Faculty Members

Dr. Vincent Bain


Department of Medicine

Division of Gastroenterology
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About Me

Personal Statement

Liver disease is on the rise due to a diversity of causes. Although there are treatments for most of them, there is much investigation to be done to improve lives of those with liver diseases. As a tertiary liver centre we have a responsibility to advance this research and to train the next generation of hepatologists. 

Dr. Vincent Bain graduated from medicine in 1981 with a first-class standing. He completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Alberta Hospital. He then took up an MRC research fellowship at Kings College Hospital in London, England and, in 1989, was recruited to the University of Alberta. 

Dr. Bain is medical director of the Liver Transplant Program which is a major referral centre for patients with hepatobiliary diseases. The U of A Liver Transplant Program’s team performs 70 to 90 liver transplants annually and has performed over 1800 since program inception in 1989. 

Leadership and Collaborations

Dr. Bain is co-founder of the University of Alberta’s Liver Transplant Program. He was director of the University of Alberta Liver Unit until 2019. He is a former president of the Canadian Association for the Study of Liver Disease and in 2012 received their Distinguished Service Award. In 2015, he was awarded the Prix d’excellence—Specialist of the Year from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 


Dr. Bain provides clinical supervision for medical students as well as for GIM and GI core residents. He also supervises fellows from the Advanced Hepatology Program. This includes clinical training and supervision of clinical research projects.

Research Keywords

antibody mediated rejection-liver, biliary diseases, chronic hepatitis, liver transplantation, polycystic liver disease