Distinguished Service Award

The CABPS Distinguished Service Award is given in honour of a bariatrician dedicated to the care of those living with obesity in Canada.  The award recognizes a bariatrician’s outstanding contributions to the practice of Bariatric medicine in patient care, research, and education.  Watch your inbox for details on this year’s recipient!

Dr. Arya M. Sharma, MD, DSc (hon), FRCPC

 Dr. Arya M. Sharma, MD, DSc (hon), FRCPC, is Professor Emeritus of Medicine & Past-Chair in Obesity Research and Management at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He is also the Past-Clinical Co-Chair of the Alberta Health Services Obesity Program.  Dr. Sharma is a founding member and a Past-President of the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons.  He is also founder and the former Scientific Director of the Obesity Canada.  Dr,  Sharma is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
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 has authored and co-authored more than 450 scientific articles and has lectured widely on the etiology and management of obesity and related cardiovascular disorders. Dr. Sharma is regularly featured as a medical expert in national and international TV and print media and maintains a widely read obesity blog.