Robert A. Hegele

MD, FRCPC, FACP, FAHA, FCAHS
Jacob J. Wolfe Distinguished Medical Research Chair in Human Gene Function
Martha G. Blackburn Chair in Cardiovascular Research
Director London Regional Genomics Centre
Scientist, Molecular Medicine, Robarts Research Institute
Distinguished University Professor, Departments of Medicine (Division of Endocrinology) and Biochemistry, Western University

Robert Hegele is a Distinguished University Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, Western University, and Director of the Lipid Genetics Clinic and the London Regional Genomics Centre at Robarts Research Institute.  He holds the Jacob J. Wolfe Distinguished Medical Research Chair and the Martha Blackburn Chair in Cardiovascular Research. 

He cares for ~2000 patients in his lipid clinic at University Hospital.  He was first in Canada or North America to use 5 medications that are now routinely available for treating high cholesterol and diabetes.

His lab studies the genetics of lipids, diabetes and heart disease.  His laboratory has discovered the molecular genetic basis of 14 different human diseases, and in collaboration with others has discovered the genetic basis of 6 others.

He has published more than 560 papers, which have been cited more than 17,000 times in the medical literature.  He is listed in the ISI database of the top 1% of highly cited scientists in the world.  He has contributed to recent national clinical practice guidelines for cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes, and to international guidelines on familial hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia. He has trained many physicians, medical students and graduate students.

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