Vijay Ramaswamy


Toronto, Canada

Sick Kids



Staff Neuro-Oncologist - Neuro-Oncology Section Division of Haematology/Oncology, SickKids Scientist-Track Investigator

SickKids Research Institute

My overall research focus is the translational genomics of medulloblastoma and ependymoma with a focus on recurrent disease. My previous and ongoing work has been primarily to apply clinical correlates to recent genomic findings, with an overarching goal of identifying new and more robust risk stratification for both entities. In addition to investigating the clinical correlations of genomics, I have an interest in leveraging genomics to identify new and novel therapies for children with recurrent brain tumors, though an integrated functional genomic approach.  This is a logical extension of my doctoral work following my Pediatric Neuro-Oncology training. My current position as a Staff Neuro-Oncologist at the Hospital for Sick Children, one of the largest pediatric brain tumour programs in the world allowing me to take the lead in translating the findings into early phase clinical trials.