Johane Allard, FRCPC, MD
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Toronto General Research Institute
Toronto General Hospital

Dr. Johane P. Allard is Staff Gastroenterologist at the University Health Network and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is crossed-appointed to the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Institute of Medical Sciences as well as a member of the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto. She is also a Senior Scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute. Dr Allard trained in Gastroenterology at McGill University before completing a 2.5 year fellowship in Nutrition at the University of Toronto supported by the Institute of Nutrition.

Dr. Allard is a clinician investigator/scientist, with a research focus on nutrition and gastrointestinal disorders related to malnutrition, nutrition support, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), obesity and bariatric surgery.  She has developed a research program on intestinal microbiome related to NAFLD/Metabolic Syndrome and the effect of bariatric surgery and fecal transplantation, funded by CIHR. She has over 150 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Allard is the Director of the Nutrition Support Program at the University Health Network (UHN). She works with a multidisciplinary nutrition support team. She was the Department Director of Gastroenterology (2006-2018) at the University of Toronto, the vice-chair then chair, of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeon Examining Board in Gastroenterology (2008-2012), the Division Head at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center (2009-2014) and one of the co-founders and first president of the Canadian Society of Clinical Nutrition now called Canadian Nutrition Society. Dr Allard is a Fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association and Canadian Association of Gastroenterology for recognition of superior professional achievement in clinical academic practice and research. She is the recipient of the Ontario Gastroenterology Association Award 2019 for outstanding contribution to education, research and clinical practice as well as the recipient of the American College of Gastroenterology Senior Scientist Bridging Award 2021. She was selected by the Canadian Nutrition Society as the 2022 recipient of the Khursheed Jeejeebhoy Award for best application of clinical nutrition research findings to clinical practice. In 2023, she received the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Distinguished Service Award which recognized excellence in research and/or exemplary service in gastroenterology.   

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