Dr. Tom Elliott obtained his medical degree (MBBS) in 1982 from the University of Queensland, Australia. In 1985, he moved to Canada, where he completed his core specialist internal medicine training at the University of British Columbia (UBC). From 1989 to 1991, Dr. Elliott took advanced training in diabetes at the University of London, UK. In 1991, he obtained sub specialist certification in Endocrinology & Metabolism (including diabetes) from the Royal College of Physicians of Canada becoming a Fellow (FRCPC).
Since 1992, Dr. Elliott has been on the active medical staff at Vancouver General Hospital & on faculty at UBC, his current rank Clinical Associate Professor. He was Co-Director of Undergraduate Medical Education for the UBC Division of Endocrinology from 1992 to 2012, and chaired the Endocrinology & Metabolism Society of BC, the professional body representing all BC endocrinologists and diabetes specialists, from 2008 to 2012.
In 2007 Dr. Elliott founded BC Diabetes with the mission of optimizing control and improving outcomes for the 300,000+ British Columbians living with diabetes. BCDiabetes, with its 18 staff and case-management care model, is striving to do so through excellence in clinical care, research and clinical trials. Dr. Elliott is passionate about everything diabetes-related but most of all technology (particularly CGM & automated insulin delivery) & advocacy (sign his latest petition calling for the abolition of the BC Pharmacare deductible). He has authored 73 scientific papers and is actively engaged in 15 ongoing research projects targeting early intervention in Type 1 diabetes, DIY artificial pancreas systems, smart systems in diabetes management, continuous quality improvement and investigational new drugs for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.