Dr Casper is a Professor in the Division of Reproductive Sciences in the Department of OB/GYN at the University of Toronto -- with cross appointments in the Departments of Physiology, Medicine, The Institute of Medical Sciences, and in the Postgraduate Department of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto. Dr Casper is also a Senior Scientist in the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Casper received his MD at the University of Western Ontario in 1973 and his Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in 1977. In 1978, he was awarded a Medical Research Council of Canada Fellowship for two and a half years training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California in San Diego with Dr. Sam Yen, and was certified as a diplomat of the ABOG in Reproductive Endocrinology in 1982.
Dr. Casper's research activities, in the area of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, have been continuously funded by the MRC/CIHR since 1980. Dr. Casper was awarded an MRC scholarship in 1982, and more recently, a joint MRC/INSERM Visiting Scientist award to acquire new expertise in molecular biology, during a sabbatical in the laboratory of Professor Edwin Milgrom in Paris. Dr. Casper is presently principal investigator on 2 CIHR operating grants, a Toxic Substances Research Initiative grant from Health Canada, and is co-investigator on 2 other CIHR grants. He has over 200 publications.
Dr. Casper is past president of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society and Chairman of the Special Advisory Committee on Reproductive Biology to the Health Protection Branch of Health Canada. He is on the editorial boards of The Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, Fertility and Sterility, The Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, The Journal of the Middle East Fertility Society, Menopause, and Reproductive Medicine Review. Dr. Casper was awarded the Health Silver Medal of the Ministry of Health, Republic of Lebanon in 2001.
Dr. Casper is a member of the Board of Trustees of Genesis Research Foundation.