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 What We Do

The UHN Centre for Digestive Health is the leading centre for digestive health disorders in Canada. We have clinics located at Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital. We care for a diverse population with varying complex digestive conditions. We are committed to providing excellent patient-centered care, outstanding education and training, access to transformational technology, and innovative research to align with UHN's vision for A Healthier World.

We are a multi-disciplinary team comprised of experienced gastroenterologists, nurses, and registered dieticians. We collaborate to provide comprehensive care to patients with complex digestive health disorders including: gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, gastroesophageal reflux, GI motility & functional disorders, parenteral nutritional support, inflammatory bowel diseases, and advanced endoscopy.

Our goal is to educate patients about their condition, empower them to become active participants in their care, and to learn how to manage their condition along with our expert multidisciplinary team

Tests & Services

  • Endoscopy procedures:
    • gastroscopy
    • colonoscopy
    • flexible sigmoidoscopy
    • endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) – TGH
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP)
  • Small Bowel Wireless Capsule Endoscopy (PillCam)

How to Prepare

If you are unwell, please do not come to the hospital and contact the doctor's office to rebook your appointment.

Always bring a valid Ontario health card for ALL your appointments. Please bring a list of all current medications (prescribed, over-the-counter, and natural/herbal products) or the medications in its original bottles. Speak with your pharmacist to help you make a list, if needed.

For first appointments, please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time to complete a patient intake questionnaire.

Learn more about what you can expect when you have a clinic appointment.

 Materials and Resources to Help You

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* These material(s) are also available in other languages.

Information from Our Clinic 

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 Meet Our Team

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Toronto Western Hospital Clinic

Physicians

Nurses

  • Sandra Robinson – Nurse Manager
  • Wuyungerlie Wuyungerlie – Patient Care Coordinator
  • Julie Vicencio – Clinical Nurse Coordinator
  • Stanley Henry – Motility Nurse
  • Joyce Reardon – Clinical Nurse Specialist – Wound Care and Enterostomal Therapy
  • Alexis Truax – Clinical Nurse Specialist – Wound Care and Enterostomal Therapy

Dietician

  • Laura Bushey

Toronto General Hospital Clinic

Physicians

Nurses

  • Ina Cherepaha-Kantorovich – Nurse Manager
  • Laura Tombolini – Clinic Nurse
  • Debra Johnston – Stoma Nurse
  • Leslie Heath – Stoma Nurse
  • Laura Feniak – Stoma Nurse
  • Stephanie Tiffin – TPN Team, Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Celeste Arca – TPN Team, Clinical Nurse Coordinator
  • Stanley Henry – Motility Nurse
  • Amanda Zakrzewski – Motility Nurse

Dietician

  • Ann MacGilivray – TPN Team, Registered Dietician

Pharmacists

  • Patty Kim – TPN Team, Pharmacist
  • Clem Yuen – TPN Team, Pharmacist

Administration

  • Karla Krough Carrasco Jensen – Clinic Coordinator
  • Anny Bia – Front Desk Administrative Assistant
  • Viviana Zalazar - Front Desk Administrative Assistant​