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Arya M. Sharma -Scientific Director

Arya M. Sharma is the Scientific Director of CON, a Professor of Medicine, and the Chair for Obesity Research & Management at the University of Alberta.

Arya M. Sharma (Scientific Director) - Professor of Medicine, Chair for Obesity Research & Management, University of Alberta; Medical Director, Weight Wise, Edmonton Alberta Health Services Region.
 

Dr. Arya M. Sharma, MD/PhD, FRCPC is Professor of Medicine & Chair for Cardiovascular Obesity Research and Management at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He is also the Medical Director of the Edmonton Capital Health Region’s interdisciplinary Weight Wise Program.

Dr. Sharma is also the Scientific Director of the Canadian Obesity Network, originally funded through the federal Networks of Centres of Excellence program.

His past appointments include positions as Professor of Medicine and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) at McMaster University (2002-2007), Professor of Medicine at the Franz-Volhard Klinik - Charité, Humboldt University Berlin (2000-2002) and the Free University of Berlin (1994-2000). His research focuses on the evidence-based prevention and management of obesity and its complications.

He is a member of several scientific associations, including the Canadian and International Societies of Hypertension. He is a fellow of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research of the American Heart Association and on the editorial board of several academic journals.