Rob Hegele is Distinguished University Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, Western University, and Director of London Regional Genomics Centre at Robarts Research Institute. He holds the Wolfe Distinguished Medical Research Chair, the Edith Schulich Vinet Chair in Human Genetics and the Blackburn Chair in Cardiovascular Research.
He cares for > 2000 patients in his lipid clinic at University Hospital. He was first in North America to use 5 medications that are now routinely prescribed to treat high cholesterol or diabetes.
His laboratory discovered the molecular genetic basis of 25 human diseases. He has published > 600 papers, which have been cited > 20,000 times in the medical literature. He is listed in the ISI database of the top 1% of highly cited scientists in the world.
He has contributed to national clinical practice guidelines for cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes, and to international guidelines on familial hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia. He has trained many physicians, medical students and graduate students.