Gastroenterology

Faculty

Gary MayDr. Gary May is┬ádivision head of gastroenterology at St. Michael’s Hospital.┬áHe received his MD from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta (1985), completed his internship and internal medicine training at the University of British Columbia, and his Gastroenterology training at the University of Calgary (1991). Dr. May completed his fellowship training in biliary and advanced therapeutic endoscopy at Duke University Medical Centre, Durham, North Carolina (1993). From 1993 to 2004, Dr. May was on the faculty at the University of Calgary where he practiced at the Foothills Hospital. In 2004, Dr. May was recruited to St. Michael's Hospital where his interests as a clinician teacher are in advanced therapeutic endoscopy including ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound and endoscopic oncology.
Office: 16-058 Cardinal Carter South Wing, Sixteenth Floor
Phone: 416-864-6060 Ext. 5345

Jeffrey BakerDr. Jeffrey Baker is a native of Toronto, Canada. He graduated from The University of Toronto medical school in 1973. He subsequently trained in internal medicine in Toronto and then gastroenterology at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, California. He completed an endoscopy fellowship in Toronto with Drs. Norman Marcon and Greg Haber and a further two years of research in clinical nutrition under the supervision of Dr. K. N. Jeejeebhoy. Dr. Baker was at Toronto Western Hospital 1982-1985. He has been at St. Michael’s Hospital since 1985 and was division head from 1992-2003. He presently practices general gastroenterology with major interests in endoscopy, especially colonoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease and clinical nutrition. His clinical research interests are in new therapeutic treatments for inflammatory bowel disease, and he is involved in several trials in ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
Office: 16-050 Cardinal Carter South Wing, Sixteenth Floor
Phone: 416-864-6060 Ext. 5909

 

Khursheed JeejeebhoyDr. Khursheed Jeejeebhoy received his medical degree from the Christian Medical College Hospital in Vellore, India in 1959 and completed residency in India and the UK. He obtained his PhD from London University in 1963. He became division director of gastroenterology at the University of Toronto and the Toronto General Hospital. Currently, he is directs nutrition support and is a staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is also a professor of medicine, professor in the department of nutritional sciences and professor in the department of physiology, all at the University of Toronto. He has published over 500 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters. He has a CIHR funded research program. He is on the editorial boards of nutritional journals and contributes to the Medical Post. He has received numerous awards throughout his career from Canada, USA and UK. He has been elected senior member of the Canadian Medical Association.
Office: 16-041b Cardinal Carter South Wing, Sixteenth Floor
Phone: 416-864-6060 Ext. 5388

Gabor KandelDr. Gabor Kandel is an attending physician at St. Michael’s Hospital and associate professor of medicine at the University of Toronto, with a full time practice in general gastroenterology and hepatology. in addition, he is the director of the postgraduate internal medicine training program at St. Michael’s Hospital, and the former director of the University of Toronto gastroenterology training program. After completing his residency in Toronto, first in internal medicine and then in gastroenterology, Dr. Kandel did a three year postgraduate fellowship in Boston. He is one of the co-directors of the annual international therapeutic endoscopy course and again this academic year was an invited speaker at many of the University of Toronto’s faculty of medicine symposia including Primary Care Today, General Surgery Update, Mini-Medical School, and Saturday at the University. Peer review publications have focused on colorectal cancer screening, lactose intolerance and therapeutic endoscopy.
Office: 16-060 Cardinal Carter South Wing, Sixteenth Floor
Phone: 416-864-6060 Ext. 3093

Young-In KimDr. Young-In Kim is a staff gastroenterologist at St. Michael’s Hospital and an associate professor of medicine and nutritional sciences at the University of Toronto. Dr. Kim received his MD from the University of Toronto in 1987. He completed his internal medicine residency in 1990 and gastroenterology fellowship in 1992 at the University of Toronto. He completed postdoctoral research fellowships in nutrition and cancer at Human Nutrition Research Center and New England Medical Center at Tufts University (1992 – 1995) and in molecular and cell biology at Harvard Medical School (1994 – 1995). Dr. Kim is a clinician scientist with 75 per centof his time committed to research and 25 per cent to teaching and clinical activities. Dr. Kim’s research focuses on several aspects of nutrition and colorectal and breast cancers, including prevention, early detection and screening, development and validation of biomarkers, molecular genetics and epigenetics, pharmacogenetics and nutrigenomics.
Office: 16-038 Cardinal Carter South Wing, Sixteenth Floor
Phone: 416-864-6060 Ext. 5848

Paul KortanDr. Paul Kortan, associate professor of medicine, graduated from McMaster University medical school in Hamilton and completed his gastroenterology training at the University of Toronto. He completed two years of post-graduate training at the University of Leuven, Belgium and one year of therapeutic endoscopy in Hamburg, Germany. He joined the division of gastroenterology at the Wellesley Hospital, University of Toronto in 1982. He and his colleagues established a very successful training programme in therapeutic endoscopy, which moved to St. Michael's Hospital in 2000. Each year the therapeutic endoscopy group at St. Michael's Hospital trains three clinical fellows and one research fellow. Dr. Kortan's expertise is in endoscopic management of pancreaticobiliary diseases, as well as endoscopic treatment of early gastrointestinal cancer and palliative modalities for malignancies. Dr. Kortan is also on staff at the Hospital for Sick Children where he performs most of the pediatric ERCPs and advanced therapeutic endoscopy procedures.
Office: 16-048 Cardinal Carter South Wing, Sixteenth Floor
Phone: 416-864-6060 Ext. 3094

Norman MarconDr. Norman Marcon’s main clinical and research interests are therapeutic endoscopy and endoscopic oncology. He is the director of the therapeutic endoscopy training program and has a major commitment to endoscopic education. He directs an annual four-day, live video endoscopy course, which was initiated at the Wellesley Hospital, and which features a faculty of world experts who are involved in the demonstration of live endoscopic procedures relayed from the hospital to the conference centre. Dr. Marcon directs an active research program including the control of bleeding, the endoscopic treatment of cancer as well as novel optical devices to improve the diagnosis of GI dysplasia and early cancer. In 2015 Dr. Marcon was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Office: 16-062 Cardinal Carter South Wing, Sixteenth Floor
Phone: 416-864-6060 Ext. 3092