Mauro G. Di Pasquale, B.Sc., MD, MRO, MFS[disambiguation needed] is a world champion powerlifter, bodybuilding author and columnist. Di Pasquale was an assistant professor at the University of Toronto from 1988 to 1998. He lectured and researched on athletic performance, nutritional supplements and drug use in sports. He holds an honors degree in biological science, majoring in molecular biochemistry (1968), and a medical degree (1971) - both from the University of Toronto. Di Pasquale is certified as a Medical Review Officer (MRO) by the Medical Review Officer Certification Council (MROCC). He was the MRO for the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). From 1997 to 1999 Di Pasquale was involved in writing, research and product development for Experimental and Applied Sciences (EAS).
As a bodybuilding author, Di Pasquale has written thousands of articles for many large bodybuilding and fitness magazines such as Muscle & Fitness and Iron Man. He has also written several books on bodybuilding related topics such as bodybuilding nutrition and performance enhancing drugs. In the wake of the WWF Steroid Scandal, Di Pasquale was hired by World Wrestling Federation owner Vince McMahon to monitor the company's new drug testing program. His firm policy towards steroid use earned him the nickname "Mr. Steroid Hunter."
Mauro was an eight-time Canadian champion, and two-time Pan American and North American champion. He was also the first Canadian powerlifter to become a World Champion and first Canadian powerlifter to total 10 times bodyweight in any weight class. Pasquale is the only Canadian to ever total ten times bodyweight in two weight classes.