JOHN L SIEVENPIPER
MD, PhD, FRCPC
John Sievenpiper is a Clinician Scientist with appointments as an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and the Lifestyle Medicine Lead in the MD Program at the University of Toronto.
He also holds appointments as a Staff 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 Postdoctoral Fellowship 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 controlled trials and systematic reviews and metaanalyses to address questions of clinical and public health importance in relation to diet and cardiometabolic disease prevention with a particular interest in sugars and plant-based dietary patterns.
He is directly involved in knowledge translation with appointments to the nutrition guidelines’ committees of Diabetes Canada, European Association for the study of Diabetes (EASD), Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS), and the Canadian Obesity Network. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a PSI Foundation Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship, Diabetes Canada Clinician Scientist Award, Banting & Best Diabetes Centre Sun Life Financial New Investigator Award, and CIHRINMD/CNS– New Investigator Partnership Prize. He has authored more than 150 scientific papers and 13 book chapters.