Alain Bitton

Affiliation : Université McGill
Organization : Unité de recherche en génétique de l'Université de
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About Alain Bitton

Dr. Alain Bitton is Associate Professor of Medicine at McGill University. He completed a clinical research fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School from 1994 to 1996.  He was the McGill Gastroenterology Residency Program Director from 1997 to 2007. Since 2009 he has been the Director of the Division of Gastroenterology at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).

His research in the field of IBD focuses on the identification of clinical, biologic, psychosocial and genetic predictors of relapse and disease course in IBD. He is the clinical director and co-founder of the Québec IBD Genetics Consortium, part of the Université de Montréal Genetic Research Center. The Center is one of the six Genetic Research Centres making up the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases IBD Genetics Consortium. He also leads the clinical recruitment efforts and phenotyping for the Québec Centre.

Dr. Bitton leads the way for the creation of the McGill University IBD day center which will serve as an innovative multidisciplinary platform for the care of IBD patients. Dr. Bitton has substantial experience as co-investigator in therapeutic clinical trials assessing novel biologics in IBD.

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