A University of Toronto graduate, Dr. Whiteside served as Dean of Medicine and Vice Provost Relations with Health Care Institutions at the University of Toronto from 2006 -14 and was recognized with WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Award in 2012.
Dr. Whiteside was awarded the 2007 Medal for Research Excellence from the Kidney Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Medical Association 2009 May Cohen Award for Women Mentors. In 2015 she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship in the College of Family Physicians of Canada and in 2016 received the Ontario Medical Association’s Advocate for Students and Residents Award.
Dr. Whiteside is a founding member of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and former President. She currently serves as a Director and Vice Chair of The Scarborough Health Network Foundation and is Chair of the Board of the Banting Research Foundation. In 2016, she was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada. Dr. Whiteside now holds the position of Executive Director of Diabetes Action Canada, the CIHR-Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Network in Diabetes and Related Complications.