Dr. Remo Panaccione

Dr. Remo Panaccione

In the March-April 2020 edition of Alberta Doctors' Digest, the AMA proudly Shines A Light on Dr. Remo Panaccione.

Technology, science and research … But above all, the patient

Described as “a true patient advocate” and “a very thoughtful and conscientious physician,” Dr. Remo Panaccione credits what he has learned from his patients through the years for helping him be a better doctor.

A wearer of many lab coats, Dr. Panaccione is a gastroenterologist at the Foothills Medical Centre; a professor of medicine at the University of Calgary; Director of the U of C’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic; Director of GI Research; and Director of Admissions, Cumming School of Medicine.

“I think telemedicine is the future,” says Dr. Panaccione, adding, “Our nurses do quite a bit of telemedicine through the IBD clinic. We are also working with five other IBD clinics across the country on a large study (funded by Crohn’s Colitis Canada) of the application of telemedicine to the IBD patient population,” he continues.

Nominated for recognition by the AMA’s Shine A Light program by colleague Dr. Rabiya Jalil (family physician and Medical Director, AIMG Program; and Associate Director of Admissions, Cumming School of Medicine), Dr. Panaccione discovered his interests in gastroenterology from an early mentor, and his desire to delve into further research into IBD with a subsequent mentor.

Continue reading Dr. Panaccione's Shine A Light profile (Alberta Doctors' Digest, March-April 2020)

About Shine A Light

Initiated by Dr. Alison Clarke during her 2018-19 term as AMA President, Shine A Light recognizes and profiles AMA member physicians who are making a difference by:

  • Spearheading projects that improve patient and/or community life
  • Diligently following/tracking patients to ensure coordinated care
  • Working long hours and adjusting schedules to meet patient needs
  • Contributing to Alberta’s vision of a high-performing health care system

Do you know a physician who goes above and beyond to care for his/her patients? If yes, please complete the Shine A Light nomination form.

Alberta Medical Association Mission: Advocate for and support Alberta physicians. Strengthen their leadership in the provision of sustainable quality care.