Division of Gastroenterology

Ted Xenodemetropoulos

Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine








Education and Professional Standing

Dr. Xenodemetropoulos is currently an Associate Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine at McMaster University, and is a consultant gastroenterologist at Hamilton Health Sciences. He completed his B.Sc. at Brock University (2000). Subsequently, he completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Alberta (2005). He then completed graduate medical training in internal medicine (2008) and gastroenterology (2010), as well as his M.Sc. in e-Health (2012) at McMaster University.

Dr. Xenodemetropoulos has clinical interests transcending the spectrum of luminal gastrointestinal, hepatic and pancreatic diseases. He also has academic and clinical interests in health information technology, having been involved in the development of the Practice Audit in Gastroenterology (PAGE) and Resident Practice Audit in Gastroenterology (RPAGE) endoscopic skill evaluation instruments supported by the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, as well as the current development of a comprehensive telemedicine program within the Department of Medicine. He has established interests within medical education, including the co-development of the Case-Based Learning (CBL) curriculum for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at McMaster. He is a member of the Specialist Board for the Canadian Journal of Continuing Medical Education, and is involved in a number of leadership and/or administrative roles related to medical education, clinical service delivery and quality improvement.

Selected Publications

  1. Forbes N, Cooray M, Al-Dabbagh R, Yuan Y, Tse F, Liu LW, Xenodemetropoulos T.  Domperidone Prescribing Practices Exposed Patients to Cardiac Risk despite a "Black Box" Warning: A Canadian Tertiary Care Center Study. Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016;2016:2937678.
  2. Forbes N, Cooray M, Al-Dabbagh R, Yuan Y, Tse F, Liu LW, Xenodemetropoulos T.   Domperidone prescribing practices exposed patients to cardiac risk despite a 'black box' warning: A Canadian tertiary care centre study.  Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2015 Sep 29. pii: 17133.
  3. McConnell MM, Azzam K, Xenodemetropoulos T, Panju A. Effectiveness of test-enhanced learning in continuing health sciences education: a randomized controlled trial.  J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2015;35:119-22.
  4. Dohan M, Xenodemetropoulos T, Tan J. Value Stream Mapping in Lean Healthcare: A Brief Introduction and Application. In: Wickramasinghe N, Al-Hakim L, Gonzalez C, Tan J (editors).  Lean Thinking for Healthcare. New York: Springer International Publishing. 2014, 463-477.
  5. Agarwal A, Xenodemetropoulos T, Abdelrahman Y, Dohan M, McKibbon A, Tan J. ChargeMed: Development of a Mobile Application for Medical Billing and Coding in the Ontario Healthcare Environment. 2013; HICSS IEEE Conference Publications: 2626-2635.
  6. Dohan MS, Xenodemetropoulos T, Tan J. The RCQ Model: Conceptualizing Inter-Clinician Relationships, Communities of Practice and Quality Improvement in Healthcare. Int J Healthcare Information Systems Informatics, 2012;7:29-45.
  7. Rochwerg B, Xenodemetropoulos T, Crowther M, Spyropoulos A. Dabigatran-induced acute hepatitis. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2012;18:549-50.
  8. Dohan MS, Xenodemetropoulos T, Tan J. Applying Clinician-Clinician Relationships to Practice Audit for Quality Improvement in Healthcare: Position and Research Agenda. Transactions of the Int Conf Health Info Technol Adv 2011;1:73-81.
  9. Panju M, Merali A, Xenodemetropoulos T. “Blue in the Face”: Lidocaine-Induced Methemoglobinemia following Gastroscopy. Can J Gen Intern Med 2011;6:90-1.
  10. Xenodemetropoulos T, Khan KJ, Armstrong D, Leontiadis GI, Moayyedi P. Gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) receptor agonists for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) (Protocol). Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2010;12:CD008912.
  11. Xenodemetropoulos T, Khan KJ, Bercik P. Spontaneous Intramural esophageal hematoma in Association with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: An Unusual Presentation of Non-Cardiac Chest Pain. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010;3:[Epub].
  12. Xenodemetropoulos T, Davison S, Ioannidis G, Adachi JD. The impact of fragility fracture on health-related quality of life: the importance of antifracture therapy. Drugs Aging. 2004;21:711-30.
  13. Thiesen A, Drozdowski L, Iordache C, Neo CC, Woudstra TD, Xenodemetropoulos T, Keelan M, Clandinin MT, Thomson AB, Wild G. Adaptation following intestinal resection: mechanisms and signals. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 2003;17:981-95.