• Distinguished professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Internal Medicine
    Section: Gastroenterology
    University of Manitoba
    Room 805F - 715 McDermot Avenue
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0W2

    Phone: 204-798-3369
    Fax: 204-789-3972
    charles.bernstein@umanitoba.ca

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The University of Manitoba IBD Epidemiology Database is a population based administrative database including all Manitobans with IBD dating back to 1984 and a matched age, sex and geography matched control group. We have used this database for descriptive epidemiology, health care utilization, cost, comorbidities, disease outcomes, pharmacoepidemiology, and disease etiology studies. The University of Manitoba IBD Research Registry is a population based Registry of nearly half of all Manitobans with IBD who can be accessed for survey or other cohort studies. An important aspect of our group’s work relates to the brain-gut axis and especially psychiatric comorbidity in IBD and other chronic immune diseases.

Biography

Dr. Charles Bernstein, a graduate from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine, and the UCLA division of gastroenterology fellowship training program is distinguished professor of medicine, Bingham Chair in Gastroenterology Research; and director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Clinical and Research Centre at the University of Manitoba.

His main research interests are primarily related to IBD; in terms of optimizing management approaches; exploring predictors of clinical outcomes; and disease etiology. More recently he has been actively involved in exploring the biological and clinical intersection between different chronic immune mediated inflammatory diseases. He has published over 600 peer reviewed articles, 29 book chapters, and is a co-editor of one of the seminal gastrointestinal clinical-pathology textbooks. His H-Index is 87 and has had over 33000 citations.

In 2008 Dr. Bernstein was elected into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. In 2009, he was named the inaugural Bingham Chair in Gastroenterology at the University of Manitoba. In 2012, he was awarded the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Research Excellence Award.  Further, in 2012 he was elected into the Royal Society of Canada -Life Sciences Division of the Academy of Science. In 2014 he was as distinguished professor at University of Manitoba. In 2016 he was named as the recipient of the Dr. John M. Bowman Memorial Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation Award, recognizing outstanding research accomplishments by a senior University of Manitoba faculty.

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  • Awarded by Med II class (Class of 2021) for teaching awards in category of Inspiration, in category of Innovation, in category of Best teaching in small group and in the category of Mentorship
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Research Leadership Award (2019)
  • Nominated by Med III class for teaching award in category of inspiration (2016-17)
  • Dr. John M. Bowman Memorial Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation Award, recognizing outstanding research accomplishments by a senior University of Manitoba faculty-only one award per year (2016)
  • Distinguished Professor of Medicine (University of Manitoba; a maximum of 20 academic staff members may hold this title at any one time. It is the highest honor the University can bestow upon a professor) (2014)
  • Royal Society of Canada-Life Sciences Division of the Academy of Science (elected fellow) (2012)
  • Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Research Excellence Award (2012)
  • Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Visiting Professor Award (2010)
  • Doctors Manitoba Scholastic Award (2010)
  • Bingham Chair in Gastroenterology Research (2009)

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Internal Medicine
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University of Manitoba
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