Mang Ma

Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Medicine Dept


Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Medicine Dept
(780) 492-8146


Area of Study / Keywords

Clinical Hepatology NAFLD Viral Hepatitis


Dr. Mang Ma is a Hepatologist and Professor of Medicine at the University of Alberta. 

Dr. Ma received his medical degree from the University of Alberta, completed his Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology training at the University of Alberta.  He received fellowship awards from the Alberta Heritage for Medical Research and Medical Research Council to pursue research training in hepatitis B molecular biology.  He joined the Division of Gastroenterology in 1995 and is an active member since.

Dr. Ma has won numerous teaching awards and had received the Excellence in Humanism Award from the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.  He has also received the Distinguished Educator Award from the Alberta Society of Gastroenterology.  In 2021, he received the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver Education Excellence Award.  In 2023, he received the Dr. Richard Fedorak Memorial Award in Professionalism.  

He has been an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons' Gastroenterology examination for many years.  

Dr. Ma has a busy clinical practice in Hepatology and medical management of patients with liver transplant.  With a grant from the Institute of health Economics, he is investigating how clinical service can be improved for both urban and non urban liver patients.  He has helped to established the first provincial management pathway for MASLD patients.  

His research interests are in clinical management of MASLD patients and chronic HBV patients.  

Featured Publications

Osiowy C., Swidinsky K., Haylock-Jacobs S., Sadler M.D., Fung S., Wong D., Minuk G.Y., Doucette K.E., Wong P., Tam E., Cooper C., Ramji A., Ma M., Nudo C., Tsoi K., Coffin C.S.

JHEP Reports. 2022 May; 4 (5):100461 10.1016/j.jhepr.2022.100461

Hin HK, Nishi H.Patel, Sarah Haylock-Jacobs, Karen Doucette, Mang M.Ma, Curtis Cooper, Erin Kelly, Magdy Elkhashab, Edward Tam, Robert Bailey, Alexander Wong Gerald Minuk, Philip Wong, Scott K. Fung, Giada Sebastiani, Alnoor Ramji, Carla S. Coffin

Gastro Hep Advances. 2022 April; 1 (1):106-116 10.1016/j.gastha.2021.09.005


Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. 2022 February;


Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. 2022 February;

Singh N., Ma M., Montano-Loza A.J., Bhanji R.A.

World Journal of Hepatology. 2022 February; 14 (2):456-463 10.4254/wjh.v14.i2.456

Al-Karaghouli M., Fuentes S., Davyduke T., Ma M., Abraldes J.G.

BMJ Open Gastroenterology. 2022 January; 9 (1):e000798 10.1136/bmjgast-2021-000798

Bhanji R.A., Chow J., Ma M., Pannu N., Bain V.G., Kneteman N., Montano-Loza A.J.

Transplant International. 2021 December; 34 (12):2824-2833 10.1111/tri.14154

Joshi S.S., Davis R.P., Ma M.M., Tam E., Cooper C.L., Ramji A., Kelly E.M., Jayakumar S., Swain M.G., Jenne C.N., Coffin C.S.

npj Vaccines. 2021 December; 6 (1):9 10.1038/s41541-020-00266-4

Dang T.N.T., Patel K., Farhat K., Abraldes J., Ma M., Bailey R.J., Burak K.W., Mitchell N., Tandon P.

European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2021 October; 34 (5):553-559 10.1097/MEG.0000000000002301

Mang Ma

Conference: Hepatology. 2021 October; 74 (1suppl):446A 10.1002/hep.32200

Clinical and virological characteristics and hepatitis B surface antigen levels in a multi-ethnic cohort of patients with chronic hepatitis B to identify high-risk patient populations.

Hepatology. 2021 October;

Molecular and clinical epidemiology of hepatitis D virus infection in Canada

Hepatology. 2021 October;

Pons M., Augustin S., Scheiner B., Guillaume M., Rosselli M., Rodrigues S.G., Stefanescu H., Ma M.M., Mandorfer M., Mergeay-Fabre M., Procopet B., Schwabl P., Ferlitsch A., Semmler G., Berzigotti A., Tsochatzis E., Bureau C., Reiberger T., Bosch J., Abraldes J.G., Genescà J.

American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2021 April; 116 (4):723-732 10.14309/ajg.0000000000000994

Moctezuma-Velazquez C., Montano-Loza A.J., Meza-Junco J., Burak K., Ma M., Bain V.G., Kneteman N., Sarlieve P., Owen R.J.

Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 2021 March; 66 (3):899-911 10.1007/s10620-020-06245-y

Joshi S.S., Davis R.P., Ma M.M., Tam E., Cooper C.L., Ramji A., Kelly E.M., Jayakumar S., Swain M.G., Jenne C.N., Coffin C.S.

NPJ Vaccines. 2021 January; 6 (1):9 10.1038/s41541-020-00266-4

Canadian Liver Journal. 2020 December; 4 (1):38-50 10.3138/canlivj-2020-0017