Dr. Cynthia T. Luk is an endocrinologist and clinician scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital. She completed her MD at the University of Alberta, followed by internal medicine residency at McGill University, and endocrinology and metabolism fellowship at the University of Toronto. She is also a graduate of the Eliot Phillipson Clinician-Scientist Training Program and Clinician Investigator Program. She received her PhD from the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto with Dr. Minna Woo.
Dr. Luk’s interests stem from her love of discovery and clinical experience. Her work focuses on identifying novel links between obesity and diabetes, and determining the role of adipose tissue in metabolic syndrome. She studies fundamental cell death or related signaling pathways to determine their role in obesity, diabetes or related health problems, to help us better understand and address these conditions.