John Sievenpiper, Professor and Staff Physician

Departments of Nutritional Sciences and Medicine
University of Toronto

Food as Medicine: Connecting with the Land

Speaker/Chair Bio:

Dr. Sievenpiper is a Clinician Scientist who holds appointments as a Professor in the Departments of Nutritional Sciences and Medicine and Nutrition theme lead in the MD Program at the University of Toronto and Consultant Physician in the Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism and Scientist in the La Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital. Dr. Sievenpiper completed his MSc, PhD and PDF training in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. He completed his MD at St. Matthew’s University followed by Residency training in Medical Biochemistry at McMaster University leading to his certification as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC). He has established an internationally recognized research program focused on using randomized trials and epidemiological approaches to address questions of clinical and public health importance in relation to diet and cardiometabolic disease prevention with a particular interest in the role of carbohydrate quality and plant-based dietary patterns. He is directly involved in clinical practice guidelines development for obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease in Canada and Europe. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a Stanley N. Gershoff Memorial Lectureship Award, Insulin 100 Emerging Leader Award, Khursheed Jeejeebhoy Award, CNS Young Investigator Award, PSI Foundation Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship, Diabetes Canada Clinician Scientist Award, Banting & Best Diabetes Centre Sun Life Financial New Investigator Award, among others. He has authored > 280 scientific papers and was recognized as a 2023 Highly Cited Researcher (top 0.1% of researchers).