Dr. Khursheed Jeejeebhoy
We are delighted to share Dr. Khursheed Jeejeebhoy, an award-winning and world-renowned gastroenterologist is the guest of honor for our 2018 Gala and the recipient of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, Dr. Jeejeebhoy received his medical degree in 1959 from Christian Medical College Hospital in Vellore, India. Dr. Jeejeebhoy is currently an Emeritus Professor of Medicine cross-appointed with the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. He was previously the past Division Director of Gastroenterology at the University of Toronto and the Toronto General Hospital where he established as well as directed a postgraduate training program for clinical and academic gastroenterologists. Today, Dr. Jeejeebhoy is also the Director of the Home Parenteral Nutrition program and a staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital, a teaching and research hospital located in Toronto. He continues to mold patient care by acting as the Executive of the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force which focuses on developing standards for nutrition care in hospitals. Finally, he practices gastroenterology at the Polyclinic and established the CHANGE program for the prevention of metabolic syndrome with Metabolic Syndrome Canada.
Dr. Jeejeebhoy is internationally recognized for research in the fields of gastroenterology and nutrition as he has published over 500 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and book chapters. Dr. Jeejeebhoy’s passion for his field of work motivates him to expand the medical community’s knowledge of gastroenterology and nutrition by continuing to publish content that will shape the future of patient care. Furthermore, he received over 20 awards throughout his career from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. In particular, he was elected a member of the prestigious American Society of Clinical Investigation. His commitment to shaping the future of medical care is also shown through his appointment as a senior member of the Canadian Medical Association in 2011. The Canadian Medical Association is a national, voluntary association of physicians that advocates on behalf of its members as well as the public for access to high-quality health care.
Through all of his accomplishments, it is clear Dr. Jeejeebhoy is committed to the field of medicine. His passion for his field of work enabled him to not only make a positive impact on the quality of life for countless Canadians but also on people all over the world and in iFitzone.