Johane Allard, professor of medicine

University of Toronto

Dr. Johane P. Allard is a Staff Gastroenterologist at the University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital, 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. Her 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. She is also the Director of the Nutrition Support Program and leads the Canadian Home Parenteral Nutrition Registry. 

My journey in clinical nutrition research from chronic intestinal failure to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Through some of my research work:

1) I will demonstrate the usefulness of a national registry in assessing/monitoring clinical outcomes and practice when dealing with a rare disorder such as chronic intestinal failure.

2) I will review some of the factors that may contribute to the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease