Dr. Steven HeitmanThe Department of Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Steven Heitman will be taking on the role of Section/Division Head of GI & Hepatology as of January 1, 2022.

Dr. Heitman is an Associate Professor within the Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine. He is a gastroenterologist, advanced endoscopist and a health services researcher. Dr. Heitman currently holds the N.B. Hershfield Chair in Therapeutic Endoscopy.

Dr. Heitman’s research is focussed in the areas of colorectal cancer screening, colonoscopy quality and the outcomes of colonoscopy and polypectomy. He is also actively involved in endoscopy education nationally and internationally.

Dr. Heitman has extensive leadership experience. He has spent the last 7 years as the Medical Director of the Forzani & MacPhail Colon Cancer Screening Centre and the Medical Lead in the Calgary Zone for the Alberta Colorectal Cancer Screening Program. He is also currently the Scientific Director of the Digestive Health Strategic Clinical Network. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Heitman on this new leadership role.

The Department would also like to thank Dr. Mark Swain for his leadership as the GI & Hepatology Section/Division Head over the past decade.