Division of Gastroenterology

Subhas Ganguli


Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine

Coordinator, Gastroenterology Education, St Joseph's Hospital

Acting Head, Gastroenterology Research, St Joseph's Hospital




Academic Standing

Dr Ganguli is an Associate Professor in Medicine at McMaster University and an active consultant gastroenterologist at St Joseph´s Hospital. He completed his MD at the University of Saskatchewan followed by training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota followed by further Gastroenterology training and a MSc in Health Research Methodology at McMaster University. He is now Gastroenterology Education Coordinator and acting Head of Gastroenterology Research at St Joseph´s Hospital.

His publications include 11 peer- reviewed papers, 2 book chapters, and 18 abstracts. He is a reviewer for several journals including the Canadian Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, and the Canadian Medical Association Journal. He is also a Sentinel Reader for the Evidence Based Journals Group at McMaster (MORE).

Research Interests

Dr Ganguli has received peer-reviewed funding from the Crohn´s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) and the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG). Dr Ganguli´s clinical interests include functional bowel disease and motility disorders, and clinical trials. His research interests include alternative medicines, and the autonomic nervous system. He has a 6-month waiting list.

Selected Publications 2006-2008

  1. A Comparison of Autonomic Function in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and in Healthy Controls. SC Ganguli , MV Kamath , K Redmond, Y Chen , EJ Irvine , SM Collins and G Tougas. Neurogastroenterology and Motility 2007;19:961-967
  2. Recommendations on chronic constipation (including constipation with irritable bowel syndrome) treatment. Pare P, Bridges R, Champion MC, Ganguli SC, Gray JR, Irvine EJ, Plourde V, Poitras P, Turnbull GK, Moayyedi P, Flook N, Collins SM. Can J Gastroenterol 2007 Apr; 21 Suppl B:3B-22B
  3. Alternative Medicine Use by Canadian Ambulatory Gastroenterology Patients: Secular Trend or Epidemic ? SC Ganguli, R Cawdron, EJ Irvine. American Journal of Gastroenterology 2004;99:319-326
  4. Diabetes and the Gastrointestinal Tract Ganguli, SC, Tougas, G, In Evidence- Based Diabetes Care, Gerstein, HC, Haynes, RB, eds, BC Decker Inc, Hamilton, 2001.