Faculty

Co-Chairs
 
Remo Panaccione, MD FRCPC
Professor of Medicine
University of Calgary CCC Chair in IBD Research
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Unit
Director, Gastrointestinal Research
Assistant Dean of MD Admissions
Undergraduate Medical Education
Cumming School of Medicine
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB
A. Hillary Steinhart, MD MSc FRCPC
Mount Sinai Hospital Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre
Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Faculty
 

Raja Atreya, MD
Heisenberg Professor of Translational Immunology in IBD
Professor of Medicine
Head of IBD Unit, Outpatient Clinic, Study Centre
Department of Medicine 1
University Hospital Erlangen
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität
Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Eric Benchimol, MD PhD FRCPC
Northbridge Financial Corporation Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, SickKids IBD Centre
The Hospital for Sick Children
Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

Charles N. Bernstein, MD FRCPC
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Director, University of Manitoba IBD Clinical and Research Centre
Bingham Chair in Gastroenterology, Winnipeg, MB

Ken Croitoru, MDCM FRCPC
Canada Research Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Professor of Medicine and Immunology
University of Toronto
Division of Gastroenterology
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON


Lesley Graff, PhD
Provincial Medical Specialty Lead-Clinical Health Psychology, Shared Health 
Professor and Head
Department of Clinical Health Psychology
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MA

 

Vivian Huang, MD MSc FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology
University of Toronto
Pregnancy in IBD program, Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON

Jon Hunter, MD FRCPC
Associate Professor
Director, Consultation Liaison Division
Department of Psychiatry
University of Toronto and Sinai Health System
Toronto, ON

Jennifer Jones, MD MSc FRCPC
Associate Professor
Departments of Medicine & Clinical Health and Epidemiology
Team Lead, Multidisciplinary IBD Clinical & Research Program
Dalhousie University, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre
Halifax, NS

Dina Kao, MD, FRCPC
Professor of Medicine
Clinical Site Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
University of Alberta
Director, FMT Program
Edmonton, AB

Gilaad Kaplan, MD MPH FRCPC FCAHS
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Kate Lee, PhD MBA
Vice-President, Research & Patient Programs
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada
Toronto, ON
Megan Levings, PhD
Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
Lead, Childhood Diseases Research Theme
Vancouver, BC

Robert Maunder, MD FRCPC
Chair in Health and Behaviour at Sinai Health,
Deputy Psychiatrist-in-Chief & Head of Psychiatry Research, 
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Neeraj Narula, MD MPH FRCPC
Director of the IBD Clinic, Hamilton Health Sciences 
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

Lori Radke
President and CEO
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada
Toronto, ON

Maitreyi Raman, MD MSc FRCPC
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine
Director Clinician Investigator Program
Director AsCEND (Alberta's Collaboration of Excellence for
Nutrition in Digestive Diseases)
Cumming School of Medicine
University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

Amanda Ricciuto, MD PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics
University of Toronto
Gastroenterology Hepatology & Nutrition
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

Andrew Stadnyk, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology
Dalhousie University and IWK Health
Halifax, NS

Michael Surette, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Science
Canada Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Microbiome
Director, Farncombe Genome Facility
Member: Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute, Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research, McMaster University
Hamilton, ON      
 
Valerie Taylor, MD PhD
Head, Department of Psychiatry
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Calgary, AB
 
Eytan Wine, MD PhD FRCPC
Professor of Pediatrics and Physiology
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

CFD Scientific Steering Committee
 
Alain Bitton, MD FRCPC
McGill University, Montreal, QC
Eric Benchimol, MD PhD FRCPC
University of Toronto, ON​
Usha Chauhan, MN ACNP BScN
McMaster University, Hamilton ON
Anne M. Griffiths, MD FRCPC
University of Toronto, ON
Kate Lee, PhD MBA
Crohn's and Colitis Canada, Toronto, ON
Remo Panaccione, MD FRCPC
University of Calgary, AB
Andrew Stadnyk, PhD
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

A. Hillary Steinhart, MD MSc FRCPC
University of Toronto, ON​

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.