Faculty & Staff

· Abdel Aziz Shaheen
· Carla Coffin
· Cathy Lu
· Chris N. Andrews
· Christian Turbide
· Christopher Ma
· Cynthia H. Seow
· Gil Kaplan
· Henry Nguyen
· Humberto Jijon
· Joan Heatherington
· Jon Meddings
· Jose G.P. Ferraz
· Kelly Burak
· Kerri Novak
· Lawrence Price
· Lisa Douglas
· Maitreyi Raman
· Marie-Louise Martin
· Mark Swain
· Matthew Sadler
· Meredith Borman
· Paul James Belletrutti
· Paul L. Beck
· Puja Kumar
· Remo Panaccione
· Ronald Bridges
· Samuel Lee
· Sandra Anderson
· Stephen Congly
· Yasmin Nasser

Foothills Medical Centre

Gil Kaplan, MD, MPH, FRCPC

Professor, Department of Medicine & Community Health Sciences
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Group

Administration Office:
Phone: 403-220-2293  Fax:

Phone: 403-944-6533  Fax: 403-944-6548

Curriculum Vitae

B.Sc., McMaster University, MD, University of Calgary MPH, Harvard School of Public Health FRCPC, Internal Medicine Fellowship in Gastroenterology, University of Calgary Advanced Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship, Masachuchettes General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston


Clinical/Research Interests

Dr. Kaplan is a Gastroenterologist with a clinical and research interest in the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The overarching theme of the research program is to use IBD patient registries and administrative databases to: a) explore how environmental factors, particularly air pollution, affect the development of IBD; and b) conduct health service and outcomes research to evaluate how risk factors influence outcomes after the diagnosis of IBD.



1] Molodecky N, Soon IS, Rabi D, Ghali W, Ferris M, Chernoff G, Benchimol E, Panaccione R, Ghosh S, Barkema H, and Kaplan GG*. Increasing Incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Time and Among Regions, Based on Systematic Review. Gastroenterol. 2012 Jan; 142(1): 46-54. Epub 2011 Oct 14. 2] *Kaplan GG, Hubbard JN, Korzenik J, Sands BE, Panaccione R, Ghosh S, Wheeler AJ, and Villeneuve P. The Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Ambient Air Pollution: A Novel Association. Am J Gastroenteorol. 2010; 105(11): 2412-9. Jun 29 [Epub ahead of print]. 3] *Kaplan GG, Dixon E, Panaccione R, Fong A, Chen L, Szyszkowicz M, Wheeler A, Heitman S, MacLean A, Buie D, Leung T, and Villeneuve P. Effect of ambient air pollution on the incidence of appendicitis. CMAJ. 2009; 181(9):591-7.

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