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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

Inflammatory bowel disease increases the risk of venous thromboembolism in children: a population-based matched cohort study

Kuenzig ME, Bitton A, Carroll MW, Kaplan GG, Otley AR, Singh H, Nguyen GC, Griffiths AM, Stukel TA, Targownik LE, Jones JL, Murthy SK, McCurdy JD, Bernstein CN, Lix LM, Peña-Sánchez JN, Mack DR, Jacobson K, El-Matary W, Dummer TJB, Fung SG, Spruin S, Nugent Z, Tanyingoh D, Cui Y, Filliter C, Coward S, Siddiq S, Benchimol EI; Canadian Gastro-Intestinal Epidemiology Consortium. J Crohns Colitis. 2021; Jun 27 [Epub ahead of print]. DOI:

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