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California

Los Angeles

Christina Ha MD

Christina Ha, MD
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

200 Medical Plaza, Suite 365C
Los Angeles CA 90095

Email (appointments): domibdadmin@mednet.ucla.edu
Email (IBD Center): ibdcenter@mednet.ucla.edu

Associate Director Clinical Programs
UCLA Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Bio
Before coming to UCLA, Dr. Ha was Co-Associate Director of IBD clinical research at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as part of the Meyerhoff Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center. She also served as the Associate GI Fellowship Director.

Dr. Ha's areas of clinical interest are in the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Her research is also centered around Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, with a particular focus in the natural history and clinical outcomes of IBD in the elderly.

Dr. Ha serves on the Practice Parameters committee for the American College of Gastroenterology and the GTE subcommittee for the American Gastroenterological Association. She is also a member of the AGA Academy of Educators. She has published her IBD research in multiple peer-reviewed journals, including Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology and The American Journal of Gastroenterology. In addition, she is a reviewer for several of the major GI journals and is actively involved with the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America.

Education
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Residency: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Fellowships: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Caroline Hwang MD

Caroline Hwang, MD
USC/Keck Medical Center

1520 San Pablo Street, Suite 1000
Los Angeles CA 90033

Phone (clinical): 323-442-5100
Phone (academic): 323-442-6151
Fax: 323-442-5625
Email: caroline.hwang@usc.edu

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Bio
Dr. Hwang is a gastroenterologist with specialized training in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). She has extensive background in the multidisciplinary care of patients with complex, steroid-dependent, or steroid-refractory disease, as well as IBD patients with pregnancy and fertility concerns. In addition to upper endoscopy and colonoscopy, she is experienced in performing endoscopy in patients with ileoanal pouches as well as chromoendoscopy for colon cancer screening/resection of colitis-associated dysplasia.

Dr. Hwang's gastroenterology research interests include developing innovative nutritional interventions for the complications of IBD and identifying environmental triggers for this disease. She has received several awards and research grants from IBD and cancer prevention organizations (Inflammatory Bowel Disease Working Group, PanCAN).

She has also authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals about micronutrient deficiencies as well as pregnancy issues in IBD. She serves as a peer reviewer for the Inflammatory Bowel Disease journal, published by the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America.

Education
Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Residency: Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Fellowships: Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco

Uma Mahadevan MD

Uma Mahadevan, MD
UCSF Center for Colitis and Crohn's Disease

1701 Divisadero Street, #120
San Francisco CA 94115

Phone: 415-502-4444
Email: gi@ucsfmedctr.org

Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Co-Medical Director

Bio
Dr. Mahadevan specializes in the treatment of ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and pouchitis. She has a particular interest in pregnancy and fertility in IBD, as well as in clinical trials of experimental therapy for both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Her current projects include a national prospective registry of pregnancy outcomes and drug safety in women with IBD on immunosuppressive and biologic medications (PIANO), clinical trials in biologic therapy for IBD, and microbiome, environmental, and dietary changes among South Asians with IBD.

Dr. Mahadevan is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. She is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology (Educational Affairs Committee) and the American Gastroenterological Association, for which she is a Councilor for the Clinical Immunology, Microbiology and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IMIBD) Section.

Dr. Mahadevan has published original articles, abstracts, editorials, and invited reviews in such peer-reviewed journals as Gastroenterology, The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, and Gut, along with several book chapters. She is also an editorial board member and reviewer for several journals.

Education
Medical School: State University of New York, Brooklyn College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY
Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Fellowships: University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco CA; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, NY

Stanford

Shamita Shah MD

Shamita Shah, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine

300 Pasteur Drive Rm M211 MC 5187
Stanford CA 94305

Phone: 650-725-3370
Email: shamita@stanford.edu

Clinical Assistant Professor
Clinical Director Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

Bio
Dr. Shah joined Stanford in 2008 and has served as the Clinical Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program since then. Her clinical and research interests within inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) include the application of novel treatments within IBD, the study of IBD-associated conditions, and cancer evaluation and prevention.

Dr. Shah has authored a number of articles for Gastroenterology, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, and other peer-reviewed journals.

Education
Medical School: Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA
Residency: LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
Fellowships: Ochsner Foundation, New Orleans, LA; University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Florida

Miami

Maria T. Abreu MD

Maria T. Abreu, MD
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Division of Gastroenteroltogy

1011 NW 15th Street, Suite 511 (D-149)
Miami FL 33136

Email: madreu1@med.miami.edu

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
Martin Kalser Chair in Gastroenterology
Director, Crohn's & Colitis Center

Bio
Dr. Abreu is a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Internal Medicine, and the American Board of Gastroenterology, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. She is chair of the Immunology, Microbiology & Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IMIBD) Section of the AGA Institute Council.

Dr. Abreu has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, books, chapters, and reviews. She also serves as an editorial board member for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Gastroenterology & Hepatology News, editor for the Journal of Immunology, associate editor of Journal of Crohn's & Colitis, and reviewer for several journals.

She is a member of the CCFA Research Initiatives Committee. Her research interest includes host-bacterial interactions and the role of toll-like receptor signaling in intestinal inflammation and colon cancer. Her translational work has focused on genotype-phenotype relationships in inflammatory bowel disease and prediction of response to medical therapies. Dr. Abreu is also a frequent speaker at national and international symposia on basic science and clinical topics.

Education
Medical School: University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Gainesville

Sarah Glover DO

Sarah Glover DO
UF Health Medical Plaza

2000 SW Archer Road
Gainesville FL 32610

Phone: 352-273-9400
Email: sarah.glover@medicine.ufl.edu

Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Florida

Bio
Dr. Glover grew up in the Pacific Northwest. She completed a BA in chemistry at Seattle Pacific University. She attended medical school in Chicago at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency and GI fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She served as faculty at UIC from 2004 until late 2010. She has been at the University of Florida since January 2011 where she directs the IBD program. Her clinical practice is focused on Crohns, ulcerative colitis, and eosinophilic and mast cell disorders that impact the GI tract. Dr. Glover has had previous NIH RO1 funding and is very active in industry sponsored clinical trials. Her laboratory focuses on inmate immune mechanisms of gut inflammation.

Education
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, IL
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Indiana

Indianapolis

Monika Fischer MD, MSc

Monika Fischer, MD, MSc
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

550 North University Boulevard, Suite 1602
Indianapolis IN 46202

Phone: 317-948-6234
Fax: 317-944-0975
Email: mofische@iu.edu

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Bio
Dr. Fischer joined the faculty at Indiana University in Indianapolis in 2011. Board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, Dr. Fischer is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Indiana University Health. Her practice focuses exclusively on patients with IBD.

She is an active member of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's Clinical Research Alliance, with research interests that include alterations of gut microbiota in inflammatory bowel diseases and fecal microbiota transplantation in C. difficile infection.

Education
Medical School: Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
Residency: Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN
Fellowship: Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN

Louisiana

New Orleans

Kara De Felice, MD

Kara De Felice, MD
Louisiana State University

2000 Canal Street
New Orleans LA 70112

Phone: 504-810-2073
Fax: 504-702-5736
Email: kdefel@lsuhsc.edu

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Bio
Dr. De Felice is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, LA.

Board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. She is a member of several professional societies, including the American Gastroenterology Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the CCFA.

Her primary research focus is treatment outcomes in IBD, quality improvement in IBD care, and clinical trials.

Dr. De Felice is a local regional speaker in the South East with a focus on improving IBD care in the community.

Education
Medical School: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Residency: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Maryland

Baltimore

Leyla Ghazi MD

Leyla Ghazi, MD
Baltimore VA Medical Center

100 N Greene Street, Lower Level
Baltimore MD 21201

Phone: 410-706-3387
Fax: 410-706-4330
Email: lghazi@medicine.umaryland.edu

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship
Director of Endoscopic Training
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Bio
Dr. Ghazi's interest in the field of gastroenterology and IBD occurred simultaneously. As an Assistant Professor of Medicine and a clinician, her interest has focused on women's health issues in IBD, particularly sexual function, fertility, and pregnancy. Her Center closely collaborates with high risk pregnancy obstetrics and gynecology providers and colorectal surgical colleagues to ensure optimal pre-pregnancy and pregnancy care.

Dr. Ghazi is also interested in the utility of imaging and combination medical and surgical therapy to optimize healing of complex and often debilitating perianal diseases. Her research focus is geared towards answering questions regarding women's health in IBD and outcomes of fecal diversion for severe and refractory perianal Crohn's disease. She is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Education
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, MD

Massachusetts

Boston

Punyanganie De Silva MBBS, MRCP(UK)

Punyanganie De Silva MBBS, MRCP(UK)
Brigham and Women's Hospital

75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115

Phone: 617-732-6389
Email: pdesilva@partners.org

Associate Physician
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy

Bio
Dr. de Silva is a gastroenterologist specializing in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). In addition, she has a strong interest in the clinical care and study of pregnancy and women's health in IBD.

Her main research interests are investigating the role of the environment and diet in the natural history and treatment of IBD. Dr. de Silva's project investigating the role of dietary fatty acids and the aryl hydrocarbon receptor in IBD is funded by a career development award from the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America.

Education
Medical School: University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, MD

Chestnut Hill

Sonia Friedman MD, FACG

Sonia Friedman, MD, FACG
Center for Crohn's and Colitis

850 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill MA 02467

Phone: 617-732-6389
Email: sfriedman1@partners.org

Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Bio
Dr. Friedman is Director of Women's Health at the Brigham and Women's Center for Crohn's and Colitis. Her clinical interests include Crohn's disease, IBD, ulcerative colitis, women's GI health, and general gastroenterology.

Her research interests include sexual dysfunction, fertility, and pregnancy in IBD. She has authored articles for The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, and other peer-reviewed journals.

Education
Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Residency: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

Minnesota

Rochester

Sunanda Kane MD, MSPH, FACG, FACP, AGAF

Sunanda Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG, FACP, AGAF
Mayo Clinic Rochester

200 First Street SW
Rochester MN 55905

Phone: 507-284-0959
Email: Kane.Sunanda@mayo.edu

Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Bio
Dr. Kane began her interest in women's issues in IBD before medical school when she completed a master's degree thesis on the effect of oral contraceptives on the development of IBD. Her other areas of gastroenterology research have included the higher incidence of abnormal Pap smears in women with IBD, the effect of the menstrual cycle on IBD symptoms, and issues related to inflammatory bowel disease and pregnancy, including drug concentrations in breast milk and maternal-fetal outcomes.

Dr. Kane has a busy clinical practice that includes consultative visits, maintaining an established practice, inpatient care, and performing endoscopies. She has contributed to the medical literature in the form of original research, review articles, book chapters, and online videos and CME programs.

Education
Medical School: Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
Residency: Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Fellowship: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Missouri

St. Louis

Alexandra Gutierrez MD, MPH

Alexandra Gutierrez MD, MPH
Washington University School of Medicine

660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8124
St. Louis MO 63110

Phone: 314-454-8212
Email: agutierr@dom.wustl.edu

Associate Professor
Division of Gastroenterology
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship
Department of Internal Medicine

Bio
Dr. Gutierrez's areas of interest include post-operative complications in patients with IBD. She has evaluated the risk of requiring surgery after percutaneous drainage and recently submitted the article "Clinical and Genetic Risk Factors for the Development of Chronic Pouchitis" for publication. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and holds subspecialty certification in gastroenterology.

Dr. Gutierrez recently began enrolling patients in an investigator initiated study to evaluate the decreased risk of pouchitis after a total proctocolectomy in patients placed on daily oral yogurt postoperatively. She designed and was the recipient of an unrestricted educational grant to evaluate the closure of perianal fistulas through local injections of anti-TNF therapy. She has also received funding from the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation to evaluate the correlation of daily patient symptom reporting to the likelihood of having a disease flare.

In addition, she is active in many professional organizations, serving as chairperson of the American Gastroenterology Association CME committee and as a member of the Education and Training and the Underrepresented Minority committee.

Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Residency: Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

New York

New York

Lea Ann Chen MD

Lea Ann Chen, MD
Bellevue Hospital

462 First Avenue
New York NY 10016

Phone: 510-995-6944
Email: leaann.chen@nyumc.org

Attending Gastroenterologist
New York University Langone Medical Center

Bio
Dr. Chen's clinical practice is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of IBD, including the management of women's health in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Dr. Chen's research interests include the study of the gut microbiome — the microbial community present in the gastrointestinal system — and its relationship to the potential development or treatment of IBD. She is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Gastroenterological Association, and has published papers and a book chapter on topics such as inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer screening, and gastrointestinal bacteria.

Education
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Residency: Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Lea Ann Chen MD

Marla Dubinsky, MD
Mount Sinai Hospital

One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1134
New York NY 10029

Phone: 212-241-5415
Fax: 646-537-8924
Email: marla.dubinsky@mssm.edu

Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Co-Director of the Susan and Leonard Feinstein Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Center
Icahn School of Medicine
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Pre-Conception and Pregnancy Planning Clinic

Bio
Dr. Dubinsky is Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Co-Director of the Susan and Leonard Feinstein Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Center and Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center in New York.

Board certified in pediatric gastroenterology, Dr. Dubinsky holds positions of prominence with several advisory bodies, including President of We Care in IBD. She is a member of several professional societies, including the American Gastroenterology Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

Her primary research focuses on the influence of genetics and immune responses on the variability in clinical presentations, treatment responses and prognosis of early-onset IBD. Her other interests include the impact of IBD on fertility and pregnancy and pre-conception care.

Dr. Dubinsky has lectured widely both nationally and internationally and has published in over 100 peer-reviewed journals including Gastroenterology, The Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, and The American Journal of Gastroenterology. She currently sits on the editorial boards of several leading journals.

Education
Medical School: Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
Residency: Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, Canada
Fellowships: Sainte-Justine Hospital at the University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles CA

Lisa Malter, MD

Lisa Malter, MD
Bellevue Hospital

462 1st Avenue
New York NY 10016

Email: Lisa.Malter@nyumc.org

Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
Bellevue Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
NYU School of Medicine

Bio
Dr. Lisa Malter is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine, and Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic at the Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City.

Board certified in Gastroenterology, Dr. Malter's patient practice is focused primarily on inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and she has pioneered access to care for the underserved patient population at Bellevue. Dr. Malter's research interests include the study of inflammatory bowel disease, patient safety, and fellowship education.

Dr. Malter teaches at the NYU School of Medicine, and has published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and American Journal of Gastroenterology. She is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association and the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. She serves as a member of the Chapter Medical Affairs Committee for the Greater New York Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America and as a faculty advisor for its Fellows' Education Committee.

Dr. Malter received her medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University/Chicago Medical School. Dr. Malter completed her internal medicine internship and residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and went on to complete a Gastroenterology fellowship at NYU Langone Medical Center.

North Carolina

Chapel Hill

Kim Isaacs MD, PhD

Kim Isaacs, MD, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

CB # 7032, Room 7200 MBRB
Chapel Hill NC 27599-7032

Email: klisaacs@med.unc.edu

Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Bio
Dr. Chen's clinical practice is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of IBD, including the management of women's health in Crohn's disease and ulcerative Dr. Isaacs is an IBD clinician and clinical investigator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has an interest in the clinical management of pregnant patients with IBD.

Dr. Isaacs is co-editor of the handbook Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease During Pregnancy with Dr. Millie Long. The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has an active clinical trials group and is involved in the PIANO registry of pregnant women with IBD and their offspring to determine if IBD medications affect pregnancy and the health of the baby.

Education
Medical School: SUNY Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook, NY
Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
Fellowship: University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

Millie D. Long MD, MPH

Millie D. Long, MD, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Campus Box 7080
Chapel Hill NC 27599-7080

Phone (scheduling): 919-966-6000
Phone (office): 919-843-5795
Email: millie_long@med.unc.edu

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine

Bio
Dr. Long is board certified in internal medicine, preventive medicine, and gastroenterology. Her interests include research on prevention of complications of IBD, women's health, and clinical epidemiology.

She has contributed numerous peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and review articles to the medical literature. She is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, where she serves on the Research Committee. Dr. Long currently serves as an invited reviewer for journals such as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Gastroenterology, The American Journal of Gastroenterology, and Digestive Diseases and Sciences.

She is also a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, where she serves on the Professional Education Committee.

Education
Medical School: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Residency: University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Fellowship: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Oregon

Portland

Judy Collins MD

Judy Collins
Oregon Health & Science University

3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, L 461
Portland OR 97329

Phone: 503-494-8311/503-494-7353
Email: collinsj@ohsu.edu

Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Codirector, IBD Clinic, OHSU

Bio
Dr. Collins serves as the Medical Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic at Oregon Health & Science University. She was Section Chief of Gastroenterology at the Portland VA Medical Center from 2000-2014. She is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Dr. Collins's interests related to IBD include dysplasia detection and risks, genetic markers, C. difficile, pregnancy, and quality of life.

Education
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Fellowships: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR; University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Pennsylvania

Hershey

Emmanuelle D. Williams MD

Emmanuelle D. Williams, MD
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

P.O. Box 850
500 University Drive
Hershey PA 17033‐0850

Phone: 717-531‐3694 x3998 (IBD Nurse Navigator)
x5727 (IBD Care Nurse)
x1488 (IBD Medical Assistant)
Fax: 717-531‐6770 Email: ewilliams3@hmc.psu.edu

Medical Co-Director
Penn State Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Assistant Professor
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Bio
Dr. Williams's practice is dedicated solely to the care of patients with IBD, including children. She runs combined colorectal surgery-gastroenterology IBD clinics as well as combined pediatric IBD-adult IBD transition clinics at Penn State Hershey.

Her research interests include pouchitis and transition of care of IBD patients. Dr. Williams has authored a number of articles for the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, and other peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Williams is a member of the IBD Live Interinstitutional and Interdisciplinary Videoconference Education (LIVE) series. She is also the recipient of the CCFA Preceptorship in IBD at Mount Sinai, and the American Gastroenterological Association Bridges to Excellence (BTE) IBD Care Recognition Award.

Education
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Fellowship: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Pureto Rico

San Juan

Esther A. Torres MD, MACP, MACG, AGAF, FAASLD

Esther A. Torres, MD, MACP, MACG, AGAF, FAASLD
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

UPR Medical Sciences Campus
San Juan PR 00935

Phone: 787-754-0101 ext 2418, 2419
Email: estheratorresmd@gmail.com

Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Director, UPR Center for IBD

Bio
At the UPR Center for IBD, Dr. Torres leads the development of a multidisciplinary service that offers medical care, education, and research for patients with IBD from all over Puerto Rico. A team of specialists with experience in treating patients with IBD participates in the clinics and inpatient care. In addition to adult and pediatric gastroenterologists, a dedicated surgeon, psychologists, and nutritionists are involved in patients' daily care.

The management of IBD and pregnancy in collaboration with experienced obstetricians, and the combined evaluation and management of gynecologic issues in patients are a focus of the Center. Research in this area has recently started.

Dr. Torres also directs a non-profit foundation, Fundación Esther A Torres pro Enfermedades Inflamatorias del Intestino, which has the mission of raising awareness and educating patients and the public about IBD.

Education
Medical School: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, PR
Residency: San Juan Veteran's Administration Medical Center, San Juan, PR
Fellowship: University of Puerto Rico and affiliated hospitals, San Juan, PR

Tennessee

Nashville

Dawn B. Beaulieu MD

Dawn B. Beaulieu, MD
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

1121 21st Avenue South Medical Arts Building, Suite 220
Nashville TN 37232

Phone: 615-343-4758

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Bio
Dr. Beaulieu is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. She is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and hepatology.

Her professional focus is IBD, with special interests in IBD and pregnancy, transition of IBD care from pediatric to adult, and integrative medicine.

Education
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Sara Horst MD, MPH

Sara Horst, MD, MPH
Bowel Disease Clinic

1121 21st Avenue South Medical Arts Building, Suite 220
Nashville TN 37212

Phone: 615-322-0128
Email: sara.n.horst@vanderbilt.edu

Assistant Professor
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Inflammatory

Bio
Dr. Horst is a faculty member at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic. She cares for patients with IBD, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Horst is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

She is active in clinical research in issues related to IBD and women and has a particular interest in how depression can influence and be associated with outcomes in IBD. Dr. Horst is interested in how medications used for treatment of IBD can affect psychological symptoms, including depression. She also has an interest in vitamin deficiencies and how they affect disease in patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Education
Medical School: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Residency: Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Texas

Houston

Bincy P. Abraham MD, MS, FACG

Bincy P. Abraham, MD, MS, FACG
Houston Methodist Hospital

Academic Gastroenterology Office
6550 Fannin Street, Smith 1001
Houston TX 77030

Phone: 713-441-0006
Fax: 713-797-0622

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine-Weill Cornell
Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program
Director, Underwood Center-Fondren Inflammatory
Bowel Disease Program

Bio
Dr. Abraham served as Director of the Baylor Clinic Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center and was an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Baylor College for 5 years before her move to Houston Methodist Hospital. Her particular interest in IBD includes the transition of adolescent IBD patients from pediatric to adult care as well as women's issues and pregnancy in IBD.

She chairs the Southern Regional chapter of the CCFA Medical Advisory Committee, has served as President of the Texas Gulf Coast Gastroenterology Society, co-directed the Texas Society of Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Annual meeting, is involved in national committees for the American College of Gastroenterology, and is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association and Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. Dr. Abraham is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Education
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Fellowships: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Manreet Kaur MD

Manreet Kaur M.D
Baylor College of Medicine

7200 Cambridge Street
Suite 10.C
Houston TX 77025

Phone: 713-798-0950
Fax: 713-798-0951
Email: manreet.kaur@bcm.edu

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Section

Bio
Dr. Kaur is the Medical Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Baylor College of Medicine Prior to coming to Baylor, she served as the Associate Director of Translational Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center. Dr. Kaur is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Her clinical and research interests include a focus on reproductive health in patients with IBD and using serum immune and genetic markers to define specific disease subgroups within IBD in order to facilitate personalized care.

Dr. Kaur is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the American College of Gastroenterology, and serves on the medical education committee of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America

Education
Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Mysore State, India
Residency: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Fellowships: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Dallas

Tasneem Ahmed DO

Tasneem Ahmed, DO
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

1801 Inwood Road
6th Floor, Suite 102
Dallas TX 75390-9083

Email: Tasneem.Ahmed@utsouthwestern.edu

Assistant Professor
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

Bio
Dr. Ahmed is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Digestive and Liver Disease at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center She is an IBD specialist focusing on the care of female patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Her specific interests within this area include management of IBD in young adult/adolescent women, management of IBD and pregnancy, study of IBD in different ethnicities, and quality improvement in the healthcare of IBD patients.

Education
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
Residency: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Washington

Seattle

Anita Afzali MD, MPH

Anita Afzali, MD, MPH
UW Medicine-Harborview Medical Center

325 Ninth Avenue, Box 359773
Seattle WA 98104

Phone: 206-744-1293
Fax: 206-744-8698
Website: http://www.uwgi.org/ibd

Acting Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Program

Bio
Dr. Afzali is a gastroenterologist who specializes in IBD. She strives to provide good clinical care to all of her patients and to equip them with up-to-date information related to the treatment and management of their IBD. Dr. Afzali provides her patients and their families with the knowledge and resources to navigate their illness and treatment course. She also helps her patients develop an individualized treatment plan based on their disease and particular needs and circumstances.

Her gastroenterology research interests include clinical outcomes and risks of IBD therapy, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, biomarkers, and clinical trials in IBD, as well as women and pregnancy and IBD. In collaboration with Seattle Children's Hospital, she has developed the first Pediatric to Adult IBD Transition Clinic in the Northwest.

Education
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
Residency: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Fellowship: University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Wisconsin

Grafton

Lilani Perera MD

Lilani Perera, MD
Aurora Advanced Healthcare

975 Port Washington Road, Suite 320
Grafton WI 53024

Phone: 262-329‐8100
Fax: 262-329-8101
Email: Lilani.Perera@aurora.org

Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

Bio
Dr. Perera's practice is part of an effort to establish an Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Aurora, which will provide multidisciplinary care for patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, including care for inflammatory bowel disease and pregnancy and transitional care for pediatric patients. She also provides chromoendoscopy for cancer surveillance and fecal microbiota transplant for patients with recurrent C. difficile infection.

Prior to joining Aurora, Dr. Perera was the Medical Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Perera is actively involved in the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, and serves as the medical advisory board chair of the Wisconsin chapter. She is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Education
Medical School: University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Residency: St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ
Fellowships: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

Madison

Sumona Saha MD, MS

Sumona Saha, MD, MS
UW Medicine-Harborview Medical Center

750 University Row
Madison WI 53705

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Bio
Dr. Saha has been a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health since 2008. She directs a Gastrointestinal Disorders in Pregnancy clinic and is Co-Director of the Multidisciplinary IBD Clinic at UW Health. Her clinical interests are gastrointestinal disorders and inflammatory bowel disease and pregnancy. She is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Dr. Saha was the first physician in the country to complete a training program in gastroenterology with a specific focus on women's health. She is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America.

Dr. Saha was a K-12 scholar in the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers with Women's Health (BIRCWH), conducting research on women's health issues in IBD. She has published work on body image and menstrual function in women with IBD. She also works on novel methods to improve physician training in women's gastrointestinal health issues and has published in this area.

Education
Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Fellowship: Rhode Island Hospital and Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI