University of Toronto, Canada
Mervyn deitel was born in Toronto Canada in 1936. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Toronto in 1961. He trained in surgery at Beth Israel, Bellevue and N.Y. University Hospitals in New York, Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo and trauma at Parkland Memorial in Dallas. He started I.V. hyperalimentation (TPN) in 1967 in Canada. He started bariatric surgery in Canada and in 1970 he stated performing bariatric surgery, then becoming a Professor of Nutritional Sciences and Surgery at University of Toronto. He was a Founding Member of the ASBS in Iowa 1983. He was President of ASBS 1994Ã¢â‚¬â€œ5, and was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award of the ASMBS Foundation in 2004. In 1991, he was the Founding Editor of Obesity Surgery, Editor-in-Chief of Obesity Surgery from 1991 to 2008, and remains Emeritus Editor-in-Chief. He was a Founding Member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO) in Stockholm in 1995, served as the first Executive Director of IFSO, and was awarded the Golden IFSO pin in 1999 and Honorary Life Membership in 2005. He is a Past President of the Roswell Park Surgical Society, Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and Member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, American Head & Neck Society and Canadian Association of General Surgeons. He served on the Editorial Board of Journal of American College of Nutrition and is an advisor in nutrition to the American Journal of Family Practice. He is Chief Advisor of the International Bariatric Club.
Nutrition, Oncology, and Obesity