Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Overt and Occult

Friday, November 24
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This presentation will review an evidence based approach to the diagnosis, investigation and management of gastrointestinal bleeding with a focus on ambulatory clinical scenarios encountered by general practitioners and emergent scenarios encountered by emergency medicine trained general practitioners.

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Natasha P. Bollegala

Women's College Hospital

Dr. Natasha Bollegala completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto with a specialization in human behaviour biology and a minor in anthropology. She completed medical school at the University of Toronto and went on to complete her internal medicine residency training at McMaster University. In 2012 she was awarded the Hamilton Health Sciences Medical Staff Association Outstanding Resident Award as well as the Chief Medical Resident Award. She returned to U of T as the inaugural resident of the gastroenterology residency training program – research stream. In 2014 she began a clinical and research inflammatory bowel disease fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, and was the recipient of the Ogden Goldstein Fellowship Award. She completed an MSc in clinical epidemiology and healthcare research at U of T in 2016. She is a member of the Eliot Phillipson Clinician Scientist Training Program and the Clinician Investigator Program. In 2015, Dr. Bollegala joined the Division of Gastroenterology at Women’s College Hospital (WCH). She has an interest in the area of quality improvement. She is a member of the WCH Quality Operations Committee and the Division of Gastroenterology Quality Improvement Committee and is active in the administration of the gastroenterology quality improvement residency curriculum. She is chair of the WCH Quality Improvement Research Committee. Dr. Bollegala is actively engaged in a number of research initiatives, including studying the effects of an IBD transition nurse, a project funded by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada. Her work utilizing health administrative data to explore health resource utilization in this area is funded through the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology.


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