Toronto General Hospital

As an anchor hospital for the Wightman-Berris Academy, the Toronto General Hospital gives students the opportunity to experience tertiary care and quaternary care in cardiovascular care, renal and metabolic disorders, transplantation, surgical oncology, infectious disease, in addition to excellent general internal medicine and intensive care and psychiatric disorders.

From a start as a small shed in 1812, to a hospital with more than 30,000 annual emergency room visits, the Toronto General Hospital puts patient care first.

Toronto General Hospital: Firsts

  • 1922: Development and first clinical use of insulin in diabetes treatment
  • 1935: First clinical use of the anticoagulant Heparin
  • 1950: First external heart pacemaker used in open heart resuscitation
  • 1983: World’s first successful single lung transplant
  • 1986: World’s first successful double lung transplant
  • 1994: Opening of Canada’s largest HIV/AIDS clinic, the Immunodeficiency Clinic
  • 2001: Discovery that Interleukin 13 fuels growth of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Toronto General Hospital – 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto ON  M5G 2C4

Main Line: 416-340-4800

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