Daniel C. Baumgart, MD PhD MBA FRCP (London) AGAF

Professor and Director
Division of Gastroenterology
AHS Section Head Gastroenterology, Edmonton Zone
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Unit
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta

Daniel C. Baumgart, MD PhD MBA FACP FRCP (Lon) AGAF went to medical school in Berlin, Basle (Switzerland) and Würzburg (Bavaria). He received his training in internal medicine, gastroenterology, hepatology and immunology at the Charité and as a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and German Research Foundation (DFG) scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA, Lombardi Cancer Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bethdesda, MD, USA, Inova Fairfax Hospital (Inova Medical Campus), Fairfax, VA, USA, Virginia Hospital Center (Mayo Clinic Care Network), Arlington, VA, USA as well as US Public Health Service und Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC, USA. Dr. Baumgart holds an unrestricted license to practice medicine and surgery in the US, Canada and Germany.

Prior to his current appointment as Professor and Director, Division of Gastroenterology, Alberta Health Services (AHS) Zone Head for the Edmonton Zone, and Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Unit at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada he served as Professor and Deputy Chief of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Charité Medical School of the Humboldt-University of Berlin, Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center and elected Fellow at the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) endowed by the StiftungCharité foundation. He was Visiting Professor at Yale University, New Haven, CT and Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA.

Dr. Baumgart is actively involved in the development and evaluation of novel diagnostic and therapeutic concepts for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis including new modalities of optical detection to visualize inflammation, mucosal damage and epithelial restitution and image guided intervention. He has been principal investigator in some 200 multinational clinical trials.

A trailblazer of digitization he has a strong interest in evidence based medicine, application of computers and communication technology in education, research, integration of clinical and scientific data, mathematical modeling of diseases and artificial intelligenceultimately aiming to provide precision medicine at the point of care.

His basic science laboratory is focused on the investigation of dendritic cells in innate and adaptive immunity, especially microbial recognition and human microbiome.

Dr. Baumgart has been serving on the editorial boards of leading medical and scientific journals including The Lancet, Gut and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases for more than a decade, elected member of the Cochrane IBD special interest group, elected executive board member of the German IBD Compentence Network within the German Society for Gastroenterology (DGVS) and sits on various other national and international expert, consensus and guideline panels.

A BMW Herbert Quandt Foundation responsible leadership alumnus and passionate educator, Dr. Baumgart developed an innovative integrated clinical and research training curriculum for academic physicians, that received numerous awards including the VolkswagenStiftung foundation’s Off the Beaten Track award for its extraordinary design and visionary impetus to academia and has been approved by the German Research Foundation (DFG), Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), the German Council of Science and Humanities (WR) and adopted by German medical schools nationwide.

In 2013 Dr. Baumgart was appointed fellow, American College of Physicians (FACP), Philadelphia; in 2014 fellow, American Gastroenterological Association (AGAF), Bethesda; and in 2017 Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), London, UK.

Other Faculty Members

Abraham, Bincy P.

Adachi, Jonathan D.

Afif, Waqqas

Anglin, Rebecca

Armuzzi, Alessandro

Van Assche, Gert

Barbara, Giovanni

Baumgart, Daniel C

Beck, Paul L.

Ben-Horin, Shomron

Bernard, Edmond-Jean

Bernstein, Charles N.

Bitton, Alain

Bradette, Marc

Bressler, Brian

Carbonnel, Franck

Cohen, Russell D.

Colombel, Jean-Frédéric

Croitoru, Kenneth

Dieleman, Leo A.

Dubinsky, Marla C.

Feagan, Brian G.

Fedorak, Richard N.

Forbes, Alastair

Fowler, Sharyle

Gasche, Christoph

Ghosh, Subrata

Greenberg, David E.

Gregor, James C.

Griffiths, Anne M.

Gruchy, Steven E.

Guimarães, Luís S.

Haider, Shariq

Halder, Smita LS

Hanauer, Stephen B.

Hart, Ailsa

Hazlewood, Glen S.

Hirschfield, Gideon

Huang, Vivian

Hunt, Richard H.

Iacucci, Marietta

Jairath, Vipul

Jeejeebhoy, Khursheed N.

Jones, Jennifer

Kennedy, Erin

Khanna, Reena

Kroeker, Karen I.

Kumar, Deepali

Lakatos, Peter Laszlo

Leung, Yvette PY.

Lima, Hermênio

Loftus, Edward V. Jr.

Long, Millie D.

Loomes, Dustin

Ma, Christopher

Mahadevan, Uma

Markowitz, James

Marshall, John K.

Melmed, Gil Y.

Munkholm, Pia

Narula, Neeraj

Ng, Siew

Nguyen, Geoffrey C.

Panaccione, Remo

Paré, Pierre

Plamondon, Sophie

Regueiro, Miguel

Render, Craig

Riddell, Robert

Robert, Magali

Rosenfeld, Greg

Rotstein, Coleman

Sandborn, William J.

Seidman, Ernest G

Seow, Cynthia

Shanahan, Fergus

Silverberg, Mark S

Stapleton, Melanie

Steinhart, A. Hillary

Stretton, Jennifer

Sutherland, Lloyd R.

Switzer, Connie M.

Targownik, Laura

Thomson, Alan BR

Travis, Simon PL.

Urton, Todd E.

Vande Casteele, Niels

Vermeire, Séverine

Walsh, Scott

Williams, Chadwick

Wine, Eytan