Dr.  Richard Fedorak is Dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta, and professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology. In addition, he serves as director for the Centre of Excellence for Gastrointestinal Inflammation and Immunity Research, and director of the Northern Alberta Clinical Trials and Research Centre. Outside of the university, Dr. Fedorak is president of the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation and chairman of the World Gastroenterology Organization’s research committee. A recipient of numerous awards, research fellowships and grants, Dr. Fedorak is a recognized expert in inflammatory bowel disease.