Division of Gastroenterology

Frances Tse


Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine

MUMC Site Coordinator, GI Training Program

Endoscopy Training Coordinator, GI Training Program

Administrative Assistant: Shawna Penny
905.521.2100 X76733


Academic Biography

Dr. Frances Tse is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology at McMaster University. Dr. Tse grew up in Hong Kong, and came to Canada in 1990. She undertook her undergraduate studies in Biochemistry at the University of Calgary, Alberta. She received her medical degree (M.D.) from the University of Calgary in 1998, and trained in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at McMaster University. She then completed a two-year clinical and research fellowship in advanced therapeutic endoscopy including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endosocopic ultrasound (EUS) at McGill University under the mentorship of Dr. Alan Barkun, Dr. Josee Parent and Dr. Pascal Burtin. She joined the Division of Gastroenterology at McMaster University in 2005. She will complete her MSc degree in Clinical Epidemiology at McMaster University in 2009.

Dr. Tse’s clinical interests are EUS, ERCP, endoscopic mucosal resection, and therapeutic endoscopy. Her research interests are in endoscopy training and evaluation of endoscopic technologies.

Dr. Tse has received several honors / awards during her career including the Watson Buchanan Clinician Educator Award, teaching award for GI residents, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Research & Outcomes & Effectiveness Award, and the Canadian Association of Gastroenterolgy (CAG) Research Grant, first place poster award at the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine Conference, and distinguished poster award at the Digestive Disease Week Conference.

Selected Publications

  1. Tse F, Liu L, Barkun AN, Armstrong D, Moayyedi P. EUS: a meta-analysis of test performance in suspected choledocholithiasis. Gastrointest Endosc 2008 Feb;67(2):235-44.
  2. Tse F, Romagnuolo J, Friedman G, Bornstein JD, Barkun JS, Barkun AN.  Non-operative Imaging Techniques in Suspected Biliary Tract Obstruction. HBP 2006: 8 (6):409-425.
  3. Tse F, Barkun JS, Barkun AN. The elective evaluation of patients with suspected choledocholithiasis undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2004 Sep;60(3):437-48.
  4. Kumar P, Tse F. Assessing the Learning Curve for the Acquisition of Colonoscopy Skills on a Computer-based Endoscopy Simulator. Am J Gastroenterol 2008. (abstract)
  5. Fang Q, Kfouri M, Huang T, Tse F, Liu L, Deen M. Towards a Lab-in-a-Pill for Wireless GI Endoscopy. J Electrochem Soc 2008. (abstract)
  6. Eldesouki M, Deen M, Fang Q, Tse F, and Liu L. CMOS Camera-on-Chip Image Sensor for Biomedical Applications. J Electrochem Soc 2008. (abstract)
  7. Thabane M, Chauhan N, Chauhan U, Tse F, Dahab ST, Wolfe MA, Armstrong D. eparation Quality in Patients Undergoing Colonoscopy – a Preliminary Analysis. Gastroenterology 2008; 134(4), Suppl 1, A319. (abstract)
  8. Tse F, Moayyedi P, Armstrong D, Marshall JK, Goeree R. Cost effectiveness analysis of primary prophylaxis for variceal bleeding in patients with cirrhosis: a challenge to current guidelines. Can J Gastroenterol 2008 Feb;22 Suppl SA: 188 (abstract)
  9. Liu L, Kotachi D, Armstrong D, Marshall JK, Tse F. Endoscopy Training for GI Trainees: The Impact of a 2-Day Introductory Training Course on Cognitive Knowledge. GIE. 2007; 65(5): AB312 (abstract)
  10. Tse F, Liu L, Marshall JK, Armstrong D. GI Endoscopy Training: Validation of a Computer-Based Endoscopy Simulator. GIE. 2007;65(5): AB316 (abstract)