Dr. Michael Beyak is an Associate Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine. He obtained his MD from the University of Toronto where he went on to complete Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology training as well. He then pursued basic science research fellowships at Queen's and the University of Sheffield. He joined the faculty at Queen's in 2006. He ran an externally funded basic science research program studying the roles of gut sensory nerves in visceral pain and satiety, for over a decade, before focusing more on the clinical and teaching aspects of his career. He has ongoing involvement in research in basic neurogastroenterology, as well as on the role of psychological factors in pain and suffering in patients with gastrointestinal illnesses such as inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr. Beyak is a clinician scholar with a keen interest in teaching medical trainees and the undergraduate, post-graduate and subspecialist level.
Dr. Beyak's clinical interests are in the treatment of complicated inflammatory bowel disease, motility and functional disorders of the GI tract, as well as in GI endoscopy. Despite these highly focused areas of interest both clinically and academically, he maintains a keen interest in general internal medicine and the training of core medicine residents as one of the teaching attending physicians on the internal medicine clinical teaching units since his faculty appointment in 2006.