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Robert Bandsma

Departments of Nutritional Sciences and Physiology
University of Toronto


Dr. Robert Bandsma received his BSc from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He then went on to complete a PhD in Nutrition & Metabolism at the University of Groningen. Dr. Bandsma completed his MD and subspecialty training at the University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands, and a Subspecialty Fellowship in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition at the Hospital for Sick Children. He then completed additional training in Tropical Pediatrics from Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Tropical School of Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom. He was an honorary lecturer at the University of Malawi, College of Medicine, and was a staff physician at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre Malawi. During his period in Malawi he performed multiple research projects, funded through a postdoctoral research grant. He completed postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Gary Lewis, Division of Advanced Diagnostics – Metabolism, Toronto General Research Institute. During his postdoctoral fellowship, he received a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) postdoctoral fellowship award.  

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