Dr. Gil Kaplan

Gastroenterologist · Ulcerative Colitis · Crohn's Disease · Calgary, Alberta
  • 238 Publications

Gilaad Kaplan, MD, MPH, FRCPC is an innovator in the gastroenterology field. He serves as Director of the Environmental Health Research Group at the University of Calgary, a group which he founded in 2011. In the same year, he was named one of Calgary's Top 40 Under 40 in Avenue Magazine. An active researcher, Dr. Kaplan is an Alberta-Innovates Health Solutions Population Health Investigator and is also an executive member of the Alberta IBD Consortium, studying gene-environment-microbial interactions in patients with IBD across the province.

"We see a pattern that as newly industrialized countries transition toward a westernized society, IBD emerges and its incidence rises, and there are many different explanations for that. Probably one of the most important factors is that there are environmental exposures linked to the westernization of society that are creating this pressure that’s driving incidence of IBD up in many of the countries of the world. I think if we do a lot more research focused on how environment influences microbiome, we might start to see things we could do that could potentially stem the tide of IBD.”
-Dr. Gil Kaplan

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Institute of public health at the university of calgary

Founder and Director of the Environmental Health Research Group

Institute of Public Health at the University of Calgary · 2011 - Present

The O’Brien Institute of Public Health is an interdisciplinary team of over 400 members who work together to describe, design and suggest improvements to the entire healthcare system. The mission of the Institute is to ensure that the knowledge discovered in health research is implemented in new healthcare models and health policies, benefiting patients and their families across the nation.

University of calgary

Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine

University of Calgary · 2007 - Present

The Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary leads the nation in multiple research fields, including brain and mental health, chronic diseases and cardiovascular sciences.


Harvard medical school massachusetts general hospital

Advanced Fellowship, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Harvard Medical School - Massachusetts General Hospital · 2007

Harvard school of public health

Masters of Public Health (Quantitative Methods)

Harvard School of Public Health · 2006

Royal college of physicians and surgeons of canada

Certification, Gastroenterology

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada · 2005

Royal college of physicians and surgeons of canada

Licensure, Internal Medicine

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada · 2004

University of calgary

Doctor of Medicine

University of Calgary · 2000

Mcmaster university

Bachelor of Science

McMaster University · 1997


Dr. Gil Kaplan has been involved in 238 publications. View publications ›


Dr. Gil Kaplan is affiliated with University of Calgary: The Gastrointestinal Research Group at 3280 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4Z6, Canada.