Dr. George Dresser

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Office: E6-302, Victoria Hospital
Phone: 519.685.8500 ex33342
Fax: 519.663.3388
E-mail: George.Dresser@lhsc.on.ca

Dr. Dresser completed his undergraduate and graduate training in Internal Medicine at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. After receiving his accreditation in Clinical Pharmacology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship position in Clinical Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He is now an Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario where he is active clinically in General Internal Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology.

Dr. Dresser successfully defended his Ph.D. in Pharmacology in January, 2004. His thesis describes the effects of a number of dietary constituents and herbal products on drug absorption from the gastrointestinal tract. He is also interested in what the human genome can tell us about individual patient response to drug therapy. Dr. Dresser was awarded the Piafsky Young Investigator Award by the Canadian Society of Clinical Pharmacology in 2004 for his contributions to research.

Research Activities

Hypertension - (any aspect: clinical approach, risk stratification, secondary causes, rational therapeutics, etc)
Atherosclerosis - (new risk factors, risk estimation, old risk factors in new patients, preventative Rx, treatment, etc)
Drug-drug interactions: Conceptual approach
Adverse drug events/effects: Conceptual approach