Wael El-Matary

Current Leadership Positions

Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health
Section Head, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Scientist, the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Member of the Senate, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Member of the Governance Committee, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Clinical Focus

Dr. El-Matary  works with children with gastrointestinal and liver disorders from birth to adult transition.  He’s part of a multi-disciplinary team which provides complete gastroenterology care, including endoscopy, caring for children with inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, chronic liver disorders, liver transplantation and short bowel syndrome.


1990 MB ChB – First Class Honours, Alexandria University Medical School, Egypt.

1995 MSc Paediatrics (thesis) – Alexandria University, Egypt

1999 MRCP (UK), 2000 MRCPCH – RCP (London), RCPCH (UK)

FRCPCH (UK) 2010

2002 MD (thesis) – Bristol University (UK)

2006 CCT – CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training) (UK): Pediatrics/ Pediatric Gastroenterology  
2007 Diploma (dissertation) – RCPCH Diploma in Paediatric Nutrition (UK)

2012 MSc (thesis) – Clinical Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

2013 FRCPC – Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada

Current Clinical Interests

  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn and colitis)
  • Celiac disease
  • Transition to adult care

Selected Publications

Find a full list of Dr. El-Matary's publications here

Rapid Infliximab Infusion in Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Multi-Center North American Experience
El-Matary W, Dykes DMH, Bauman L, Elkadri A, Carroll MW, Izaguirre M, deBruyn J, Samson C, Crim A, Ali S, Grossman A. 
Inflamm Bowel Dis 2017 Dec;23(12):2104-2108.

Impact of infliximab therapeutic drug monitoring on decision making in children with inflammatory bowel disease
Deora, V, Kozak J, El-Kalla M, Huynh HQ, El-Matary W. 
Acta Paediatr. 2017 Nov;106(11):1863-1867.

Rural and urban residence during early life is associated with risk of inflammatory bowel disease: A population-based inception and birth cohort study
Benchimol EI, Kaplan GG, Otley AR, Nguyen GC, Underwood FE, Guttmann A, Jones JL, Potter BK, Catley CA, Nugent Z, Cui Y, Tanyingoh D, Mojaverian N, Bitton A, Carroll MW, deBruyn J, Dummer TJB, El-Matary W, Griffiths AM, Jacobson K, Kuenzig ME, Leddin D, Lix LM, Mack DR, Murthy S, Peña Sánchez JN, Singh H, Targownik L, Vutcovici M, Bernstein CN. 
Am J Gastroenterol. 2017 Sep;112(9):1485.

Micronutrient deficiencies at diagnosis and follow up in children with celiac disease
Deora V, Aylward N, Sokoro A, El-Matary W. 
J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nut 2017;65(2):185-189.

Allied health professional support in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease: A survey from the Canadian Pediatric IBD Network
El-Matary W, Benchimol EI, Mack D, Huynh HQ, Critch J, Otley A, Deslandres C, Jacobson K, deBruyn J, Carroll M, Wine E, Limbergen JV, Bax K, Sherlock M, Laurence S, Seidman E, Walters TD, Church P, Griffiths AM. On behalf of the Canadian Children Inflammatory Bowel Disease Network: A Joint Partnership of CIHR and the CH.I.L.D Foundation. 
Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2017, Article ID 3676474, 7 pages.

The natural history of primary sclerosing cholangitis in 781 children: a multicenter, international collaboration
Deneau M, El-Matary W, Valentino P, Abdou R, Amin M, Amir A, Auth M, Bazerbachi F, Broderick A, Chan A, Cotter J, Doan S, El-Youssef M, Ferrari F, Furuya K, Gottrand M,
Gottrand F, Gupta N, Homan M, Kamath B, Kim KM, Kolho K, Konidari A, Koot B, Iorio R, Ledder O, Mack C, Martinez M, Miloh T, Mohan P, OCathain N, Papadopoulou A, Ricciuto A, Sathya P, Shteyer E, Tanaka A, Varier R, Venkat V, Vitola B, Vos M, Vratislav S, Woynarowski M, Yap J, Jensen MK. 
Hepatology 2017;66(2):18-527.

Trends in epidemiology of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease in Canada: Distributed network analysis of multiple population-based provincial health administrative databases
Benchimol EI, Bernstein CN, Bitton A, Carroll M, Singh H, Otley AR, Vutcovici M, El-Matary W, Nguyen GC, Griffiths AM, Mack D, Jacobson K, Mojaverian N, Tanyingoh D, Cui Y, Nugent Z, Coulombe1 J, Targownik LE, Jones JL, Leddin D, Murthy SK, Kaplan GG. 
Am J Gastroenterol. 2017 Jul;112(7):1120-1134.

Education, employment, income and marital status in adults with inflammatory bowel disease diagnosed during childhood and adolescence
El-Matary W, Dufault B, Moroz SP, Schellenberg J, Bernstein CN. 
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Apr;15(4):518-524 . PMID: 27717842.  Original article.

Enteral nutrition for maintenance of remission in Crohn's disease: a systematic review
El-Matary W, Otley A, Critch J, Abou-Setta A. 
Journal of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition.  JEPN 2017 May;41(4):550-561.

Impact of fecal calprotectin measurement on decision-making in children with inflammatory bowel disease
El-Matary W, Abej E, Doera V, Singh H, Bernstein CN. 
Front Pediatr. 2017 Jan 25;5:7.

Methotrexate for maintenance of remission in ulcerative colitis
Wang Y, MacDonald JK, Vandermeer B, Griffiths AM, El-Matary W.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Aug 11;8:CD007560.

Book Chapters

Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
El-Matary W &  Zachos M. Nutritional Therapy of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Petar Mamula, Robert N Baldassano, Jonathan E Markowitz.
SpringerLink-Published by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, 2008
ISBN 0387734813, 9780387734811. pp 335-348.

Wael El-Matary


Phone: (204) 787-1039

Mailing Address:
Health Sciences Centre
840 Sherbrook Street, AE 408
Winnipeg, MB  R3A 1S1