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

Yasmin Nasser, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Digestive Motility Group

Administration Office:
Phone: 403-220-3719  Fax:

Phone: 403-944-3386  Fax: 403-944-6548

Curriculum Vitae

Postdoctural Fellowship--Queen's University
Motility Fellowship--Queen's University
Doctor of Medicine--University of Calgary
Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience--University of Calgary
Bachelor of Science--McGill University

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada--Gastroenterology
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada--Internal Medicine


Clinical/Research Interests

My laboratory is interested in the role of the microbiome in chronic visceral and somatic pain. This pertains to disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Over twenty percent of patients with IBD continue to experience chronic abdominal pain despite achieving mucosal healing on endoscopy. Chronic abdominal pain is a devastating symptom, resulting in high levels of anxiety, depression and poor quality of life in IBD patients. Unfortunately, effective treatments for chronic pain are limited. At present, it is estimated that 5-25% of IBD outpatients are on chronic narcotic therapy, which is not only ineffectual but can worsen abdominal pain and increase the risk of death. Our overall goal is to develop innovative approaches to the treatment of chronic pain in IBD, thus improving quality of life and preventing the use of chronic narcotic therapy. 


Referring Physicians