Dr. Tabo Sikaneta is a general internist and nephrologist at The Scarborough Hospital whose professional interests include clinical research and teaching at the hospital and at the University of Toronto.
He supervises resident and graduate student research projects, and has published 18 peer-reviewed articles.
Dr. Sikaneta grew up in Ndola, Zambia before moving to Canada with his family at the age of 15.
After finishing high school in Kitchener, he was granted a Canada Scholarship at the University of Guelph where he completed a Bachelor of Science in general biology in 1993.
He then went on to McMaster University’s medical school where he graduated in 1996, and to the University of Toronto’s Internal Medicine residency program which he completed in 1999.
Dr. Sikaneta finished a nephrology and basic research fellowship at Harvard University in 2003 before moving back to the Greater Toronto Area where he has worked at The Scarborough Hospital.
He mentors, lectures, and has conducted workshops with family physicians through his appointments as the Ontario Renal Network physician lead and mentor for the Central East LHIN.
The general internist has served as a member of the Ethics Review Board of The Scarborough Hospital since 2005, and as its vice-chair since 2016.
Dr. Sikaneta is also one of the founding members of the African Caribbean Kidney Association, a chapter of the National Kidney Foundation aimed at early identification and treatment of kidney disease in Canadians of African/Caribbean descent. He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award for this work in 2016.
Dr. Sikaneta has two sons, aged 9 and 12, and enjoys travelling, sailing and playing the saxophone in his spare time.