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Eric Benchimol

Senior Core Scientist (Full Status)

ICES Affiliation
  • ICES Central
  • Life Stage Research Program

613-737-7600 Ext. 3578


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  • PhD, Clinical Epidemiology, University of Toronto
  • MD, University of Western Ontario
  • BSc, Biology, York University

Research Focus

  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Pediatric health
  • Health services research

Other Affiliations

  • Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa
  • Associate Professor, School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  • Program Director, Health Information Technologies Program, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute

Recent ICES Grants

Recent Awards & Recognition

  • Crohn's and Colitis Canada Rising Star Award

    2015: Awarded to Dr. Eric Benchimol. The award acknowledges the basic or clinical research accomplishments of a junior/newly emerging investigator in the field of inflammatory bowel disease, within 5 years of their first faculty appointment.

  • CIHR New Investigator Award

    2014: Dr. Eric Benchimol receives CIHR New Investigator Award — PA: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program, Career Development Award

    2012-2016: Awarded to Eric Benchimol

Recent ICES Publications

Hospitalization with Clostridioides difficile in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease: a population-based study

Kuenzig ME, Benchimol EI, Bernstein CN, Bitton A, Carroll MW, Griffiths AM, Kaplan GG, Nguyen GC, Otley AR, Stukel TA, Dummer TJB, El-Matary W, Jacobson K, Jones JL, Lix LM, Mack DR, Murthy SK, Peña-Sánchez J, Targownik LE, Fung SG, Spruin S, Coward S, Cui Y, Filliter C, Nugent Z, Siddiq S, Singh H; on behalf of the Canadian Gastro-Intestinal Epidemiology Consortium (CanGIEC). J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2022; 75(2):173-80. Epub 2022 Jun 7. DOI:

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