Robert Hegele

FRCPC, FACP, FAHA Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry; Director, Lipid Genetics Clinic & London Regional Genomics Centre Robarts Research Institute, Western University.

A staff endocrinologist who cares for 2500 patients at the lipid clinic at University Hospital, London Ontario. He holds the Wolfe Distinguished Medical Research Chair, the Edith Schulich Vinet Chair in Human Genetics, and the Blackburn Chair in Cardiovascular Research at Western University. His lab discovered the molecular genetic basis of 20 human diseases. He holds a Foundation grant from CIHR and has received uninterrupted operating support since 1990. He was first in North America to use 5 medications that are now routinely prescribed to treat high cholesterol or diabetes. He has published 775 papers, which have been cited 31,000 times in the medical literature, and is in the Clarivate top 1% of highly cited scientists. The website in 2018 ranked him #1 globally in the area of “hypertriglyceridemia” and #1 for “disorders of lipid metabolism”. He has co-authored many clinical practice guidelines for cholesterol, blood pressure, and diabetes. He has trained numerous physicians, medical students, and graduate students.