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Dr. Iain G.M. Cleator

Iain Cleator is Professor Emeritus of Surgery at the University of British Columbia. He currently operates the Cleator Clinic in Vancouver, which specializes in the treatment of haemorrhoids. He was Block Chair of the Gastro-Intestinal section of the problem oriented learning program at UBC in 2003.

Iain Cleator trained in Edinburgh in general surgery and graduated in 1962, taking up a position as an academic surgeon at UBC in 1972. He founded the Mr. and Mrs. Woodward GI Clinic at St Paul’s hospital, where he held many positions over the years including head of the GI Clinic and Head of Service A. He carried out more than 13,000 colonoscopies over this time and specialised in GI and bariatric surgery. He retired from hospital work in January 2003 and opened the Cleator Clinic at that time which currently serves many of the patients with haemorrhoid, fissure, rectal bleeding problems. He enjoys having no night work now.

He is a past president of the Canadian Association of Gastro-enterology, past president of the Vancouver Medical Association and was a board member of the BCMA for ten years. He has published more than 100 papers, chapters and articles. He has also published papers and given lectures on Time.

His academic interests include early detection of colo-rectal cancer. He is married and his leisure interests include electric clocks, bees and bull terriers, and organic farming.