Vanessa Tardio



Vanessa Tardio, MD, FRCPC, BSc Nutrition

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
McGill University Health Center
1001 Decarie, Room C04.4187
Montreal, Quebec, H4A 3J1

Tel: 514-934-1934, ext
Fax: 514-843-2838

vanessa.tardio [at]

Biographical Sketch

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Nutrition from McGill University, I earned a medical degree from Laval University in Quebec City. I then completed residency training in internal medicine at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec, followed by a fellowship in adult endocrinology at the McGill University Health Center. I also pursued additional clinical and research training in Quebec City on the metabolic effects of bariatric surgery with Dr. Claudia Gagnon. I joined the Attending Staff of the MUHC Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism as well as the McGill Department of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in July 2017. Currently, I am also the Program Director of the McGill University Endocrinology and Metabolism Residency Training Program.


Obesity, bariatric surgery, vitamin D, nutrition, bone health, GLP-1, inflammation

Research or Clinical Activities

I have clinical duties at both the Royal Victoria Hospital and Montreal General Hospital, including participation in the multidisciplinary bariatric surgery clinic and obesity clinic, where I am actively involved in teaching students and supervising medical residents.

My special interest lies in obesity, weight management and bariatric surgery. My research focuses on the nutritional, metabolic and bone effects of obesity and bariatric surgery. I am currently collaborating on clinical research on the bone effects after bariatric surgery, through funding by a Diabetes Canada research grant.

PubMed Publications – V. Tardio

Care Endpoints in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: Screening and Therapeutic Targets at a Canadian Tertiary Diabetes Care Centre.
Pasqua MR, Hu XW, Tardio V, Tsoukas MA.
Can J Diabetes. 2023 Feb;47(1):31-37.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2022.07.002. 

Perceptions of fracture and fall risk and of the benefits and barriers to exercise in adults with diabetes.
Drummond K, Bennett R, Gibbs J, Wei R, Hu W, Tardio V, Gagnon C, Berger C, Morin SN.
Osteoporos Int. 2022 Dec;33(12):2563-2573. doi: 10.1007/s00198-022-06524-6. 

Current Endocrinologist Practices in Skeletal Health Management of Patients With Diabetes: A Medical Record Review.
Pasqua MR, Bidal-St-Aubin M, Berger C, Hu XW, Tardio V, Morin SN.
Diabetes Care. 2022 Aug 1;45(8):e120-e121. doi: 10.2337/dc22-0768.

Serum Parathyroid Hormone and 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentrations Before and After Biliopancreatic Diversion.
Tardio V, Blais JP, Julien AS, Douville P, Lebel S, Biertho L, Marceau S, Hould FS, Gagnon C.
Obes Surg. 2018 Jul;28(7):1886-1894. doi: 10.1007/s11695-017-3101-z.

Associations Between Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D, Insulin Sensitivity, Insulin Secretion, and β-Cell Function According to Glucose Tolerance Status.
Morisset AS, Tardio V, Weisnagel J, Lemieux S, Bergeron J, Gagnon C.
Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2015 Jun;13(5):208-13. doi: 10.1089/met.2014.0159.

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