Leah Gramlich,

University of Alberta

Leah Gramlich is a Gastroenterologist and Physician Nutrition Specialist. She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at University of Alberta in 1987 and currently holds a position as Professor of Medicine at the University of Alberta. She did her Internal Medicine training in Akron, Ohio and completed a Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Alberta and subsequently did a fellowship in nutrition and metabolism at the Deaconess Hospital, Harvard University in Boston Massachusetts. In addition to her clinical roles in Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Dr. Gramlich is the provincial medical advisor for Nutrition Services in Alberta Health Services. Her key research areas include nutrition support including enteral and parenteral nutrition, home nutrition support, malnutrition and enhanced recovery. She has an interest in implementation science and uses this approach to advance nutrition care locally, nationally and internationally.

Dr. Gramlich is founding president of the Canadian Nutrition Society and a former member of the ASPEN Board of directors. She is a founding member and current co-chair of the Canadian Malnutrition Task force. She is the Chair of the Nutrition Science Advisory Committee of Health Canada. She has published more than 125 peer reviewed articles as author or co-author and received multiple grants for her research.

Food For Health Workshop: Dialogue on Disease Related Malnutrition