Dr. John Hoffer, Professor of Medicine, McGill University

EVENT DATE: March 14, 2012
TOPIC: What is Orthomolecular Medicine? Is it Good? How do I Know?

Dr Hoffer is an internationally recognized researcher into protein-energy malnutrition and using vitamins for chronic disease – including high-dose vitamin C therapy in cancer.  Orthomolecular medicine seeks to maintain health and prevent diseases through nutritional intake and supplements. 

He has a distinguished career in clinical medicine.  He is a professor at McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and an associate professor at McGill’s School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition.  He is also a senior physician in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital; and project director at its research arm, the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research.  The Hospital and Institute are affiliated to McGill’s Faculty of Medicine, all centres of excellence in Canadian health care.

Dr Hoffer earned his MD from McGill University and PhD in Human and Clinical Nutrition from MIT.  He trained in internal medicine at McGill and in nutrition and metabolism at Harvard Medical School, MIT and Brandeis University.  He is a Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians of Canada, and serves on the Nutrition and Metabolism Committee of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.