Adams, Paul Gastroenterology
PAUL ADAMS, MD, FRCPC, Professor of Medicine, Chair, Division of Gastroenterology

Dr. Adams received his medical degree from Queen’s University, Canada in 1980. After completing an internship and residency training in Toronto, he did further training at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York and completed a Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). He also worked at the Liver Research Unit of the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Australia. He is currently Professor and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. His research interest is the study of genetic hemochromatosis. He is currently the Editor of the Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology.

Al-Judaibi, Bandar Gastroenterology
BANDAR AL-JUDAIBI, MD, FRCPC, Assistant Professor

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Asfaha, Samuel Gastroenterology
SAMUEL ASFAHA, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Assistant Professor

Dr. Asfaha received his PhD and medical degrees from University of Calgary Canada in 2000 and 2003, respectively. After completing his internal medicine residency training at the University of Alberta, he returned to the University of Calgary to complete his Gastroenterology fellowship. He then pursued a postdoctoral research fellowship in stem cells and cancer at Columbia University in the City of New York, where he was eventually promoted to a junior faculty position as an Instructor in Medicine. He was then recruited to the University of Western Ontario as an Assistant Professor and Schulich Clinician Scientist. He currently leads a team of researchers focused on intestinal stem cells and cellular origin of colorectal cancer.

Colorectal cancer
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Stem Cells
Beaton, Melanie Gastroenterology
MELANIE BEATON, MD, FRCPC, Assistant Professor

Melanie Beaton completed her MD at the University of Ottawa and residency training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the University of Western Ontario. After completing her Gastroenterology training she went on to complete a research fellowship in Iron Metabolism and Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Brisbane, Australia. She returned to London and joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology. Her clinical practice encompasses general gastroenterology. She has a research interest in the management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and drug disposition in this condition.

Hepatic Drug Metabolism
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Feagan, Brian Gastroenterology

Dr. Feagan is a gastroenterologist and clinical epidemiologist who is the CEO and Senior Scientific Director of Robarts Clinical Trials Inc at the Robarts Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada. His research interest is in the design and implementation of randomized controlled trials.

His most significant research contributions have resulted in findings of multi-center clinical trials in which treatment of inflammatory bowel disease have been identified.

A more recent research interest is the application of cluster randomization trials in the evaluation of health policy. This research is highly relevant to health-care providers who are responsible for the development of comprehensive disease management programs.

Cluster randomization
Crohn's disease
Design of multi-centered randomized controlled trials
Ulcerative Colitis
Jairath, Vipul Gastroenterology
VIPUL JAIRATH, MD, FRCPC, Associate Professor

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Clinical trials-Design and execution
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Index development
Outcomes research
Trial design and mythology
Khanna, Reena Gastroenterology
REENA KHANNA, MD, FRCPC, Assistant Professor

Reena Khanna completed a BSc Honours with high distinction at the University of Toronto. She then studied medicine and internal medicine at UWO before moving to McMaster for training in gastroenterology. She served as chief resident during both these residences. Following graduation in gastroenterology, she completed an IBD fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, then training in international IBD clinical trials at Robarts/UWO. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Western Ontario and is completing an MSc in clinical epidemiology at McMaster University. Her clinical and research interest is inflammatory bowel disease.

Inflammatory bowel diseases
Outcome measurements
Randomized controlled trials
Rahman, Adam Gastroenterology
ADAM RAHMAN, MD, FRCPC, Assistant Professor

My clinical and research interest are focused on clinical nutrition. After training in internal medicine and gastroenterology, I completed advanced training in clinical nutrition at the University of Chicago.

I subsequently trained in critical medicine at the University of Toronto at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre focusing on phamaco-nutrition in critically ill patients. I am currently completing my Master of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto.

Clinical nutrition
Metabolic syndrome
Nutritional policy
Sey, Michael Gastroenterology
MICHAEL SEY, MD, FRCPC, Assistant Professor

Dr. Michael Sey is a Clinician Researcher and the Director of the Small Intestinal Endoscopy Program at Western University. He completed his medical degree at the University of Toronto and his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at Western University, where he served as Chief. Dr. Sey trained in Advanced Endoscopy at Indiana University Medical Centre, Clinical Trials Development at Harvard University, and is now working towards a Master of Public Health at Harvard. His research interest is in small bowel endoscopy, gastrointestinal bleeding, and bowel preparation.

Bowel preparation
Capsule endoscopy
Double balloon enteroscopy
Endoscopic ultrasound
Gastrointestinal bleeding
Single balloon enteroscopy
Wilson, Aze Gastroenterology
AZE WILSON, MD, FRCPC, Assistant Professor

Dr. Wilson is a gastroenterologist at London Health Sciences Centre. She treats patients with chronic gastrointestinal issues with a particular focus in inflammatory bowel disease. She is currently completing a doctorate degree in physiology and pharmacology with an interest in evaluating factors affecting drug metabolism in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Her research goals also include developing biomarkers of drug response and disease severity in IBD and other chronic gastrointestinal illnesses, understanding the interplay of host genomics and drug metabolism and contributing to a better understanding of IBD disease pathogenesis.

Drug metabolism
Inflammatory bowel disease

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