Casper Robert

Casper RobertDr Casper is the Camille Dan Family Research Chair in Translational Cell Biology and a Senior Investigator in the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital.  Dr Casper is also Professor of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto, with cross appointments in the Departments of Physiology, Medicine (Division of Endocrinology), The Institute of Medical Sciences, and in the Postgraduate Department of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Casper received his MD at the University of Western Ontario in 1973 and his Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in 1977. In 1978, he was awarded a Medical Research Council of Canada Fellowship for training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California in San Diego with Dr Sam Yen, and was certified as a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Reproductive Endocrinology in 1982.

Dr. Casper’s research activities, in the area of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, have been continuously funded by the MRC/CIHR since 1980. Dr. Casper was awarded an MRC scholarship in 1982, and in 1997, a joint CIHR/INSERM Visiting Scientist award during a sabbatical in the laboratory of Professor Edwin Milgrom in Paris. Dr. Casper has authored over 250 papers (cited 6365, h-index 43).

Dr. Casper is past president of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS). He is on the editorial boards of several journals in reproduction. Dr Casper is an honorary member of the Middle East Fertility Society and was awarded the Health Silver Medal of the Ministry of Health, Republic of Lebanon in 2001. He was the 2004 recipient of the CFAS Award of Excellence for lifetime research achievement.