Lee Rosen


Practice-based Researcher


Lee Rosen graduated from Queen’s University School of Rehabilitation MScOT Program in 2014 and has completed the Advanced Clinic Practitioner in Arthritis/Musculoskeletal Care (ACPAC) training program from UofT’s Continuing Professional Development in 2017. He worked as an Occupational Therapist at Kingston General Hospital and Lakeridge Health prior to joining St. Michael’s Hospital in 2015. Starting in the Outpatient Mobility Program, he has worked in the hand therapy program and applied his advanced practitioner training to support assessing and treating Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Plastics Surgery patients. He has also worked in the acute and critical care units across the hospital, developing a new corporate coverage float model for health discipline practice for inpatient care.

In 2021, Lee transitioned from clinical practice into administrative management within the Interprofessional Practice Department at Unity Health Toronto as one of the Managers of Collaborative Practice & Education. In this role, Lee supports clinical practice, professional development, interprofessional-based research and student education for health discipline clinicians.

Lee is passionate about interdisciplinary education, supporting the development of curriculum within Unity Health’s Centre for Interprofessional Education. He is also a lecturer for University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine in both the Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy (OS&OT) program, Rheumatology Medicine program, and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program. Lastly, Lee has supported research focused on clinical areas of practice (exercise models for cardiac rehabilitation, outcome measure utilization for hand therapy, inflammatory disease rapid assessment models, standardized myopathy care models), and more recently related to healthcare workers’ personal well-being and mental health impacted to the pandemic.

Recent Publications

  1. Maron, DJ, Hochman, JS, Reynolds, HR, Bangalore, S, O’Brien, SM, Boden, WE et al.. Initial Invasive or Conservative Strategy for Stable Coronary Disease. N Engl J Med. 2020;382 (15):1395-1407. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1915922. PubMed PMID:32227755 PubMed Central PMC7263833.
  2. Spertus, JA, Jones, PG, Maron, DJ, O’Brien, SM, Reynolds, HR, Rosenberg, Y et al.. Health-Status Outcomes with Invasive or Conservative Care in Coronary Disease. N Engl J Med. 2020;382 (15):1408-1419. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1916370. PubMed PMID:32227753 PubMed Central PMC7261489.
  3. Currie, KD, Rosen, LM, Millar, PJ, McKelvie, RS, MacDonald, MJ. Heart rate recovery and heart rate variability are unchanged in patients with coronary artery disease following 12 weeks of high-intensity interval and moderate-intensity endurance exercise training. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. 2013 https://doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2012-0354

Affiliations & Other Activities

  • University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine (Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy department; Rheumatology department)
  • Continuing Professional Development (Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Arthritis Care, ACPAC)