Dr. Houssein Fergani

Division of Gastroenterology

Houssein Fergani


Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine



Academic Standing

Dr. Fergani is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Medicine and Gastroenterology at McMaster University. He is affiliated with both St. Joseph’s Healthcare and Hamilton Health Sciences. He Joined our group in 2004 after he completed his Gastroentrology fellowship at McMaster University. He completed his Internal Medicine training at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

In addition to his training in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine and being a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, he is a certified family physician and a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He practiced as a family physician for few years prior to his speciality and subspecialty training.

Dr. Fergani is also the founder and director of Hamilton Endoscopy Centre, out of hospital Endoscopy Centre, and has an interest in performing interventional colonscopies.

Dr. Fergani was awarded the endoscopy teaching a ward at McMaster University for the academic year 2015/2016.

Selected Publications

  1. Fergani H, Fardy J: Smoking and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. A meta- analysis. Abstract. Can J Gastroenterology 2002;16:160.
  2. Fergani H, Fardy J. Management of Univestigated dyspepsia; A meta-analysis. Abstract. Can J Gastroenterology 2001;15:24, and oral presentation in American Gastroenterology meeting in 2001.
  3. Ganguli G, Fergani H, Profiti R, Longstreth GF, Tougas G. Volume of Redflags in excluding organic diseases in Irritable Bowel syndrome. Ameta-analysis. Abstract in the 12th Bi-Annual American Monthly Society Meeting 2004.
  4. K. Khan, H. Fergani, S. Ganguli, S. Jalali, R. Spaziani, K.Tsoi, D. Morgani. The Role of Fentanyl in effective sedation and Quality of upper Endoscopy, A double blinded Randomized Clinical Trial. Presented in CDDW Feb 2014 and submitted for publications.
  5. K. Khan, A. Merali, N. Forbes, H. Fergani, S. Ganguli, S. Jalali, R. Spaziani, K. Tsoi,, D. Morgan . Colonscopy preparation Optimization for Inpatients (Coin Study). RCT comparing 4 L Peglyte to regular dose of Picoslax, and split dose of Picosalax for colonscopy preparation in hospitalized patients. Presented as a poster in CDDW 2018 and submitted for Publication.
  6. K. Khan, W. Kabir, H. Fergani, S. Ganguli, S. Jalali, R. Spaziani, D. Morgan, K. Tsoi. Exploring patient factors for cancelled or missed appointment to an urgent Gastroenterology outpatient clinic. Poster in CDDW 2018.
  7. K. Khan, W. Kabir, H. Fergani, S. Ganguli, S. Jalali, R. Spaziani, K. Tsoi, D. Morgan. Utilization of an urgent Gastroenterology clinic for patients seen in the emergency room or urgent care centre. Presented as a poster in CDDW 2018.