Dr. Zubin Punthakee MD, FRCP(C), ABIM

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Zubin Punthakee Dr.

Current Positions

  • Principal Investigator – CVD Prevention & Risk Factors Program – Childhood Risk Factors, Population Health Research Institute
  • Associate Professor – Department of Medicine and Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism


Dr. Punthakee is a Principal Investigator for the Cardiovascular Prevention program and the Childhood Risk Factors program at the Population Health Research Institute. He is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism at McMaster University. He has been supported by Research Career Awards from Hamilton Health Sciences and the Department of Medicine at McMaster University, and holds research grants from agencies including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He has had leadership roles in the TIDE trial, ORIGINALE study and RICH LEGACY study. He has published 22 articles.

Research Interests

  • Clinical trials of diabetes management (ACCORD, DREAM)
  • Association between obesity and insulin resistance/diabetes, especially in youth
  • Health care delivery and outcomes during transition from pediatric to adult care
  • Long-term outcomes of pediatric endocrine diseases
  • Rich LEGACY

Publications are listed in chronological order by descending date. Link takes user to pubMed for publication details.