Dr. Robert J. Bailey is a gastroenterologist and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Alberta. A graduate of the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, he finished his internal medicine specialty training at the University of Alberta.
Dr. Bailey then became the first fellow of the University of Alberta Gastroenterology training program. Dr. Bailey was the recipient of the first Canadian Liver Foundation Fellowship, which provided support for hepatology training with Dr. Roger Williams at the King’s College London.
Dr. Bailey has been on the executive level of numerous medical societies and committees, including President of the Alberta Internist Society, Treasurer of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG), President of SIED (The Pan-American Endoscopy Society), Treasurer of the Canadian Association of Study of Liver Disease (CASL), President of the Medical Staff of the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Treasurer of World Endoscopy Organization, Endoscopy Chair for the 2005 World Congress of Gastroenterology, Steering Committee for the World Congress of Gastroenterology meeting in Shanghai 2013, World Endoscopy Congress in India 2017, Alberta Society Gastroenterology (ASG) Financial Chair and Steering Committee of the Alberta Digestive Disease Summit (ADDS).
Dr. Bailey also is currently the Medical Director for Gastrointestinal Research and Liver Disease Group. Dr. Bailey maintains a varied hepatology, gastroenterology and endoscopy practice in Edmonton, Alberta. He is active in teaching, research and the delivery of clinical care.