Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, Director of the Toronto Lung Transplant Program and UHN Surgeon-in-Chief, is one of the UHN professionals who have given TED Talks over the years. (Source: YouTube; TEDMED)

​TED Talks are a forum for "ideas worth spreading."

The popular Technology, Entertainment, Design speeches bring audiences from all over the world together to watch profound, engaging, and insightful leaders and innovators.

A number of University Health Network professionals have been invited to TED Talks to spread their leading edge ideas. That's because the scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN make it a national and international healthcare leader in discovery, education and patient care.

Check out our UHN at TED Talks playlist on YouTube, featuring:

  • Dr. Shaf Keshavjee unveiling a mechanical lung on stage and describing how this transplant technology is saving lives.
  • Dr. Karen D. Davis on why some people react to the same painful stimulus in different ways.
  • Dr. Andres Lozano taking a dramatic look at emerging techniques in deep brain stimulation and how one woman with Parkinson's instantly stops shaking and brain areas eroded by Alzheimer's are brought back to life.
  • Dr. Isaac Bogoch describing some brilliant approaches to the diagnosis of parasitic infections when healthcare resources are limited. You might learn about a new use for your smart phone!
  • Dr. Joseph Cafazzo, a biomedical engineer, working on ways to keep people out of hospital by creating technologies that allow for self-care at home.
  • Dr. Geoff Fernie on finding innovative ways to help people with disabilities overcome the day-to-day difficulties they encounter, especially in later life.
  • Dr. Samir Sinha, geriatrician, who understands people are living longer than ever before. His question: Are they living well? Dr. Sinha has some smart advice for developing age-friendly communities.
  • Dr. David Jaffray on 'burying the complexity'. He is internationally recognized for his leadership in developing new and more precise approaches to radiation therapy that contribute to better outcomes for patients.

UHN has the largest hospital-based research program in Canada, with major research in cardiology, transplantation, neurosciences, oncology, surgical innovation, infectious diseases, genomic medicine and rehabilitation medicine.​

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