Born and raised in Manitoba, Canada, Dr. Ronald Chochinov attended the University of Manitoba Medical School, graduating and earning his medical degree in 1970. After graduating, he completed his rotating internship at the Winnipeg General Hospital before working as a research fellow in the University of Manitoba’s metabolism department. In 1974, Dr. Chochinov completed his residency at Barnes Hospital, followed by another metabolic research fellowship at Washington University in 1976. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Chochinov taught medicine and physiology as an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba Medical School.
In 2006 Dr. Chochinov opened Coastal Metabolic Research Centre alongside Dr. Gabriel Garcia to promote his vision of integrating his passions of medicine, patient care, and research all into one facility. The research center offers trials for patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, or other metabolic problems, with studies ranging from Phase 2 to Phase 4 and offered to anyone interested in participating. Most of the clinical trials are investigating different medical products for diabetics, either injectable medications or oral medications in a group effort where the patients work together with the staff in order to manage their diabetes better. Dr. Chochinov retired from private practice in 2017, but he still greatly enjoys working with patients to make a positive difference in their lives through both research and direct contact, and he remains very active in the research center, talking to patients, overseeing studies, and recruiting sponsoring pharmaceutical companies.
In his off time, Dr. Chochinov enjoys spending time with his wife, Roberta, as well as his two daughters and two grandchildren. He especially enjoys taking his grandson on fishing trips to Canada and he also enjoys golfing, family vacations, and reading.