Sarah Chapelsky, MD, FRCP(C)
Diplomate of the American Board of
Director, Women's Preoperative Weight Loss Clinic,
Royal Alexandra Hospital
Clinical Lecturer, University of Alberta
Dr. Sarah Chapelsky completed her undergraduate medical degree and internal medicine training at the University of Calgary, followed by a fellowship in general internal medicine at the University of British Columbia. Now based in Edmonton, she is a general internist at the Edmonton Adult Bariatric Specialty Clinic, a hospital-based medical and surgical program; medical lead of FEMME HOMME Weight Management Program, an intensive community-based program; Clinical Lecturer at the University of Alberta Department of Medicine; and Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.
David E. Harris, MD, FRCP(C)
Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine
Richmond Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program
LEAF Weight Management Clinic
Dr. Harris is an Endocrinologist and General Internist trained at the University of British Columbia. He has completed the American Boards in Obesity and Bariatric Medicine. He works as a medical director of the Richmond Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program in Richmond, BC, for the past 6 years, and still remotely today.
Recently, his family relocated to Ottawa, and he has joined the LEAF Medical Weight Management Clinic. Dr. Harris enjoys teaching physicians in obesity and bariatrics, and participates in conducting clinical research - mainly studies in the bariatric surgery process, diabetes, and immunology integrated with clinical obesity studies. His future research goals include pharmacological studies of obesity, and also studies of brown and beige adipose tissue.
Jason Jones, PhD
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor
Director of Loving Choices Psychology
Dr. Jason Jones is the founder of Loving Choices Psychology, specializing in parenting/divorce issues, sex therapy, couples counselling, weight management and body positivity. Jason seeks to treat people with a focus on the whole system in which they exist.
While previously managing the Edmonton Adult Bariatric Specialty Clinic, Dr. Jones became a member of the Canadian Obesity Network and Member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity. Dr. Jones earned his Ph.D. in Psychology at Northcentral University. He completed his dissertation work on understanding how obese females perceive and make meaning of their sexual experiences within the context of their perceptions of their bodies and the cultural messages they receive. Dr. Jones holds a post-graduate certificate in Obesity Management from the University of Alberta and has presented at numerous conferences on the health conditions associated with weight, including the Canadian Obesity Summit.