DR. Parmjit Sohal was recently awarded the prestigious Frederick G. Banting Award from the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) at the Baubles for Banting Gala held at Birks Downtown Vancouver.
The Frederick G. Banting Award recognizes an individual that has significantly contributed to either preventing diabetes or to improving the quality of individuals affected by diabetes nationwide. Dr. Sohal has been actively involved with the CDA with a focus on increasing diabetes awareness in the high risk South Asian community for a long time.
Dr. Sohal has participated in CDA advocacy leadership and forums, passionately advocating for best practices in diabetes care, treatment and management in the South Asian community in BC and throughout Canada.
He has been a family physician in Surrey and is a clinical associate professor at the UBC, Department of Family Practice. He was also awarded 2014 Canada’s Family Physician of the Year Award for BC by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
Dr. Sohal has published several research papers and presented papers at various national and international conferences on diabetes. His main area of interest is prevention and management of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases particularly in South Asians.
Frederick G. Banting Award is named after the Canadian doctor who won the Nobel Prize for his discovery of insulin.