Allan Kaplan has recently been appointed as Vice-Dean, Graduate & Life Sciences Education (GLSE) at University of Toronto. In addition to this role, he is currently the Director of the Institute of Medical Science in the Faculty of Medicine, a position he has held since 2011. He is also Senior Scientist in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Senior Scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute. His research over the past 30 years has focused on innovative treatment approaches for eating disorders and on the genetics of anorexia and bulimia nervosa. He has published 150 peer reviewed articles, two books, 50 book chapters and over 250 abstracts.