Dr. Sharma is Professor of Medicine & Chair in Obesity Research and Management at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He is also the Clinical Co-Chair of the Alberta Health Services Obesity Program. Dr. Sharma is founder and Scientific Director of the Canadian Obesity Network, a network of over 10,000 obesity researchers, health professionals and other stakeholders. He is also the Past-President of the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons.
His past appointments include positions as Professor of Medicine and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) at McMaster University, Professor of Medicine at the Franz-Volhard Klinik – Charité, Humboldt University Berlin and the Free University of Berlin. His research focuses on the evidence-based prevention and management of obesity and its complications. He has authored and co-authored more than 350 scientific articles and has lectured widely on the etiology and management of obesity and related cardiovascular disorders. Dr. Sharma is regularly featured as a medical expert in national and international TV and print media and maintains a widely read obesity blog.