Faculty & Staff

· Abdel Aziz Shaheen
· Bertus Eksteen
· Carla Coffin
· Cathy Lu
· Chris N. Andrews
· Christian Turbide
· Christopher Ma
· Cynthia H. Seow
· Gil Kaplan
· Humberto Jijon
· Joan Heatherington
· Jon Meddings
· Jose G.P. Ferraz
· Kelly Burak
· Kerri Novak
· Lawrence Price
· Lisa Douglas
· Maitreyi Raman
· Marie-Louise Martin
· Mark Swain
· Matthew Sadler
· Meredith Borman
· Paul James Belletrutti
· Paul L. Beck
· Puja Kumar
· Remo Panaccione
· Ronald Bridges
· Samuel Lee
· Sandra Anderson
· Stephen Congly
· Trudy Matiwy
· Yasmin Nasser

Foothills Medical Centre

Bertus Eksteen, MBChB, PhD, FRCP

Liver Unit

Phone: 403-455-7872  Fax: 403-454-7246

Curriculum Vitae

Dr Bertus Eksteen is director of the Calgary PSC clinic at the Aspen Woods Clinic, a member of the Calgary Liver Unit and the Southern Alberta Liver Transplant Clinic.

Dr Eksteen was born in South Africa where he completed his basic medical degree at the University of Pretoria before moving to the University of Birmingham in the UK in 1996 where he completed his training in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology. He spent 10 years on the renowned Birmingham liver transplant unit as a MRC Clinician scientist and member of clinical staff before moving to the University of Calgary in 2011 before starting the Aspen Woods Clinic in 2016.

Dr Eksteen obtained a PhD in liver immunology in Birmingham in 2007 under the supervision of Prof. David Adams. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, UK in 2011. His work has been published in illustrious scientific journals such as Science, the Journal of Experimental Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology. His work has received numerous prestigious awards including the Dame Sheila Sherlock Research prize from the British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL) in 2007 and in 2010 the Sir Francis Avery Jones Research Medal from the British Society of Gastroenterology. In 2011/2012 he was the United European Gastroenterology and American Gastroenterology Association rising Star recipient.


Clinical/Research Interests

His main interests are liver transplantation and autoimmune liver and gastrointestinal diseases such as primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). He runs a dedicated multidisciplinary PSC clinic which provides state of the art care for patients from Southern Alberta, Western Saskatchewan and Eastern British Columbia. His research has defined many of the crucial immune pathways that underpin these diseases in the search for new therapies. He is part of the International PSC study group (IPSCSG) and runs one of the biggest PSC clinics in the world. Closely linked to his clinical practice is his clinical research and clinical trials to develop novel drugs in PSC.



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