Sylviane Forget, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Fun fact about me 

Before I got into medical school, I wanted to be a ballerina.

I love working with children and their families because 
I love working with children and their families because they are authentic. Each unique interaction is deeply rewarding and reminds me of what is important in the art of medicine.

Hospital information

Other appointments 

Chair, Ethics Committee, Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG); Lead, Pediatric Endoscopy Quality Improvement Network; Member, Quality Workgroup, CAG; Ethics Committee, North American Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)


Medical Degree 

Université de Montréal


Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology, Ste-Justine Hospital, University of Montreal


Post-graduate fellowship, Gastroenterology, McMaster University; Masters in Clinical Epidemiology, McMaster University


Research interests 

Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Diseases; Quality in Pediatric Endoscopy

Selected publications 

Armstrong D, Barkun A, Bridges R, Carter R, De Gara C, Dubé C, Enns R, Hollingworth R, MacIntosh D, Borgaonkar M, Forget S, Leontadis G, Meddings J, Cotton P, Kuipers E, Valori R, on behalf of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Safety and Quality Indicators in Endoscopy Consensus Group. Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Consensus Guidelines on Safety and Quality Indicators in Endoscopy. Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology 2011; 26(1): 17-31

Bitton A, Buie D, Enns R, Feagan B, Jones J, Marshall J, Whittaker S, Griffiths A, Panaccione R on behalf of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Severe Ulcerative Colitis Consensus Group (S Forget, member). CAG Canadian Consensus Guidelines: Treatment of Hospitalized Adult Patients With Severe Ulcerative Colitis: Toronto Consensus Statements. American Journal of Gastroenterology, (22 November 2011 issue)

Sbrocchi AM, Forget S, Laforte D, Azouz M, Rodd C. Zoledronic Acid for the Treatment of Osteopenia in Pediatric Crohn's Disease. Pediatrics International 2010; 52 (5): 754-61.

Joshua-Gotlib S, Coyne K, Kimel M, Danilewitz M, Thompson C, Forget S. Evaluation of the burden of illness in patients with mild to moderate Crohn's disease. Drug Benefits Trends. 2004; 16 (12): 600-9.