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Garry Shen MD, PhD

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Current Position

Professor, Section of Endocrinology & Metabolism Department of Internal Medicine


Dr. Garry Shen is a full Professor in the Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Departments of Internal Medicine and Physiology in University of Manitoba. He received his medical degrees in Shanghai Second Medical University and received research training in University of Iowa, Cleveland Clinic Research Institute, University of Alberta and Joslin Diabetes Center in Harvard Medical School. He became a faculty member of University of Manitoba since 1991 and current served as the Associate Director of Diabetes Research Group and the group leaders of IDEA study for using lifestyle intervention to improve pregnancy outcomes. His research program has been supported by Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Diabetes Association, the Lawson Foundation and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. He has published more than 100 full sizes papers or book chapters. He has received a numbers of career awards including Alberta Heritage Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Award and New Investigator Award from Canadian Lipoprotein Conference. He has been served as the Editor-in-Chief of Cardiovascular and Hematological Disorders-Drug Targets Journal and National Editorial Board for Canadian Journal of Diabetes.


MSc 1982
MD 1985
PhD 1985

Research Focus:

Mechanism and treatment for diabetic vascular complications.

Impact of gestational diabetes to mothers and offspring.

Effect of physical activity and nutritional education on pregnancy outcomes.