Dr. Salter is a senior scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and a professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Toronto. He received his M.D. in 1982 from the University of Western Ontario and his Ph.D. in 1987 from McGill University. He did postdoctoral work in the Playfair Neuroscience Unit of Toronto Western Hospital, as well as at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto. In 2004 he was named Canada Research Chair in Neuroplasticity and Pain, in 2005 he was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and in 2006 he received the Distinguished Career Award from the Canadian Pain Society.