Message from the institute director

On behalf of our entire team, I am delighted to welcome you to the KITE Research Institute. KITE is the research arm of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and one of the principal research enterprises at the University Health Network (UHN), Canada's largest medical research organization.

KITE is an acronym that stands for Knowledge, Innovation, Talent and Everywhere. These core values are embedded into everything we do. They are fundamental building blocks that drive us to design new treatments, therapies, products and preventative approaches that transform the lives of millions.


Our mission is to be a trailblazer in research, education, knowledge translation and clinical application. We are home to 127 scientists and 187 scientific trainees who are dedicated to improving the lives of people living with the effects of disability, illness and aging.

At KITE, we partner with the world's leading academic institutions and companies to translate our research and make care accessible to those who need it most. If you’d like to work with us, please contact me directly at

We invite you to take a tour of our website and encourage any feedback that will help us understand how we can continue to improve the lives of others.


Dr. Milos R. Popovic,
Institute Director, The KITE Research Institute