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Lihi Eder, MD, PhD

Scientist, Women’s College Research Institute
Staff Rheumatologist, Division of Rheumatology, Women’s College Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Research Director, Canadian Rheumatology Ultrasound Society

Dr. Eder is a rheumatologist with a particular interest in psoriatic disease. Her research has found that psoriatic arthritis is underdiagnosed because symptoms are complex and often mistaken for other conditions. In collaboration with Women’s College Hospital’s Family Medicine, Dermatology and Rheumatology services, she is testing better methods of screening, such as ultrasound of the joints, and genetic factors that could predispose individuals to psoriatic arthritis. Another focus of Dr. Eder’s research is reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis patients. Her post-doctoral research at Toronto Western Hospital investigated cardiovascular morbidities in patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

Dr. Eder is an active member in several international research networks and societies in the field of psoriatic disease and musculoskeletal ultrasound. Dr. Eder’s research efforts have resulted in over 60 peer-reviewed publications and presentations in national and international medical conferences.

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  • Young Investigator Salary Award, Arthritis Society (2016-2019)


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PhD, Genetic and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Toronto, 2011

MD, Ben-Gurion University Medical School, 2002

Areas of Interest


Psoriatic Arthritis

Clinical Epidemiology

Musculoskeletal ultrasound

  • Fully affiliated with:
  • University of Toronto

  • A member of:
  • Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO)