McMaster University

McMaster University

Herbert Brill

Herbert BrillDr. Herbert Brill is an Associate Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology in the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University, Corporate Chief of Pediatrics at William Osler Health System, and Medical Director of the Celiac Clinic at McMaster Children’s Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Western University, Queen's University and McGill University. He completed his training in gastroenterology at the Montreal Children's Hospital while pursuing a Masters of Business Administration at McGill. His clinical interests encompass chronic liver disease and pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. His research interests focus on efficiency and effectiveness in clinical practice operations, including waiting times and transition from pediatric to adult patient care services.

Research Program Overview

Dr. Brill is interested in the operational contexts of clinical practice. This includes practice management waiting times, and transition from Pediatric to Adult health care services.

Current Projects

  • Celiac Disease—assessment of adherence to the gluten-free diet
  • Transition from Pediatric to Adult services for adolescents with IBD


Publications & Achievements

  • Wingate KE, Jacobson K, Issenman R…Brill H…et. al. 25-Hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in children with Crohn’s disease supplemented with either 2000 or 400 IU daily for 6 months: a randomized controlled study. Journal of Pediatrics 2014; 164:860-865.
  • Edwards C, Kapoor V, Samule C, Issenman R, Brill H.  General Anesthetic versus light sedation: effect on pediatric endoscopy wait times. Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology 2013; 27:647-52.
  • Bollegala N, Brill H, Marshall JK.  Resource utilization during pediatric to adult transfer of care in IBD.  Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis 2013; 7:e55-60.
  • Gana JC, Turner D, Mieli-Vergani G…Brill H…A clinical prediction rule and platelet count predict esophageal varices in children.  Gastroenterology 2011; 141:2009-2016.
  • Benchimol EI, Guttmann A, Griffiths AM...Brill H, al. Increasing incidence of paediatric inflammatory bowel disease in Ontario, Canada: evidence from health administrative data. Gut 2009; 58:1490-7.
  • Brill H. An Approach to milk protein allergy in infants.  Canadian Family Physician 2008; 16:830-834.



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