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Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret, MD, PhD

  • Director, Metabolic Diseases research unit
  • Director, Diabetes, Metabolism and Obesity clinic
  • Director, research platform on obesity, metabolism and diabetes
  • Full IRCM Research Professor
  • Geographical full time associate professor, Department of Nutrition, Faculté de médecine, Université de Montréal
  • Physician, Endocrinology Division, Medicine Department, CHUM
  • Associate researcher, CHUM Research Centre
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine (Division of Experimental Medicine), McGill University
  • Holder of the J.A. DeSève Chair in clinical research

Dr. Rabasa-Lhoret completed his doctoral degree (MD) with a specialization in endocrinology, metabolism and nutrition in France (Paris and Montpellier) in 1995. From 1995 to 2000, in Montpellier, Paris and Montreal, he completed his PhD in food sciences, further specialization in nutrition and diabetes. In 2001-2002, Dr. Rabasa-Lhoret completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Lyon (INSERM 449 and the Centre de recherche en nutrition de Lyon). In 2002, Dr. Rabasa-Lhoret was recruited as a physician in the CHUM department of endocrinology (Hôtel-Dieu), as well as assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition at the Université de Montréal. In 2004, he becamse Director of the research platform on obesity, metabolism and diabetes (PROMD), initially located in the Department of Nutrition at the Université de Montréal. In January 2009, the research platform moved to the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal. The PROMD research platform is part of a research unit possessing all the necessary equipment for precise physiological testing, as well as interventions in the fields of nutrition and physical activity. In 2008, Dr. Rabasa-Lhoret received the endowed J.A. DeSève Chair of Excellence. He is also the recipient of the 2010 Merck Young Investigator Award from the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM). He is the author of over 250 manuscripts and book chapters. He is involved in numerous associations, including the Société Francophone du Diabète, and is editor of several magazines, such as Diabetes & Metabolism and Canadian Journal of Diabetes.

 Other affiliations

  • Member, Diabetes Québec
  • Member, Canadian Diabetes Association
  • Member, Canadian Society of Clinical Nutrition
  • Member, European Society for the Study of Diabetes
  • Member, Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Awards and honours

  • Three awards for excellence in teaching (2012, 2013-2014), Université de Montréal
  • 2012 Pierre-Bois Excellence Award, IRCM Foundation
  • 2010 Young Investigator Award, Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism
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