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.