The Division of Gastroenterology at Dalhousie University currently
comprises 11 physicians and a basic scientist cross-appointed between
the Division and the Department of Pharmacology.
The Division functions in a multidisciplinary role in close cooperation
with colleagues in the Department of Surgery and the Department of
Nursing. We currently have four full time nurses working in Nurse Practitioner positions. Two of the nurses are primarily involved with hepatitis
and two deliver care in inflammatory bowel disease.
All Division members have academic appointments at Dalhousie
University. Physician descriptions vary but all Division members have a
portion of time allocated to research and education.
The Division provides secondary and tertiary care to patients with
gastrointestinal diseases in both Nova Scotia and the Atlantic Provinces
at large. The Division provides expertise in liver disease for the
entire Atlantic Region and it is the coordinating centre for liver
transplantation for patients from this area.
Nine of the 11, clinical members are hospital based at either the
Victoria General Hospital or the New Halifax Infirmary Sites. We
currently have two community-based members.
The Division plays a significant role in education at both local,
national an international level. The Division's research activities
comprise of both contract and peer reviewed research. In both areas,
the Division has gained an international profile.
Dr. Kevork Peltekian, Interim Head
Division of Gastroenterology
Room 912, Victoria Building
Victoria General Hospital Site
1276 South Park Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2Y9
Ph: (902) 473-7833
Fx: (902) 473-4406
Email: Dr. K. Peltekian