Gastroenterology

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Section
Section Head - Gastroenterology Dr. Laura Targownik
Postgraduate Program Director - Gastroenterology Dr. Michael Cantor
Program Secretary - Gastroenterology Emma Shaw, Michelle Lejano
Program Administrator - Gastroenterology Suzanne Doyle
Physician Services Manager Kim Armitt

The Section of Gastroenterology runs the Gastroenterology Subspecialty Education Program and the IBD Clinical and Research Centre. The section has 7 GFT and 8 non-GFT physicians and 1 PhD researchers.

The Section is based at the Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg. The section’s experienced and diversified academic clinician-scientists perform: clinical services for Manitoba, northwestern Ontario, and Nunavut; coordinate the Emergency Endoscopy On Call service for the WRHA; provide teaching in gastroenterology at the University of Manitoba, and ongoing CME programs for medical professionals; and research into gastrointestinal diseases, including IBD, gastrointestinal cancer, celiac disease, functional disorders, acid peptic disorders and nutritional support. Gastroenterology out-patient care is provided at our ambulatory care clinics located at the two tertiary care centres: Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface Hospital.


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