Dr. Shimon Friedman received his D.M.D. degree in 1975 and Certificate in Endodontics in 1983 from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he taught for 17 years. He is board-certified in endodontics in Israel and served as Chairman of the Israel Endodontic Society from 1985 to 1988. In 1992, Dr. Friedman was appointed Head of Endodontics at the University of Toronto, a position he held for 20 years, and in 1993 established Canada’s first graduate endodontics program, where he served as program director for 22 years until stepping down in 2015. Under his leadership, the M.S.c. Endodontics Program at the University of Toronto has gained international recognition for its excellence. Dr. Friedman has published 149 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 14 textbook chapters and many research abstracts and has presented over 330 national and international lectures, as well as served on the editorial boards of major endodontic journals.