Jennifer Telford

Dr. Jennifer Telford

St. Paul’s Hospital

Jennifer J. Telford MD MPH FRCPC

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Pacific Gastroenterology Associates

770-1190 Hornby Street,

Vancouver, BC

V6Z 2K5

Phone: 604-688-6332, ext 254

Fax: 604-689-2004

Dr. Telford completed a Bachelor of Science degree in honors physiology, a Medical Degree and an internal medicine residency at UBC. She then pursued a gastroenterology fellowship and an advanced endoscopy fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Telford also completed her Master’s in Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health. She has a general gastroenterology practice with a focus on EUS and ERCP. She is the Medical Director for the BC Colon Screening Program.

Dr. Telford’s areas of interest are outcomes in endoscopy and colorectal cancer screening. She has an interest in quality assurance in endoscopy and mentors GI trainees in research topics assessing procedure performance indicators, reporting and adherence to guidelines. Within the Colon Screening Program, Dr. Telford is responsible for examining the performance of the fecal immunochemical test and colonoscopy in a screening population as well as effects of screening on colorectal cancer incidence and mortality.  

Dr. Telford is involved in the teaching of medical students, residents and fellows in general gastroenterology. She is also involved in the UBC advanced endoscopy fellowship, together with the other UBC advanced endoscopists, training two fellows each year in ERCP and EUS. Through her role in the Colon Screening Program, Dr. Telford has been involved in peer assessment and training.  She led the curriculum design and training of twenty-four physicians to perform Direct Observation of Procedural Skills on their colleagues performing colonoscopy. She is faculty for the St. Paul’s Hospital Skills Enhancement in Endoscopy courses.

BC Society of Gastroenterology

Canadian Association of Gastroenterology

American Gastroenterological Association

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

American College of Gastroenterology


1. When trainees reach competency in performing endoscopic ultrasound: a systematic review.
Shahidi N, Ou G, Lam E, Enns R, Telford J.
Endosc Int Open. 2017 Apr;5(4):E239-E243. doi: 10.1055/s-0043-100507. Review.
2. Correlating Quantitative Fecal Immunochemical Test Results with Neoplastic Findings on Colonoscopy in a Population-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Program: A Prospective Study.
Shahidi N, Gentile L, Gondara L, Hamm J, McGahan CE, Enns R, Telford J.
Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016;2016:4650471. doi: 10.1155/2016/4650471. Epub 2016 Dec 26.
PMID: 28116286
3. Comparison of One versus Two Fecal Immunochemical Tests in the Detection of Colorectal Neoplasia in a Population-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Program.
Moosavi S, Enns R, Gentile L, Gondara L, McGahan C, Telford J.
Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016;2016:5914048. doi: 10.1155/2016/5914048. Epub 2016 Dec 1.
PMID: 28044123
4. Performance of a quantitative fecal immunochemical test in a colorectal cancer screening pilot program: a prospective cohort study.
Telford J, Gentile L, Gondara L, McGahan C, Coldman A.
CMAJ Open. 2016 Nov 4;4(4):E668-E673. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20160047. eCollection 2016 Oct-Dec.
PMID: 28018880
5. Repeat Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration in Patients with Suspected Pancreatic Cancer: Diagnostic Yield and Associated Change in Access to Appropriate Care.
Mitchell RA, Stanger D, Shuster C, Telford J, Lam E, Enns R.
Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016;2016:7678403. doi: 10.1155/2016/7678403. Epub 2016 Aug 25.
PMID: 27648440
6. When trainees reach competency in performing ERCP: a systematic review.
Shahidi N, Ou G, Telford J, Enns R.
Gastrointest Endosc. 2015;81(6):1337-42. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2014.12.054. Epub 2015 Apr 1. Review.
PMID: 25841579
7. Response.
Ou G, Telford J.
Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Nov;80(5):915-6. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2014.07.041. Epub 2014 Oct 15. No abstract available.
PMID: 25436406 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
8. Establishing the learning curve for achieving competency in performing colonoscopy: a systematic review.
Shahidi N, Ou G, Telford J, Enns R.
Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Sep;80(3):410-6. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2014.04.056. Epub 2014 Jun 25. Review. No abstract available.
PMID: 24973174
9. A randomized controlled trial assessing the effect of prescribed patient position changes during colonoscope withdrawal on adenoma detection.
Ou G, Kim E, Lakzadeh P, Tong J, Enns R, Ramji A, Whittaker S, Ko HH, Bressler B, Halparin L, Lam E, Amar J, Telford J.
Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Aug;80(2):277-83. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2014.01.032. Epub 2014 Mar 12.
PMID: 24629419
10. Does training and experience influence the accuracy of computed tomography colonography interpretation?
Rosenfeld G, Fu YT, Quiney B, Qian H, Krygier D, Brown J, Vos P, Tiwari P, Telford J, Bressler B, Enns R.
World J Gastroenterol. 2014 Feb 14;20(6):1574-81. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i6.1574.
PMID: 24587633
11. 2 L versus 4 L of PEG3350 + electrolytes for outpatient colonic preparation: a randomized, controlled trial.
Brahmania M, Ou G, Bressler B, Ko HK, Lam E, Telford J, Enns R.
Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Mar;79(3):408-416.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2013.08.035. Epub 2013 Oct 24.
PMID: 24206747
12. The 2012 SAGE wait times program: Survey of Access to GastroEnterology in Canada.
Leddin D, Armstrong D, Borgaonkar M, Bridges RJ, Fallone CA, Telford JJ, Chen Y, Colacino P, Sinclair P.
Can J Gastroenterol. 2013 Feb;27(2):83-9.
PMID: 23472243
13. Inappropriate uses of colonoscopy.
Telford JJ.
Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2012 May;8(5):342-4. No abstract available.
PMID: 22933868
14. Endoscopic management of benign biliary strictures.
Chan CH, Telford JJ.
Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2012 Jul;22(3):511-37. doi: 10.1016/j.giec.2012.05.005. Review.
PMID: 22748246
15. Outcome of repeat ERCP after initial failed use of a needle knife for biliary access.
Donnellan F, Enns R, Kim E, Lam E, Amar J, Telford J, Byrne MF.
Dig Dis Sci. 2012 Apr;57(4):1069-71. doi: 10.1007/s10620-011-1982-6. Epub 2011 Dec 7.
PMID: 22147249
16. Retrospective analysis of radiation exposure during endoscopic retrograde cholagiopancreatography: critical determinants.
Kim E, McLoughlin M, Lam EC, Amar J, Byrne M, Telford J, Enns R.
Can J Gastroenterol. 2011 Oct;25(10):555-9.
PMID: 22059160
17. Canadian guidelines for colorectal cancer screening.
Telford JJ.
Can J Gastroenterol. 2011 Sep;25(9):479-81.
PMID: 21912757