“The stigma of obesity, which is erroneous, is that it’s just a matter of calories in and calories out. In fact, our brain is wired to counteract weight loss. Obesity is a chronic disease. Some people have no chance of avoiding it unless we are able to help them.”
Dr. Stephen Glazer holds certification in Internal Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine from the University of Toronto in Ontario. He is also certified as a specialist in Sleep Medicine through the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. He has developed expertise in perioperative risk assessment, cardiology and diabetes.
Dr. Glazer is both a provincial and a national leader in Bariatric Medicine, the study and treatment of individuals living with obesity. In 2010, Dr. Glazer became the Medical Director for both the Bariatric Surgical and Medical Program at Humber River Hospital, a dedicated center of excellence for the management of Obesity in Ontario. He is an active board member of the Ontario Bariatric Network (OBN), sitting on numerous subcommittees, including being the Vice-Chair of the OBN Medical Program Task Force. He is involved in establishing the standards of care for patients in Ontario participating in both surgical and medical approaches for weight loss. In 2012, he was among one of the first Canadian physicians who successfully completed the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Certification examination and is a diplomat of the ABOM.
In 2019, Dr Glazer was elected as the President of the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons (CABPS), a national organization representing Canadian specialists interested in the treatment of obesity for the purposes of maintenance and improvement for the standards of Bariatric care in Canada, supporting both primary and continuing educational programs, knowledge, research and developing policies and new ideas in the areas of clinical care, education, and research in Bariatric Medicine and Surgery.
Dr Glazer participates in multiple clinical research projects and publications. He is the author of the Pre-Operative Management for Bariatric Surgery chapter for the 2020 Canadian Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines.
He has a great sense of humour and his patients feel he is caring and easy to talk to. Regretably, Dr Glazer is well aware that often the office wait time is long, but is committed to providing comprehensive care to his patients when evaluated without the sense of being rushed. His greatest enjoyment is in his clinical practice of medicine. The caring for and the healing of others is an honour and privilege for Dr Glazer. He has effectively managed tens of thousands of patients over the years and continues to do so with passion and total dedication.