Remo Panaccione, MD FRCPC

Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
Director, Gastrointestinal Research
Dean of MD Admissions
Professor of Medicine
Cumming School of Medicine
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta

Dr. Panaccione is currently the Dean of  MD Admissions and Professor of Medicine at the Cumming School of Medicine where he also acts as the Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic and Director of Gastroenterology Research at the University of Calgary.

Dr. Panaccione graduated from the University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario) with a degree in Medicine in 1993.  He went on to train in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the University of Western Ontario before completing advanced training in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

He joined the faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary in 1999 where he is an internationally recognized expert in inflammatory bowel disease. He has lectured nationally and internationally on various topics in inflammatory bowel disease and has delivered over 200 lectures in the last five years.

He is the author of many peer-reviewed articles (~300) including publications in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, JAMA, Nature, and Annals of Internal Medicine.  His special interest lies in the fields of advanced therapies, biological therapy, and delivery of care through the implementation of clinical trials. He is a recognized authority on the use of biologics and has co-authored numerous guidelines on the use of biologics for the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. He actively participates in clinical trials of new therapeutic agents in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.  He reviews for prestigious journals including NEJM, Lancet, Gastroenterology and Gut.   He sits on the editorial board of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, JCC, APT, and the Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology.

He is presently the medical director for the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada (CCC) Calgary Chapter and sits on the COVID-19 Task Force for the Crohn’s Colitis Canada. He has been awarded the highest honour, the Finkelstein award by Crohn’s and Colitis Canada for his work in the field of IBD.  He was awarded the CAG Visiting Professor Award in 2016 for his contribution in the field of Gastroenterology in Canada.

Outside of medicine, his other passion is the mentoring of athletes with a particular passion for soccer.  He has coached youth soccer at the highest level, winning five provincial championships, two national silver medals, and two national bronze medals with many of his mentored athletes going on to receive scholarships across Canada and the United States. In recognition of his community contributions he has been recognized by Rotary Club International with The Paul Harris Award.

Dr. Panaccione is Co-Chair of Canada Future Directions in IBD.

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