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Christopher Ma



Associate Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Medicine | Gastroenterology


Associate Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences

Contact information

Phone number

Office: 403-592-5013
Clinic: 403-944-6578


Educational Background

BSc Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, 2012

MD University of Calgary, 2012

MPH Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Harvard University, 2019


Dr. Christopher Ma is an academic gastroenterologist at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. He completed advanced clinical fellowships in inflammatory bowel disease at the University of Calgary and Western University, as well as formalized research training in clinical trial methods as the 2018 Robarts International IBD Clinical Trials fellow. He received his MPH in Epidemiology & Biostatistics from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2019. His research portfolio now focuses primarily on clinical trial design and analytic methods, and the epidemiology and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. Dr. Ma has published over 180 peer-reviewed manuscripts (h-index 35, i-10 index 90). He is the lead for the international COREOS and CORE-IBD Consortia, and has been awarded over $6.5 million in peer-reviewed research funding, including from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, the Canadian IBD Research Consortium, and the Helmsley Charitable Trust.