Ronald J. Bridges
Stream: Economic Recovery, Prime, Public Health
Dr Bridges is a Professor of Medicine and recognized gastroenterologist, educator and leader at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. He is actively involved in clinical practice and research. Formerly, as the Head of Gastroenterology and Senior Associate Dean (Faculty Affairs), he led and represented the faculty and University on several regional and provincial initiatives. He was instrumental in the development and implementation of the Alberta Academic Medicine and Health Services Program. His work has been honoured with several awards.
Dr Bridges has held several significant national and provincial leadership positions, including, President of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, President of the Alberta Society of Gastroenterology, Chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Canada) Gastroenterology Examination Committee, and Medical Lead for the Alberta Colorectal Cancer Screening Program and Associate Chief Medical Officer for the Calgary Health Region. He has sat on several scientific advisory committees and participated in clinical guidelines development. Dr Bridges is an active investor with an interest in medical devices and health care innovations.
Dr. Bridges holds Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Medical Doctor Degrees from the University of Calgary. He completed postgraduate Family Medicine training at McMaster University and specialty training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the University of Calgary.