Faculty & Staff

· Alex Aspinall
· Meena Mathivanan
· Michael Curley
· Michael Stewart
· Michelle Buresi
· Milli Gupta

South Health Campus

Michelle Buresi , MD, PhD, FRCPC

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Digestive Motility Group

Administration Office:
Phone: 403-956-2466  Fax: 403-956-2991

Phone: 403-956-3804  Fax: 403-956-3838

Curriculum Vitae

B.Sc., University of Calgary, Honours in Zoology. Minor degree in Spanish. Undergraduate Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Montpellier, France MD, University of Calgary Graduate and post-doctoral Internal Medicine Residency, University of British Columbia Gastroenterology Fellowship, University of British Columbia


Clinical/Research Interests

Health economics, gastrointestinal motility, and functional bowel



The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus and glucose abnormalities in pregnant women with hepatitis C virus infection in British Columbia.Buresi MC, Lee J, Gill S, Kong JM, Money DM, Yoshida EM; Hepatitis C vertical Transmission Study Group. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2010 Oct;32(10):935-41. 2.The use of endoscopic ultrasonography and other imaging modalities in the preoperative staging of rectal villous tumours: a case of overstaging by magnetic resonance imaging. Buresi MC, Zandieh I, Nagy AG, Spielmann A, Yee WC, Weiss AA, Yoshida EM.Can J Gastroenterol. 2009 Sep;23(9):639-41. 3.Thrombin receptor: An endogenous inhibitor of inflammatory pain, activating opioid pathways.Martin L, Augé C, Boué J, Buresi MC, Chapman K, Asfaha S, Andrade-Gordon P, Steinhoff M, Cenac N, Dietrich G, Vergnolle N. Pain. 2009 Nov;146(1-2):121-9. Epub 2009 Aug 11. 4.Activation of proteinase-activated receptor-1 inhibits neurally evoked chloride secretion in the mouse colon in vitro. Buresi MC, Vergnolle N, Sharkey KA, Keenan CM, Andrade-Gordon P, Cirino G, Cirillo D, Hollenberg MD, MacNaughton WK. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2005 Feb;288(2):G337-45. Epub 2004 Sep 2. 5.Activation of proteinase-activated receptor 1 stimulates epithelial chloride secretion through a unique MAP kinase- and cyclo-oxygenase-dependent pathway. Buresi MC, Buret AG, Hollenberg MD, MacNaughton WK. FASEB J. 2002 Oct;16(12):1515-25.

Patient Resources

Referring Physicians