David Hurlbut

Dr. David Hurlbut

Associate Professor, Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston


As an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University and Kingston Health Sciences Centre, I provide diagnostic clinical service in gastrointestinal (GI), pancreaticobiliary and liver pathology and have collaborative research activities related to the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal inflammatory disease and GI neoplasia. I received my MD from the University of Western Ontario (Western University). After internship and resident training experience in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery and general surgery, I completed my pathology residency training at the University of Western Ontario (Western University) followed by a fellowship in Anatomic and Gastrointestinal Pathology, with the late Dr. Harvey Goldman, at the New England Deaconess Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. Extending from my GI diagnostic service work, I am the sole pathologist member of the Queen’s Gastrointestinal Diseases Research Unit (GIDRU) that focuses on basic and translational research aimed at developing novel treatments for inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel disease and infectious GI disorders through studies focusing on nervous system gut interactions, pain mechanisms underlying these conditions and the role of the gut microbiota. In the area of GI cancer, my research interest is to facilitate the development and integration into clinical practise of novel diagnostic tools for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of colon cancer.

Funded Projects

Identifying predictive biomarkers of outcome in diabetic colorectal cancer patients treated with metformin »

Research Specialties

Research Interests

  • Gastrointestinal
  • Molecular Pathology

Contact for Collaboration

Queen's University
99 University Avenue
Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6
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