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L. John Hoffer, MD, PhD, FRCPC
 
Senior Investigator, Lady Davis Institute
Senior Physician, Divisions of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Jewish General Hospital
Professor, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Associate Professor, School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, McGill University 
 
 
After obtaining BSc and MD,CM degrees from McGill University, Dr. Hoffer trained in internal medicine at McGill. He obtained further training in nutrition and metabolism at Harvard Medical School, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Brandeis University. He is currently a Professor in McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and an Associate Professor in the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition.
 
Major Research Activities
 
Dr. Hoffer’s research areas include amino acid and protein metabolism, the study of the prevalence and consequences of in-hospital protein-energy and micronutrient deficiencies, and is investigating the risks and benefits of high-dose vitamin C therapy in human cancer.

Recent Publications
 
Hoffer LJ, Levine M, Assouline S, Melnychuk D, Paddayatty SJ, Rosadiuk K, Rousseau C, Robitaille L, Miller WH Jr. Phase I Clinical Trial of Intravenous Ascorbic Acid in Advanced Malignancy. Annals of Oncology 19:1969-1974, 2008

Hoffer LJ. The need for consistent criteria for identifying malnutrition. IN: The Economic Medical/Scientific and Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Nutrition Practice: What Impacts What? 12th Nestlé Nutrition Workshop Series Clinical & Performance Program, Basel, Karger, pp. 41-52, 2009

Zhang M, Robitaille L, Eintracht S, Hoffer LJ. Vitamin C provision improves mood in acutely hospitalized patients. Nutrition 27:530-533, 2011
 
Snapshot

Dr. Hoffer is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of amino acid, protein, energy and vitamin metabolism in humans.

His research activities include:
-- investigation of the prevalence and consequences of in-hospital protein-energy and micronutrient deficiency;
-- clinical investigation of high-dose vitamin C therapy in cancer.

He is a clinician in the Division of General Internal Medicine and co-attending physician on the nutritional support team of the Jewish General Hospital.

 
 
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