Robert Dent is a specialist in Internal Medicine with academic appointments in Endocrinology and Surgery at the University of Ottawa. In 1992 he established the Weight Management Clinic at the Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa. This is a multidisciplinary clinic designed with these objectives: patient care, teaching health care professionals and research in the genotype phenotype associations of obesity. This clinic design has been adopted in several Canadian university centres. With respect to research he has 30 peer-reviewed abstracts and papers in the last 7 years. These publications deal with the design and out comes of the clinic; and on the genetics of obesity. Since 2011 he and Dr Ruth McPherson hold a CIHR Genetics grant entitled Metabloic and Genetic determinants of Obesity and Obesity-related Phenotypes During the years 2005 to 2007, He was a member of the Expert Committee for the Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management and Prevention of Obesity and contributed two chapters to that work which were published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal in 2007. Other memberships include: The Canadian Obesity Network (founding Membership), Bariatric Surgery Panel to develop the Health Technology Utilization Guidelines of Ontario, November 2005, Chairman for the working group on obesity for the Champlain Primary Care CVD Prevention Guidelines both in September 2006, and for the 2012 edition and The Ontario Bariatric Network His primary interests include, Obesity treatment, psychosocial aspects of obesity, patient advocacy, and the genotype-phenotype associations of obesity.
Biography Updated on 1 March 2012