Andrew Advani is a Staff Endocrinologist, Clinician Scientist/Associate Professor and the Keenan Chair in Medicine at St Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto, Canada. He graduated in Medicine with Honours from Edinburgh University, UK, in 1996 and became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 1999. He obtained his PhD from Newcastle University, UK, in 2003. Between 2003 and 2008, Andrew completed his postgraduate endocrinology training in the North East of England and also undertook post-doctoral fellowships in Melbourne, Australia (2005) and Toronto (2006-2007). His research interests are focused on understanding the mechanisms that cause diabetes’ long-term complications, especially diabetic kidney disease. He has received several awards, including the Dr Charles Hollenberg Young Investigator Award from the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism in 2015, a Diabetes Investigator Award from Diabetes Canada in 2017, and an Outstanding Health Professional Award from Diabetes Canada in 2020. He is engaged in medical education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, graduate student training and a number of knowledge-translation activities engaging persons living with diabetes.