Professor David Steinman

Professor Steinman completed his doctoral studies in Computational Hemodynamics at the University of Toronto in 1993. From 1993-1996 he did postdoctoral work in Magnetic Resonance Imaging at the Robarts Research Institute in London, Ontario, after which he became a Robarts Scientist and Assistant then Associate Professor of Medical Biophysics and Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. In 2005 he returned to the University of Toronto, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering.

Professor Steinman is recognized as a pioneer in the integration of medical imaging and computational modelling, and their use in the study of cardiovascular disease development, diagnosis and treatment. His current research focuses on improving rupture risk prediction for cerebral aneurysms; elucidating the nature of turbulence in blood flow; developing an interactive ultrasound training simulator; and developing ‘art-inspired’ flow visualization techniques. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers, and is the co-founder of the widely-used Vascular Modelling ToolKit. He was previously an Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, and currently serves on the review boards of several international journals. He was Chair of the Fluids Committee for ASME’s Bioengineering Division, and in 2012 was elected Fellow of the ASME. Continuously since 1998, Professor Steinman has been the recipient of competitive salary awards from the Heart & Stroke Foundation, and currently holds a Mid-Career Investigator Award.


2005 – present : Professor, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
1996 – 2005 : Professor, Departments of Medical Biophysics and Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, University of Western Ontario
1996 – 2005 : Scientist, Robarts Research Institute

Awards & Honours:

2012 : Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
2013 – 2017 : Mid-Career Investigator, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada
2004 – 2013 : Career Investigator, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada
1999 – 2004 : Research Scholarship, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada


Variously funded by CIHR, Heart & Stroke Foundation, NSERC, Connaught Foundation, NIH, Whitaker Foundation