Dr. Sandra Cortina MD, FRCPC, MPH, ABOM
Dr. Sandra Cortina is no newcomer to the health and lifestyle sphere however—first completing her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with dual certification in Human Nutrition from Simon Fraser University in 2008. Through a series of subsequent and serendipitous training paths through public health, nursing and later Internal Medicine, she is back to her passion of practicing lifestyle and weight loss medicine.
Dr. Cortina is diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and holds active memberships with the Eating Disorders Association of Canada (EDAC) and Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA).
Today, her purpose and passion lie in helping patients unlearn diet culture myths, replacing it with evidence-based weight loss treatment and treating the root causes of underlying weight gain within her medical weight loss clinic. She is also an advocate for accurate scientific communication about weight loss on social media, including evidence-based weight loss coaching, medical weight loss treatments and nutrition science. She is passionate about debunking diet culture weight loss trends, and engaging weight loss support in both the community and social media sphere.
Her clinical approach is multi-faceted and includes a blend of lifestyle and nutritionist counselling in conjunction with medical weight loss medications when indicated. Preparation and referral to our provincial weight loss surgery program is also available.