Natasha Bollegala, Hon BSc., MD, MSc., FRCP(C)

Staff Gastroenterologist, Women’s College Hospital
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Clinician In Quality & Innovation, University of Toronto

Saturday, November 19, 2022

8:15 am - 8:35 am

Women in Gastroenterology

Learning Objectives:

  • To undertand the demographic distribution in gastroenterology
  • To explore the differential career experiences of gastroenterologists by gender

Dr. Natasha Bollegala is a staff gastroenterologist at Women’s College Hospital, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto (UofT). She is a clinician in quality and innovation and completed an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, an MSc in clinical epidemiology and healthcare research at UofT in 2016, the Eliot Phillipson Clinician Scientist Training Program and the Clinician Investigator Program at the University of Toronto. 

She conducts research with a particular focus on pediatric to adult transition of care and is co-principal investigator for the national transition arm of the Promoting Access to Care in IBD (PACE) quality improvement program of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada (CCC).  She co-chairs the Canadian IBD Transition Network (CITE). She has published and presented on the topic of gender in gastroenterology. She is co-chair of the Innovations sub-committee for the Quality Affairs Committee of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG). Dr. Bollegala also serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Association of Gastroenterology (OAG).