Who We Are

The IBD Clinic provides world-class diagnosis and long-term treatment care for around 5,100 patients with Crohn's disease, Ulcerative colitis, and Indeterminate colitis.

IBD Clinic is part of the parent organization - IBD Unit which encompasses academic and educational facilities bridging together research, education, and practice.

In our IBD Clinic, each patient has an IBD Care Team consisting of the IBD specialist and IBD nurse. The IBD Care Team also works with gastrointestinal surgeons, dietitians, and other healthcare specialists to ensure that each patient has a comprehensive and well-coordinated diagnostic and treatment plan.

We also inform the patient’s referring physician to achieve excellence in the continuity of care.

Aims and Goals

At the IBD Clinic, our aims are to:

  • work with and for our patients
  • provide each patient with an IBD Care Team
  • ensure that each patient receives personalized care
  • practice well-coordinated health care with other health care practitioners and specialists
  • educate and inform
  • provide the opportunity to eligible patients for testing new therapies via our research activities 

By following through on our aims, we strive to achieve the following goals:

  • achieve long-lasting, durable disease remission for each patient
  • address the unique health care needs of each IBD patient and their comorbidities
  • promptly manage disease relapses or flares to minimize their severity and duration
  • empower our patients to take a proactive role in their disease management
  • increase awareness and understanding of IBD
  • conduct world-class research
  • work with all of our stakeholders in the provincial health care system, government, academia, research, industry, and not-for-profit organizations

Specialized Programs

At the IBD Clinic, we also offer specialized clinical care programs to address the needs of our patients:

  • Pediatric IBD patients Transition. Specifically designed program to help our teenage IBD patients successfully move from pediatric to adult IBD care

  • Preconception and Pregnancy in IBD. Specifically designed program to provide care to couples with IBD who are interested in family planning and conception and follow the IBD patient to delivery and early motherhood

Located in Edmonton, the IBD Clinic provides service to IBD patients in the Edmonton region, Northern Alberta and coordinate with health care practitioners located in Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, and Peace River. This expansive network ensures that patients receive excellent IBD care and treatment while minimizing travel burden to Edmonton.

The IBD Clinic can also assess patients from outside of Alberta. Currently, we see individuals from North-Western Saskatchewan, Eastern British Columbia, and the Northern Territories.