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Lawrence A. Leiter, MD

Toronto, Canada

Lawrence A. Leiter, MD



Dr. Lawrence A. Leiter is director of the Lipid Clinic, associate director of the Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Centre, and associate scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, where he was also the head of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a professor in the Departments of Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. He has several research interests, including clinical trials on the prevention of atherosclerosis, especially in diabetes, and the dietary and pharmacologic treatment of diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and obesity.

Education and Training

  • Research Fellowship, University of Toronto, 1982
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship, University of Toronto, 1980
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Toronto General Hospital,1979
  • Internal Medicine Internship, The Wellesley Hospital, 1977
  • Medical Degree, McGill University, 1976
  • Bachelor of Science, McGill University, 1972

Professional Highlights

For his work, Dr. Leiter has received a number of awards, including: the CDA Frederick G. Banting Award and the American Diabetes Association Charles H. Best Award, both for distinguished service; the 2005 CSEM Educator of the Year Award; the 2006 CDA Gerald S. Wong Award in recognition of significant contributions to the diabetes community; the inaugural St. Michael’s Hospital Complete Physician Award in 2009; the 2016 CDA Lifetime Achievement Award for Research Excellence; and the 2016 CSEM Robert Volpe Distinguished Service Award.


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