Dr. Meneilly graduated from the Medical School at the University of Saskatchewan in 1978. He did a rotating internship at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria and subsequently went to the University of Toronto to pursue residency training in Internal Medicine where he was a Chief Resident. He then went to the Harvard Medical School and did a Fellowship in Gerontology and Diabetes. He stayed on the Faculty at Harvard for a number of years. He returned to Canada and took a Faculty position at the University of British Columbia in 1988. He was head of the UBC Department of Medicine from July 1, 2002 until January 15, 2017. He is currently Physician-in-Chief and Head, Department of Medicine at Vancouver General Hospital and Regional Department Head for Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care. His research and clinical interest for the last 30 years has been in the area of Diabetes and carbohydrate metabolism in the elderly. He currently runs a specialized multidisciplinary clinic for diabetes in the elderly.