Assistant Dean OF MD Admissions

Professor/Dr. Remo Panaccione

Pronouns: He/Him/His



Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Medicine | Gastroenterology

Full Member

The Calvin, Phoebe and Joan Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases

Contact information

Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 592-5025


Educational Background

B.S. Biological Sciences, University of Windsor, 1989

Doctor of Medicine Medicine, University of Western Ontario, 1993


Dr. Panaccione is a Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Unit at the University of Calgary. He also serves as the Dean of MD Admissions and Director of the IBD Fellowship Program. He has been honoured with the Crohn’s Colitis Canada Endowed Research Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at the University of Calgary.  


He is the 2020 Crohn's Colitis Canada Outstanding Physician of the Year and has been recently recognized as a 2020-23 Clarivate Research Scholar for being cited in the top 1% of researchers cited in the world. He has co-authored over 375 manuscripts, 9  book chapters, and 726 abstracts including publications in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, JAMA, Nature, and Annals of Internal Medicine.  He reviews for prestigious journals including NEJM, Lancet, Gastroenterology and Gut.  


He is a founding member of the Crohn’s Colitis Canada PACE initiative ( 5 million dollar grant) and National IBD Lead on the Canada Institutes of Health (CIHR) SPOR IMAGINE grant (25 million dollars)  Dr. Panaccione is  the principal investigator on several studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of new agents in subjects Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He is a recognized authority on IBD therapeutics and has co-authored numerous guidelines for the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology.


He co-founded and chairs the Canada Future in IBD program with Crohn’s Colitis Canada in 2015 which is the premier IBD conference in the country.  He also co-founded the Canadian GI residents course in IBD  in 2010.  He leads and co-chairs many international courses in IBD and is a well sought out lecturer nationally and internationally having delivered over 100 invited addresses in the last five years.  For his efforts her has been recognized nationally with the Finkelstein award which is the highest honour awarded by Crohn’s Colitis Canada and was elected to the International Organization for the Study of IBD (IOIBD) in in 2012.


Areas of Research


IBD Clinical Trials, IBD novel therapeutics, IBD therapeutic strategies

Participation in university strategic initiatives


  • award, 2017
  • award, 2015
  • award (honourable mention), 2015
  • award, 2014
  • award, 2013
  • award, 2012
  • commendation, 2012
  • award, 2011
  • Distinction, 2011
  • award, 2010
  • University of Calgary Undergraduate Medicine Gold Star Teaching Award, 2010
  • award, 2009
  • commendation, 2009
  • Gold Star Teaching Award, 2009
  • Visiting Professor Oxford University UK, 2009
  • Visiting Professor University of Massachussets, 2009
  • award, 2008
  • Gold Star Teaching Award, 2008
  • Visiting Professor Case Western Reserve, 2008
  • Visiting Professor Cleveland Clinic, 2008
  • Visiting Professor McMasterUniversity, 2008
  • Visiting Professor University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2008
  • award, 2007
  • Gold Star Teaching Award, 2007
  • award, 2006
  • award, 2005
  • Rotary Club International Paul Harris Fellowship, 2005
  • University of Calgary Gold Star Award, 2005
  • award, 2004
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta Physician Achievement Review (PAR) Recognition, 2004
  • commendation, 2004
  • Crohn's and Colits Foundation fo Canada Featured Researcher, 2004
  • Gold Star Teacher, MDCN 408, Clinical Core, 2004
  • Gold Star Teaching Award, Lecturer MDCN 408, 2004
  • State of the Art Lecture (Update in Inflammatory Bowel Disease), 2004
  • Teacher of the Year Gastroenterology Training Program, 2004
  • University of Calgary Greatest Teachers Website, 2004
  • award, 2003
  • commendation, 2003
  • award, 2002
  • award, 2001
  • commendation, 2000
  • commendation, 1999
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Gastroenterology), 1999
  • award, 1998
  • award, 1997
  • award (honourable mention), 1997
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physcians and Surgeons of Canada (Int. Med), 1997
  • scholarship, 1997
  • award, 1996
  • award, 1993
  • commendation, 1993
  • award, 1987

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