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Vladimir Vuksan MD, PhD

MEMBER SINCE: Dec 08, 2005
LAST UPDATED: Feb 09, 2009

PROFILE: Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Nutritional Science, University of Toronto, Associate Director of Risk Factor Modification Centre, St.Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Vlad Vuksan holds a dual professorship, at the Department of Medicine and the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, for the University of Toronto. He has made significant contributions within a unique multidisciplinary clinical research group investigating the physiological effects of food.

Dr. Vuksan's research focuses on the development of novel therapies for modifiable, conventional and emerging risk factors for diabetes mellitus (DM) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) as well as on the cluster of risk factors featuring the metabolic syndrome.

Dr. Vuksan joined St. Michael's Hospital in 1986, where he developed highly effective viscous fiber blend (VFB), demonstrated the significant role of ginsengs in the context of applying into nutraceuticas, and the use of Salvia Hispanica, Alba (Salba) wholegrain in reducing blood glucose, blood pressure, body inflammation and fibrinolysis. Based on the findings of his work, he is supported by major health agencies, agriculture organizations, as well as, local and international industries. Several industries were able to develop a number of successful, new commercial food products.

Dr. Vuksan's pursuits are at times pioneering within the field of nutrition, medicinal herbs, food science and technology. Aside from his teaching duties, his mandate is to continue his clinical and epidemiological research in the field of nutrition, human health and heart disease. He is a member of numerous professional associations and has achieved international recognition as is reflected in the numerous invitations he receives to participate in international meetings.

Research interests:

dietary fiber and chronic disease
rheology vs. physiology of soluble dietary fiber
prevention and management of the heart disease risk factors
epidemiology of heart disease in ethnic groups

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Inst./Company University of Toronto
Province ON
Country Canada
Category Physician
Faculty Yes
Member Id# 338

Vladimir Vuksan

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