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Dr. Stephen J. Genuis, MD

Dr. Stephen J Genuis, clinician and researcher, has been a pioneer in the field of Environmental Medicine. Board certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology, as well as in Environmental Medicine, he has authored over 115 scientific publications in over 50 different peer-review medical journals including Lancet, British Medical Journal, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Public Health, and Environmental Research. His primary research has focused on clinical toxicology, and the impact of environmental toxicants on human health. He has also published extensively on preconception care, a key factor for improving maternal-child health, and on nutritional health. Dr Genuis’ commitment to patient care is demonstrated by his diverse clinical experience. He served as co-director of medical services in a West African hospital, as the women’s health care physician for a Canadian inner-city clinic, and worked as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist at a University teaching hospital. Over the course of his career, he has had the privilege of delivering over 6000 babies, including a set of triplets in rural Africa. For the last 20 years, Dr. Genuis’ clinical work has focused on interventions to address common toxicants and modifiable environmental factors that can improve patients’ health. In addition to his research and clinical work, Dr. Genuis has been known for his clinical teaching, running both weekly seminars for his patients and lecturing extensively in Canada and internationally. Included in his awards is a ‘Teacher of the Year’ award from the University of Alberta, where he served as a Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, the 2019 Herbert Rinkle Award for teaching Excellence from the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, and a Commemorative Medal (1992) from the Governor General in recognition of significant contribution to fellow citizens. On a lighter note, for many years Dr Genuis enjoyed playing ‘keys’ and singing in a band called ‘Dixie Docs.’ Most importantly, however, he is grateful to be married to Dr. Shelagh Genuis, to be the father of five wonderful adult children, and to be “Opa” to fourteen, and soon fifteen, grandchildren.

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