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Dr. Richard Ingram

Pronouns: he/him


Clinical Assistant Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Medicine | Gastroenterology

Clinical Lead and Associate Director, IBD Unit

University of Calgary


Foothills Medical Centre, Alberta Health Services


Educational Background

BMedSci(Hons) - Bachelor of Medical Sciences (first class), University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, 2004

BMBS(Hons) - Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (with honours), University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, 2006

MRCP Internal Medicine, Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom, 2009

Speciality Certificate and MRCP Gastroenterology Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom and British Society of Gastroenterology, 2017

PhD Gastroenterology, Molecular Microbiology and Mucosal Immunology, Medical Research Council and University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, 2017

CCT - Specialist Certification in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, General Medical Council, United Kingdom, 2019

LMCC Medical Council of Canada, 2019

Certification in IUS International Bowel Ultrasound Group, 2022

Specialist Certification in Gastroenterology College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, Canada, 2022

FRCP Royal College of Physicians of London, United Kingdom, 2023


Dr. Ingram joined the Calgary IBD Unit as a Fellow in 2019 and returned as Staff in 2022. He is delighted to work with a great team of colleagues as Clinical Lead and Associate Director. He brings expertise in patient-centred care and education, clinical nutrition and dietary interventions, and dysplasia management.

Dr. Ingram completed his internal medicine and gastroenterology training in the United Kingdom (East Midlands and London). His IBD Fellowship training was at the University of Calgary and St. Mark’s Hospital (London, UK), including certification in point-of-care bowel ultrasound. He undertook further specialist IBD endoscopy training at the University of Birmingham, UK.

His PhD concerned the gut mucosal immune system, specifically H. pylori and the pathophysiology of peptic ulcer disease, and was completed at the University of Nottingham, UK with a prestigious Medical Research Council Fellowship.

He enjoys teaching and has previously held regional and national roles in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. Past leadership roles focussed on quality assurance and improvement, through divisional governance programs and collaborative networks, to support better care for patients.

Dr. Ingram plays bassoon with the Calgary Civic Symphony, is a member of their Board, plays piano, and is a Eurovision aficionado. He enjoys hiking, attempting to ski, learning about wine, travelling, and quality time with friends and family.


  • FLIBD program 2022-2027, clinical member, 2022
  • ECCO 2022 Top 10 DOP winner, 2022
  • advanced IBD training - 6 months in Nottingham and 6 months in St Marks, UK; and 18 months in Calgary, Canada, 2021
  • IBUS certified in bowel ultrasound and advanced IBD dysplasia endoscopy training, 2021
  • postgraduate: 11 prizes for research/teaching, immunology PhD supported by personal UK Medical Research Council fellowship, founded trainee-led collaborative GI research/audit networks in UK, national/regional roles in medical education, 2019
  • undergraduate: 6 prizes/distinctions and medical was degree awarded with honours (summa cum laude), 2006
  • Queen’s Gold Medal for Science, Victoria College, Jersey Channel Islands. 2001


More Information

- grow Calgary’s world class advanced IBD training program, for both local trainees and international physicians
- enhance educational offerings to patients 
- update and standardize Unit processes, enhance roles for nursing and allied healthcare team, expand provincial and national collaboration in IBD standards of care