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Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Facts and figures

  • SickKids atrium
    SickKids atrium
    SickKids
    • 300 inpatient beds
    • 15,000 admissions annually
    • Large number of ambulatory clinics in all sub-specialties seeing >200,000 patients annually
    • >60,000 ER visits annually
    • 12,000 surgical cases annually
  • GI service 
    • 5,000 visits annually
    • 559 admitted patients
    • 30-35 transplants
    • Subspecialty clinics are run in general gastroenterology, inflammatory bowel disease, hepatology, dysphagia and motility, pancreatic disorders, cystic fibrosis, nutrition, intestinal failure, liver/intestine transplant, and tracheal esophageal fistula.
  • Procedures
    • More than 1,000 children undergo endoscopic procedures each year, with procedures performed every day of the week in a procedure suite and the operating room.
    • Fellows should expect to perform >100 upper endoscopies and >60 colonoscopies in their 1st year.
    • Advanced procedures include polypectomy, argon plasma coagulation, esophageal variceal banding and sclerotherapy, endoscopic clipping, capsule endoscopy, balloon dilations, push enteroscopy and double-balloon enteroscopy.

Our Alumni

The Paediatric Gastroenterology training program at SickKids was established in 1969 and has trained over 150 successful paediatric gastroenterologists from all over the world.

The link below provides information about 33 of the program’s alumni over a 10 year period (2004-2014). It highlights their academic achievements during training and current positions around the globe.

2015 staff and fellows retreat presentation