Alaa Rostom has been selected as the recipient for the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) Education Excellence award for 2016. The CAG Education Excellence Award is awarded to a member of the CAG who has made an outstanding contribution to education on a national or international basis. The contribution may be in the areas of direct teaching, research in education or development of educational programs.
Multiple Division members have received guardian angel awards and hospital recognition for excellent Care: Harry Dhaliwal, Linda Scully, Nav Saloojee, Tom Shaw-Stiffel, Avi Chatterjee.
Murthy S. University of Albertaâ€”Future Leaders in IBD. Development of Diagnostic Algorithms for Predicting Deasease Phenotypes in Adult Onset Ulcerative Colitis Patients Using Ontario Health Administrative Data. ($25,000) 2014â€“16.
Murthy S, Rostom A. The Ottawa Hospital. Impact of Repeat Colonoscopy Following a Negative Colonoscopy on the Risks of Colorectal Cancer and Colorectal Cancer-Related Death in Average-Risk Patients. ($30,754) 2015â€“17.
Bell J, Chatterjee A. CIHR. Tailored Oncolytic Viral Therapeutics for Pancreatic Cancer. ($728,960) 2013â€“18.
James P, Rostom A. Department of Medicine. Optimizing the Procedure Reporting, Diagnostic Yield and Patient Safety of Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration for Solid Pancreatic Lesions: A Quality Assurance (RYSE QA) Study. ($10,000) 2015â€“17.
The Division of GastroenterologyÂ at The Ottawa Hospital is an experienced group of Academic clinicians with special interests in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease/Liver Failure,Â and Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy.Â We provide tertiary care and clinical expertise to a large population of patients with all types of acute and chronic gastrointestinal disorders.Â We have recently recruited several young gastroenterologists who have obtained advanced trained at highly respected centres in both IBD and Endoscopic Ultrasound.
The GI Division has several highly respected teachers who are active at both Â the Fellowship and at the Undergraduate Level. Â We have a long standing Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognized training programme in Gastroenterology which was again accredited this year. We have had a 100% success rate at the Fellowship exams and all our graduates have been successful in establishing practices either in Academic settings or in the community. Our strengths are our clinical expertise and large patient exposure. We have a collegial group who interact on a regular basis with the General SurgeryÂ programme, as well as radiology and pathology departments. We maintain an excellent education to service ratio for the GI fellows in the Programme. We currently have 5 GI fellows and residents in Medicine, General Surgery and ENT rotate through the service as well.
We are fortunate to now have a state of the art Endoscopy Simulation centre as part of the newly opened University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre. This will be an extremely helpful tool for teaching endoscopic techniques.
The GI programâ€™s home base is the Ottawa General & Civic Hospital Endoscopy Units and the program director is Dr. Nav Saloojee.
We are about to open a multidisciplinaryÂ Center for IBD.Â Â Dr Lili Oliveira has just returned from specialized training in Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Chicago and will collaborate with Dr Richmond Sy and Dr Nav Saloojee as well as our experienced colorecectal surgeons in the care of patients with complicated IBD.
We have recently been joined by Dr Avi Chatterjee, who has training in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy from St Micahelâ€™s Hospital in Toronto, as well as further training in Endoscopic Ultrasound in Australia.Â He has stated a one year Fellowship Programme in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy and we have had 2 fellows through this programme.
THE OTTAWA HOSPITAL, CIVIC CAMPUS, 1053 Carling Avenue, OttawaÂ ONÂ K1Y 4E9
THE OTTAWA HOSPITAL, GENERAL CAMPUS, 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa ONÂ K1H 8L6