Jagdish Butany MBBS MS FRCPC
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Following medical training in India, Dr. Butany qualified as a pathologist (Toronto, FRCPC 1979) and followed this with a year at the NIH (NHLBI - Pathology). He is currently Professor and Director of Anatomical Pathology at University of Toronto, and Staff Pathologist and Consultant Cardiovascular Pathologist at the Toronto General Hospital. He has had a career-long interest in teaching and CME, where he was awarded the Toronto General Hospital's WA Anderson Teaching Award ('94-'95), the Aikins Award (1995), the LMP Department`s John B Walter Teaching Award (2002), and the Colin R. Woolf Award (2012). A founding member of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology (Distinguished Achievement Award, he was its President ('07 - '09) and was Co-Editor-in-Chief of Cardiovascular Pathology, with Dr Avrum Gotlieb.
Teaching is a pleasure & rewarding, but not easy! I've at times wished the ground would open up -- and others when the day ended too soon! On weekends others choose between reading, going out, spending time with family, one wonders can I ? -I still have to prep a lecture! To teach well takes time, thought, effort, and luck! Teaching is most satisfying when students participate, learn things they will use and cell phones are off!
"I am a great believer in luck, the harder I work the more I have of it!"