spent two years in fellowship training, the first in medical education receiving a Masters’ degree from South Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois.  His second year of fellowship was in colorectal surgery at the University of Texas in Houston, Texas

Since joining the faculty at the University of Toronto in 1987, Dr Reznick has been active in both colorectal surgery and research in medical education. His research interests have focused on assessment and technical skill acquisition. He was instrumental in developing a performance-based examination which is now used for medical licensure in Canada. He runs a research program in surgical education.

He was the inaugural Director of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Centre for Research in Education at University Health Network (The Wilson Centre) from 1997 to 2002. In 1999 he was appointed Vice President of Education at University Health Network. In 2002 he was appointed as the R.S. McLaughlin Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Reznick has received numerous awards for his work in education including, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Medal in Surgery, the Association for Surgical Education Distinguished Educator Award, the National Board of Medical Examiners John P. Hubbard Award, the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges Young Educator Award, the Canadian Association of Medical Education (CAME) Distinguished Contribution to Medical Education Award, the James IV Traveling Fellowship, and the Daniel C. Tosteson Award for Leadership in Medical Education.

Dr. Reznick is the author of over 95 peer reviewed publications and has given approximately 150 lectures to hospitals, universities and scientific organizations around the world.

Dr. Reznick and his wife Cheryl have three children, Joanna, Joshua and Gabriel.