Philip McFarlane


Associate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Dr. Phil McFarlane is a clinical-investigator in the Division of Nephrology at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. He is the Medical Director of Home Dialysis and the Chief Nephrologist in the Live Kidney Donor Program at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is a member of the Canadian Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guidelines group, the Canadian Society of Nephrology guideline group, and the Canadian Hypertension Education Program. He has completed his PhD in health economics at the Institute for Medical Sciences (IMS) at the University of Toronto. His areas of research interest include health economics and outcomes research. He is currently the Provincial Medical Lead for dialysis access and home hemodialysis. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts and three book chapters.

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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Clinical Investigator, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Medical Director, Home Dialysis, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology, Dept. of Medicine, University of Toronto