The Gastroenterology and Hepatology Program at Western University was recently recognized as one of the Best Global Universities for Gastroenterology and Hepatology by U.S. News, scoring the second highest rank in Canada and 22nd world wide.

The Lawson Health Research Institute at the London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care - London was recently recognized as one of Canada's top 40 Research Hospitals, ranking #8 nationwide

The Gastroenterology Division consists of Clinician Scientists, Clinician Researchers, and Clinician Teachers who conduct both basic science and clinical research in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology.  Many of our researchers hold cross appointments with the Lawson Health Research Institute as Scientists and Associate Scientists.  Active areas of research include inflammatory bowel disease, hepatology, gastrointestinal bleeding, colonoscopy quality, and colon cancer.  We conduct epidemiological studies, lead multi-centre randomized controlled trials, utilize ‘big data’ through ICES and other registries, conduct systematic reviews and meta-analyses, perform translational research from ‘bench to bedside’, explore genetic links to diseases, and investigate the cellular origin of colon cancer.  Research training opportunities are available from undergraduate medical students to research fellowships for clinicians as well as graduate students.

Read more about the Gastroenterology Division's Clinician Scientists and Clinician Researchers: