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Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Welcome to the Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Division at The Hospital for Sick Children.

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition has a fully integrated program in paediatric clinical nutrition, luminal gastroenterology, hepatology and transplantation making it one of few in North America with total paediatric ‘GI-coverage’.

The division continues its proud heritage as the pre-eminent Canadian academic GI/Nutrition Fellowship Program. The program offers one year of clinical training and two research years. The clinical component includes a wide array of experiences including procedures (endoscopy, manometry, liver biopsies and calorimetry); in-patient management (transplant, GI and nutrition), ambulatory clinics (including hepatology, home-TPN, dysphasia, general GI, hepatology and nutrition), evidence-based rounds and training in ethics and communication. Many of our trainees in the research program (two years) combine a formal degree-granting program (MSc or PhD) with their research fellowship years.

The division hosts 12 full-time staff and three associate staff. Our research spans the spectrum from basic and translational to patient-based in such areas as cystic fibrosis, inflammatory bowel diseases, nutrition and hepatology. Funding support (over $2 million dollars annually) includes grants from the CIHR, NIH, CF Foundation, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, the HJ Heinz Co. Foundation, Canadian Digestive Disease Foundation.

What we do

Our goal is to provide high quality clinical care using an evidence-based approach whenever possible.

Education and learning

The University of Toronto fellowship training program in paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition is by far the largest in Canada and comparably sized to the premier training programs in this subspecialty in the United States

Research activities

The Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition hosts 12 full-time staff and three associate staff.