Dr. Robert Hegele

Dr. Robert Hegele is the Jacob J. Wolfe Distinguished Medical Research Chair as well Martha Blackburn Chair in Cardiovascular Research. He is a Distinguished University Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and the Director of the London Regional Genomics Centre. Dr. Hegele is an endocrinologist with an interest in lipidology and diabetes, who cares for more than 1,800 patients at London Health Sciences Centre. He is the Director of the Blackburn Cardiovascular Genetics Lab and London Regional Genomics Centre. He has trained many physicians and medical students in lipidology and endocrinology, and several graduate students in human genetics. His laboratory has studied the genetic basis of diabetes and atherosclerosis in Canadian sub-populations and aboriginal communities and has discovered the molecular genetic basis of 20 human diseases.

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