Eric Benchimol

MD (Western University)
PhD (University of Toronto)
BSc.(Hon.) (York University)

Professional Interests

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Pediatrics
  • Leadership
  • Productivity
  • Social Media


Eric Benchimol is a pediatric gastroenterologist at the SickKids Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre and Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto.  He is also Senior Scientist at the SickKids Research Institute, and Core Scientist at ICES. Dr. Benchimol chairs the Canadian Gastro-Intestinal Epidemiology Consortium (CanGIEC), which conducts epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, outcomes, and health services research using the health administrative data from multiple provinces. By using novel distributed network methodology, CanGIEC is able to assess the national picture of IBD in Canada despite the provincial nature of our health system.

Dr. Benchimol also has an interest in improving the methods used to conduct research using routinely-collected health data. In that capacity, he co-chairs of the RECORD Steering Committee, an international group which has created reporting guidelines for observational studies that use routine-collected health data for research.

Other Affiliations

  • Professor, Department of Paediatrics
  • Senior Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, SickKids Research Institute
  • Senior Core Scientist, ICES
  • Pediatric Gastroenterologist, The Hospital for Sick Children