Dean: University of Calgary Medicine
Nov 22, 2018
Dr. Jon Meddings
Dean: University of Calgary Medicine

Dr. Meddings received his MD degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, where he also completed his residency in Internal Medicine.  After a research fellowship in the Department of Medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine (both at the University of Texas, Dallas), he moved to Calgary and joined the Faculty of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine.

During his tenure at the University of Calgary, Meddings became the Head of the Division of Gastroenterology and was an active member of the medical community.  He maintained membership on many local, national and international committees.  His administrative and professional activities included chairman of the GI Graduate Training Program, member of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, and chairman of the CCFC Grants Review Committee.  Five years ago, Meddings moved north to become the Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta. 

Meddings has been honoured with several awards and distinctions for his research innovations in celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease and bowel permeability.  He was a Scholar of the AHFMR   Other distinctions include the CAG Research Excellence Award, Young Investigator Award for the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology and the ASG Distinguished Service Award.