Faculty Members

Dr. Daniel C. Baumgart

Professor & Director

Department of Medicine

Division of Gastroenterology
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About Me

Professor Daniel C. Baumgart, MD PhD MBA FACP FRCP (Lon) AGAF went to medical school in Berlin, Basle (Switzerland) and Würzburg (Bavaria). He received his training in internal medicine, gastroenterology, hepatology and immunology at the Charité and as a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and German Research Foundation (DFG) scholar at theUniversity of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bethdesda, MD, USA.

Prior to his current appointment as University Professor and Director, Division of Gastroenterology, Alberta Health Services (AHS) Section Head for the Edmonton Zone, and Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Unit at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada he served as Professor and Deputy Chief of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Charité Medical School of the Humboldt-University of Berlin, and elected Fellow at the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) endowed by the StiftungCharité foundation. He was Visiting Professor at Yale University, New Haven, CT and Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA and currently is at Peking University, Beijing, China.

Dr. Baumgart is actively involved in the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic concepts for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and has been principal investigator in some 200 multinational clinical trials.

A trailblazer of digitization he has a strong interest in digital health, artificial intelligence (AI), decision support and machine learning ultimately aiming to provide precision medicine at the point of care.

Dr. Baumgart has been serving on the editorial boards of leading medical and scientific journals including The Lancet, Gut and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases as well as elected scientific commitee member of the Canadian IBD Research Consortium (CIRC / CCRM) and elected executive board member of the German IBD Compentence Network within the German Society for Gastroenterology (DGVS) and sits on various other international panels.

A BMW Herbert Quandt Foundation responsible leadership alumnus he developed an innovative integrated clinical and research training curriculum for academic physicians, that received numerous awards including the VolkswagenStiftung foundation's Off the Beaten Track award for its extraordinary design and visionary impetus to academia and has been approved by the German Research Foundation (DFG), Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), the German Council of Science and Humanities (WR) and adopted by German medical schools nationwide.

In 2013 Dr. Baumgart was appointed fellow, American College of Physicians (FACP), Philadelphia; in 2014 fellow, American Gastroenterological Association (AGAF), Bethesda; and in 2017 Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), London, UK.

Research Keywords

AI, artificial intelligence, autoimmune diseases, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, decision support, digital health, IBD, immunology, inflammatory bowel diseases, machine learning, precision health, precision medicine, ulcerative colitis, ultrasound