Dr. Lance Levy, B.Sc.,M.B.,Ch.B.,M.Sc.,FRCPC
Dr. Levy is a Paediatrician
with a special interest in the diagnosis and management of nutritional disorders in Children and Adults. Having completed a fellowship in Clinical Nutrition at the Hospital for Sick Children in 1983, he joined the staff of HSC in the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition remaining until 1994. In 1990 he completed a Masters degree in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. His private practice focuses on the diagnosis of those medical and neurodevelopment conditions that lead both to weight gain and to refractory obesity.
In 2000, Dr. Levy and clinical psychologist Dr. John Fleming established that ADHD played a key role in causing disorganized eating, and in 2001 showed the close association between untreated ADHD and the development of refractory Obesity. Since then, further clinical research reported on in 2005 revealed the very high incidence of ADHD (32%) in severely obese individuals. Dr. Levy’s most recent publication in 2009, done in collaboration with Dr. Fleming, demonstrated that ADHD pharmacotherapy results in weight loss that is sustainable in previously weight loss refractory individuals with newly diagnosed ADHD . Current researc aims at determining whether diagnosis and management of ADHD prior to gastric bypass surgery in morbidly obese patients results in better outcomes; defined as fewer cases of malnutrition, greater weight loss, and a lower rate of weight regain or development of Binge eating Disorder after 1 year.
Dr. Levy graduated from Glasgow University medical school, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and is certified as a Specialist in Paediatrics. He also has a General Medical license, from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and so is able to see older teens and adults in consultation and for ongoing management. He has been in practise for 34 years.
His training has included a 3 yr. Fellowship in Medical Nutrition at the Hospital for Sick Children, and a Master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences completed at the University of Toronto.