Martha Dirks, MD
2002/09-present Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Université de Montréal.
2002/09-present Gastroenterologist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology et Nutrition, CHU Sainte-Justine, Montreal, Canada.
2006-present Director of Videocapsule Endoscopy, CHU Sainte-Justine.
2008-present Member of Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Committee, CHU Sainte Justine, Member of Fellowship Applicant Committee, responsable for endoscopy education, OSCE examinations
2014-present Director of Endoscopy Unit, CHU Sainte-Justine.
2020-present Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Fellow (CAGF)
2020-present Chair, Quality and Safety Committee, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, CHU-Sainte-Justine
2021-present Co-President, Competency by Design Committee, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program, CHU-Sainte- Justine, Université de Montréal. Co-president: Dr. Kelly Grzywacz
1989 B.Sc. University of Western Ontario, London Ontario Honors Physiology
1993 MD CM McGill University, Montreal Quebec Medicine
1993-1995 R1-R2 Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto Ontario Pediatric residency
1995–1997 R3–R4 IWK Grace Health Sciences Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia Pediatric residency
1997 FRCPC Royal college of the Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Pediatrics
1997-2000 R5–R7 Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto Ontario Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition fellowship
2000-2001 Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto Ontario
Pediatric Hepatology, Liver Transplantation fellowship
2001 FRCPC Royal college of the Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Pediatric Gastroenterology
2003 CSPQ Collège des Médecins du Québec Gastroenterology #16404
2009 Certificate University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Clinical Epidemiology
Professional Contributions to International Commitees & Societies
1997-2008 Member: Canadian Pediatric Society
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy for the Study of Liver Diseases
1997-2021 Member: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
American Gastroenterology Association (AGAF designation)
Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAGF designation)
2019-2021 Member: European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization.
2019-2021 Member: International Bowel Ultrasound Group.
2021 Member: American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
2000-2003 Co-Principal Investigator: Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Care: Serological Screening for Celiac Disease in Persons with Type I Diabetes. Chair: Dr. John Feightner, University of Western Ontario.
2001-2005 Member: NASPGHAN – Guidelines committee for Celiac Disease.
2001-2005 Co-director: NASPGHAN Joint committee on Pediatric Celiac Disease.
2003-2005 Member: Children's Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation Celiac Grand Rounds Committee
2003-2006 Member: Research Committee - Canadian Society of Clinical Nutrition
2004-2005 Chair: Children’s Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation Celiac Disease Survey Committee.
2004-2007 Member: Scientific Advisory Board, Children’s Digestive Health & Nutrition Foundation, CDHNF Celiac Disease campaign
2004-2007 Member: Gender Committee – Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
2004-2007 Volunteer: Medical consultant for the Quebec Chapter of Canadian Celiac Association.
2005-2008 Volunteer: Medical consultant for the Fondation Québécoise de la Maladie Coeliaque.
2005-2007 Member: Training Program Committee – North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
2005-2021 Manuscript reviewer for JPGN, Pediatrics, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
2007-2011 Chair: Gender Committee, Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
Member: Governing Board of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology as Chair Gender Committee.
2007-2010 Member: Celiac Committee of the World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (FISPGHAN)
2008-2009 Member: Comité pour les soins des femmes atteintes de les maladies inflammatoires de l’intestin. Association des Gastroentérogues du Québec.
2018 Member: Crohn’s and Colitis Canada GI Virtual Focus Group. Re: Impact of IBD Report. Feb 26-March 3, 2018, Chair: Katy Lee, PhD, MBA.
2019 Co-Moderator: Dr. MH Dirks, Dr, K Washke. Modern Issues in Endoscopy. March 1, 2019. Canadian Digestive Diseases Week Postgraduate Course, March 1-3, 2019. Banff, AB.
2019-2021 Member: Canadian Celiac Research Consortium. Chair: Dr. Herbert Brill, McMaster University.
2020 Co-Chair: Dr MH Dirks, Dr. M MacMillan, Canadian Digestive Diseases Week Postgraduate Course Cased-Based Session, Feb 28-March 1, 2020. Montreal, QC.
Medical education translation in endoscopy, Quality Improvement in pediatric care of IBD, Celiac Disease, videocapsule endoscopy, optimization and modernization of the pediatric endoscopy unit and endoscopy services.