Dr. Anthony Otley is a Professor of Paediatrics and Medicine at Dalhousie University. He is the Division Head of the Division of Gastroenterology & Nutrition at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The IWK Health Centre is the tertiary children’s hospital which serves the three Canadian Maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Paediatric patients who require a liver transplant are followed pre and post transplant through the IWK, but the actual transplantation is carried out through the SickKids program.
The main focus of Dr. Otley’s clinical research is the development and assessment of outcome measures used in paediatric gastrointestinal disease. He has been involved with the development of the IMPACT questionnaire, a disease-specific HRQOL tool for paediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease. He was also a developer of the Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis Activity Index (PUCAI). He has an ongoing interest on the development of web-based tools to help in disease self-management and ultimately, to improve HRQOL and adherence to therapy.