Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Calgary

Universiry of Calgary LIver Unit, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary



Carla Coffin, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Associate Professor of Medicine

Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Joint Appointment, Department of Microbiology & Infectous Diseases


Dr. Coffin received MSc degree using the woodchuck HBV model with Professor TI Michalak and MD from Memorial University of Newfoundland, NL.  She completed Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Calgary, AB followed by an American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) Advanced Hepatology Fellowship with Professor NA Terrault at the University of California, San Francisco. 

Dr. Coffin was a recipient of a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator Award (2012-2017).  Dr. Coffin’s research has been supported by CIHR, AASLD, the American Gastroenterology Association, Canadian Foundation for Innovation / Alberta Advanced Education Technology, Alberta Innovates and Industry partners.  She was the lead author on the 2012 and 2018 Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL) Hepatitis B guidelines and served as Chair of the CASL Education Committee (2019-2021). She served on the World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Evaluation (2015), with term extended as on call WHO advisor until 2021.  Dr. Coffin has an active translational research program focused on hepatitis B with ~95 peer-reviewed publications and was integral to establishing the Canadian Hepatitis B Research Network ( 

Her clinical and research interests are in chronic hepatitis B infection, hepatitis B and pregnancy, viral hepatitis and HIV co-infection, and liver transplantation.