Dr. David Eisenstat

Alberta Node LeaderProfessor and Chair, Department of Oncology (University of Alberta)

Dr. David Eisenstat is Professor and Chair of the Department of Oncology at the University of Alberta. He holds cross-appointments in the Departments of Medical Genetics and Pediatrics. David was the Division Director, Pediatric Immunology, Hematology/Oncology, Palliative Care and Environmental Health (iHOPE Division) from 2011-2017, has held the Muriel and Ada Hole Kids with Cancer Society Chair in Pediatric Oncology since 2011 and was one the inaugural Co-Directors of the Cancer Research Institute of Northern Alberta (CRINA) from 2014-2017.

Nationally, David serves on the executive committees of the TFRI PROFYLE program and the C17 Council for Canada’s Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders.

His research focuses on the interface between cell fate, cancer and development.