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Dr. Bhushan Kapur BioSketch

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Bhushan M. Kapur, D.Phil., C.Chem., FRSC, FACB, FCACB

Primary Appointment
University: Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology
Hospital: Department of Clinical Pathology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Hospital: Division of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology, The Hospital for Sick Children.
Dr. Kapur graduated with a D.Phil from the University of Basel, Switzerland in 1967 under the guidance of Prof. Dr. T. Reichstein, (Nobel Laurent 1956). He joined the Addiction Research Foundation (ARF) in 1971 where he was the Director of Laboratories till May 1995. The toxicology laboratory at ARF was responsible for providing a 24hour/7days emergency identification of drugs including alcohol for almost 80 hospitals the Metro Toronto area.

Since May 1995 he has been with the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto as a scientist and consultant in toxicology. From August 2001 to November 2005, he took over the leadership of the toxicology department at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He has been a staff member of the Department of Clinical Pathology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center since October 2005.

As a scientist, he has special interests are in drugs of abuse, markers of alcohol abuse and opiate dependency. He has more than 200 scientific publications and presentations to his credit.

His other credits include coauthoring a book titled Alcohol and the Identification of Alcoholics, invention and patent of an alcohol dipstick, a computer software CBAC: Computerized Blood Alcohol Calculator, and various book chapters on drugs of abuse. As ILO’s (International Labour Organisation, UN, Geneva) expert in Workplace Drug Testing, he has attended ILO sponsored Tripartite (Governments, Employers and Labour) meetings in Geneva and Oslo.

Dr. Kapur is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (USA) and Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry.
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