1st IBDHorizons Gulf Coast Symposium

IBDHorizons Presents its First Gulf Coast Symposium in New Orleans, LA! Free registration for Medical Providers. Earn accredited continuing education hours focused on IBD.

This event caters to an audience of gastroenterologists and advanced practice providers, including physician assistants, advanced registered nurse providers, registered nurses, pharmacists, registered dieticians, resident physicians, fellow physicians, and general/family medicine providers caring for patients with IBD.

The tentative location is the New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District Hotel.

We will have limited rooms available at a group rate for those guests that would like to stay at the venue.

The event is anticipated to be accredited for CE/CME/CPE.


Hourly Schedule

Morning Session

8:00 - 8:15
Welcome & Introduction
Speakers:
Anita Afzali
8:15 - 9:00
Women's Health in IBD and The Parenthood Project
9:00 - 9:45
Update on Positioning Therapies and Comparative Efficacy
Speakers:
Scott Lee
9:45 - 10:15
Break
10:15 - 11:00
Advances in J-Pouch Management
Speakers:
Feza Remzi
11:00 - 11:45
State of the Art in Disease and Therapeutic Monitoring
Speakers:
Anita Afzali
11:45 - 12:30
Lunch

Afternoon Session

12:30 - 1:00
Fibrostenotic Crohn's Disease: Present and Future
1:00 - 1:45
Postoperative Disease Management in IBD
1:45 - 2:30
Cancer Risk and Dysplasia Screening in IBD
Speakers:
Bincy Abraham
2:30 - 3:15
Novel Pathways and Upcoming New IBD Therapies
Speakers:
Brian Feagan
3:15 - 3:30
Closing
Anita Afzali
Anita Afzali
MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Gastroenterologist, Medical Director of OSU IBD Center, Director of Operations for the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Dr. Anita Afzali is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and a Gastroenterologist that specializes in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She is the Director of Operations for the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, as well as the Medical Director of the OSU Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center. She holds the Abercrombie & Fitch Endowed Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. She received her medical degree and then completed an Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. While in fellowship, Dr. Afzali worked in outcomes research and epidemiology, and also graduated with a Master’s in Public Health. Her sub-specialty training includes a one-year advanced IBD fellowship at the University of Washington, prior to becoming faculty. While practicing at the University of Washington – Harborview Medical Center, Dr. Afzali served as the Director of the IBD Program and Associate Medical Director of Gastroenterology Clinics. Her research interests include clinical outcomes and association of bowel and joint disease, the influence of the metabolic syndrome and impact of race/ethnicity in IBD, as well as pharmacoeconomics, pediatric-to-adult transition, and women of childbearing age with IBD. She is also extensively involved in IBD clinical trials for investigational therapies. She has extensive peer-reviewed publications, an invited lecturer on national and international programs, and serves on several international advisory boards and committees including Co-Chair of the Crohn’s & Colitis National Professional Education Committee and Member of the ACG Minority Affairs and Cultural Diversity Committee.
Scott Lee
Scott Lee
Associate Professor of Medicine
Dr. Lee is an associate professor of medicine with expertise in inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis). Dr. Lee earned his bachelor’s degree at Pomona College and his M.D. at Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver. After residency, Dr. Lee completed his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Washington. After completing his fellowship, he attended the University of Chicago and Cedar-Sinai in Los Angeles as a visiting physician to gain additional training in IBD. Since finishing his fellowship, he has been an attending gastroenterology physician at the University of Washington Medical Center. Currently his clinical practice is at the Digestive Disease Center at the University of Washington and is dedicated exclusively to providing care to patients with the diagnosis of IBD. His research is focused on inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) including – new therapies for IBD, improving outcomes in the treatment and long term management of IBD, evaluation of non-invasive biomarkers to assess disease activity in IBD patients and the effects of the microbiome on IBD. He has participated in more than 100 clinical trials in IBD and continues to have an active clinical research program. He is a member of the Crohn’s Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), American Gastroenterology Association, American College of Gastroenterology and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He is a past chair of Northwest CCFA Chapter Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) and continues as a current member of the CMAC.
Feza Remzi
Feza Remzi
MD, Colorectal Surgeon at NYU Langone, Director of IBD Center, Professor of Surgery and NYU School of Medicine
As a colorectal surgeon at NYU Langone, Dr. Remzi is a foremost expert in the surgical management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, also known as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Dr. Remzi performs pelvic pouch surgery and complex abdominopelvic re-operative surgery, as well as sphincter-saving surgery for rectal cancer, applying minimally invasive techniques to manage colorectal conditions. Dr. Remzi serves as the director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center and is one of the few colorectal surgeons in the world who is specialized in caring for people who are experiencing problems with a prior pelvic pouch, or J-pouch, procedures. He states "I have been humbled and privileged to be able to help my patients for more than 20 years. I treat my patients the way I would treat my own family. I take a team approach to care, so we bring together medical, surgical, and nursing professionals who devote 100 percent of their efforts to giving patients a better chance at life. Many of the people I treat are experiencing complex problems that impact not only their own quality of life but also that of their families. Therefore, I include patients’ family members as a part of the treatment team." As a national and international expert in colorectal surgery, Dr. Remzi has published many articles and book chapters on the surgical management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, ileal J-pouch surgery, and re-operative abdominopelvic surgery. He is an honored member of the American Surgical Association and is humbled to be one of only a handful of surgeons in the world who is a member of the International Organization For the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Bincy Abraham
Bincy Abraham
MD, MS, Director, Fondren IBD Program, Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders, Houston Methodist Hospital
Bincy P Abraham, MD, MS, AGAF, FACG is the Distinguished Professor and Director of the Fondren Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at the Underwood Digestive Diseases Center of Houston Methodist Hospital. She is also the Program Director for the Gastroenterology Fellowship at Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Abraham earned her undergraduate degree in bioengineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, and then received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston. She completed her internal medicine internship and residency, as well as a gastroenterology fellowship at UTMB, where she also earned a master’s in clinical investigation and received specialized training in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). During her training, she completed a National Visiting Fellow IBD Rotation Program through the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. After fellowship, she joined as faculty as assistant professor of medicine in the section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Baylor College of Medicine where she served as director of the Baylor Clinic Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center for over 5 years before her move to Houston Methodist Hospital. She is board-certified in Internal medicine and Gastroenterology. Her particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease 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 American College of Gastroenterology, and member of American Gastroenterology Association, and Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.
Brian Feagan
Brian Feagan
MD
Dr. Brian Feagan is a gastroenterologist, with training in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. His research focus is the design, conduct, and execution of large-scale randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), and over the past 30 years, has been Principal Investigator in over 140 multi-center RCTs. His research has been devoted to the development, validation, and optimization of outcome measures to assess the efficacy of novel therapeutics in CD and UC. Dr. Feagan is Professor of Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, a gastroenterologist at London Health Sciences Centre and Senior Scientific Director of Alimentiv Inc (formerly Robarts Clinical Trials Inc). Brian G. Feagan completed a medical degree at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. His postdoctoral training included a residency in the Department of Medicine and a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Western Ontario. A Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Dr. Feagan holds membership in the Canadian and American Association of Gastroenterology, the American College of Gastroenterology, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada (CCC), and the European Crohn’s & Colitis Organization (ECCO). He is the recipient of the 2013 Senior Achievement Award from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) and the Dean’s Award of Excellence in 2013 from the University of Western Ontario. He has authored over 200 articles, book chapters and has also given over 900 invited presentations, at national and international scientific meetings. In 1997, Dr. Feagan became Director of Robarts Clinical Trials (now Alimentiv, Inc.).

Date

Oct 15 2022

Time

8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location

TBD

Speakers

  • Anita Afzali
    Anita Afzali
    MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Gastroenterologist, Medical Director of OSU IBD Center, Director of Operations for the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

    Dr. Anita Afzali is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and a Gastroenterologist that specializes in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She is the Director of Operations for the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, as well as the Medical Director of the OSU Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center. She holds the Abercrombie & Fitch Endowed Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. She received her medical degree and then completed an Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. While in fellowship, Dr. Afzali worked in outcomes research and epidemiology, and also graduated with a Master’s in Public Health. Her sub-specialty training includes a one-year advanced IBD fellowship at the University of Washington, prior to becoming faculty. While practicing at the University of Washington – Harborview Medical Center, Dr. Afzali served as the Director of the IBD Program and Associate Medical Director of Gastroenterology Clinics. Her research interests include clinical outcomes and association of bowel and joint disease, the influence of the metabolic syndrome and impact of race/ethnicity in IBD, as well as pharmacoeconomics, pediatric-to-adult transition, and women of childbearing age with IBD. She is also extensively involved in IBD clinical trials for investigational therapies. She has extensive peer-reviewed publications, an invited lecturer on national and international programs, and serves on several international advisory boards and committees including Co-Chair of the Crohn’s & Colitis National Professional Education Committee and Member of the ACG Minority Affairs and Cultural Diversity Committee.

  • Bincy Abraham
    Bincy Abraham
    MD, MS, Director, Fondren IBD Program, Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders, Houston Methodist Hospital

    Bincy P Abraham, MD, MS, AGAF, FACG is the Distinguished Professor and Director of the Fondren Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at the Underwood Digestive Diseases Center of Houston Methodist Hospital. She is also the Program Director for the Gastroenterology Fellowship at Houston Methodist Hospital.

    Dr. Abraham earned her undergraduate degree in bioengineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, and then received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston. She completed her internal medicine internship and residency, as well as a gastroenterology fellowship at UTMB, where she also earned a master’s in clinical investigation and received specialized training in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). During her training, she completed a National Visiting Fellow IBD Rotation Program through the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. After fellowship, she joined as faculty as assistant professor of medicine in the section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Baylor College of Medicine where she served as director of the Baylor Clinic Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center for over 5 years before her move to Houston Methodist Hospital. She is board-certified in Internal medicine and Gastroenterology.

    Her particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease 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 American College of Gastroenterology, and member of American Gastroenterology Association, and Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

  • Brian Feagan
    Brian Feagan
    MD

    Dr. Brian Feagan is a gastroenterologist, with training in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. His research focus is the design, conduct, and execution of large-scale randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), and over the past 30 years, has been Principal Investigator in over 140 multi-center RCTs. His research has been devoted to the development, validation, and optimization of outcome measures to assess the efficacy of novel therapeutics in CD and UC. Dr. Feagan is Professor of Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, a gastroenterologist at London Health Sciences Centre and Senior Scientific Director of Alimentiv Inc (formerly Robarts Clinical Trials Inc).

    Brian G. Feagan completed a medical degree at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. His postdoctoral training included a residency in the Department of Medicine and a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Western Ontario. A Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Dr. Feagan holds membership in the Canadian and American Association of Gastroenterology, the American College of Gastroenterology, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada (CCC), and the European Crohn’s & Colitis Organization (ECCO). He is the recipient of the 2013 Senior Achievement Award from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) and the Dean’s Award of Excellence in 2013 from the University of Western Ontario. He has authored over 200 articles, book chapters and has also given over 900 invited presentations, at national and international scientific meetings. In 1997, Dr. Feagan became Director of Robarts Clinical Trials (now Alimentiv, Inc.).

  • Feza Remzi
    Feza Remzi
    MD, Colorectal Surgeon at NYU Langone, Director of IBD Center, Professor of Surgery and NYU School of Medicine

    As a colorectal surgeon at NYU Langone, Dr. Remzi is a foremost expert in the surgical management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, also known as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Dr. Remzi performs pelvic pouch surgery and complex abdominopelvic re-operative surgery, as well as sphincter-saving surgery for rectal cancer, applying minimally invasive techniques to manage colorectal conditions. Dr. Remzi serves as the director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center and is one of the few colorectal surgeons in the world who is specialized in caring for people who are experiencing problems with a prior pelvic pouch, or J-pouch, procedures. He states “I have been humbled and privileged to be able to help my patients for more than 20 years. I treat my patients the way I would treat my own family. I take a team approach to care, so we bring together medical, surgical, and nursing professionals who devote 100 percent of their efforts to giving patients a better chance at life. Many of the people I treat are experiencing complex problems that impact not only their own quality of life but also that of their families. Therefore, I include patients’ family members as a part of the treatment team.” As a national and international expert in colorectal surgery, Dr. Remzi has published many articles and book chapters on the surgical management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, ileal J-pouch surgery, and re-operative abdominopelvic surgery. He is an honored member of the American Surgical Association and is humbled to be one of only a handful of surgeons in the world who is a member of the International Organization For the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

  • Rajeev Jain
    Rajeev Jain
    Board Certified Gastroenterologist, Chief of Gastroenterology

    I choose to specialize in gastroenterology as this specialty blends the needs for diagnostic reasoning with procedural interventions across a broad variety of symptoms and disorders.

    I am interested in colon cancer screenings, heartburn, Barrett’s esophagus, and inflammatory bowel disease.

    Studied at:
    Undergrad: University of Texas at Austin,
    Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine,
    Residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Gastroenterology: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

    Certifications Held:
    Board Certified in Gastroenterology. I am a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American Gastroenterological Association, and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

    I have been named annually to D Magazine “Best Doctors” in Dallas since 2001. In 2002, I was appointed as Chief of Gastroenterology at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Since 2006, I have been annually named a Texas Monthly Super Doctor. I received the Presbyterian Hospital House Staff Annual Robert L. North, M.D. Teaching Award for 2002-2003. In December 2012, I was presented the Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Medicine award by the Greater Dallas Indo-American Chamber of Commerce. I served on the Texas Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy as a Councilor from 2013-2015. I serve on the Governing Board of the American Gastroenterological Association as Clinical Practice Councillor from 2015-2017, as well as on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Internal Medicine from 2016-2018.

  • Scott D. Lee
    Scott D. Lee
    MD, Associate Professor of Medicine

    Dr. Scott D. Lee is an associate professor of medicine with expertise in inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis). Dr. Lee earned his bachelor’s degree at Pomona College and his M.D. at Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver. After residency, Dr. Lee completed his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Washington. After completing his fellowship, he attended the University of Chicago and Cedar-Sinai in Los Angeles as a visiting physician to gain additional training in IBD. Since finishing his fellowship, he has been an attending gastroenterology physician at the University of Washington Medical Center. Currently, his clinical practice is at the Digestive Disease Center at the University of Washington and is dedicated exclusively to providing care to patients with the diagnosis of IBD. His research is focused on inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) including – new therapies for IBD, improving outcomes in the treatment and long-term management of IBD, evaluation of non-invasive biomarkers to assess disease activity in IBD patients, and the effects of the microbiome on IBD. He has participated in more than 100 clinical trials in IBD and continues to have an active clinical research program. He is a member of the Crohn’s Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), American Gastroenterology Association, American College of Gastroenterology, and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He is a past chair of Northwest CCFA Chapter Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) and continues as a current member of the CMAC.

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Hourly Schedule

Morning Session

8:00 - 8:15
Welcome & Introduction
Speakers:
Anita Afzali
8:15 - 9:00
Women's Health in IBD and The Parenthood Project
9:00 - 9:45
Update on Positioning Therapies and Comparative Efficacy
Speakers:
Scott Lee
9:45 - 10:15
Break
10:15 - 11:00
Advances in J-Pouch Management
Speakers:
Feza Remzi
11:00 - 11:45
State of the Art in Disease and Therapeutic Monitoring
Speakers:
Anita Afzali
11:45 - 12:30
Lunch

Afternoon Session

12:30 - 1:00
Fibrostenotic Crohn's Disease: Present and Future
1:00 - 1:45
Postoperative Disease Management in IBD
1:45 - 2:30
Cancer Risk and Dysplasia Screening in IBD
Speakers:
Bincy Abraham
2:30 - 3:15
Novel Pathways and Upcoming New IBD Therapies
Speakers:
Brian Feagan
3:15 - 3:30
Closing
Anita Afzali
Anita Afzali
MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Gastroenterologist, Medical Director of OSU IBD Center, Director of Operations for the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Dr. Anita Afzali is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and a Gastroenterologist that specializes in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She is the Director of Operations for the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, as well as the Medical Director of the OSU Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center. She holds the Abercrombie & Fitch Endowed Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. She received her medical degree and then completed an Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. While in fellowship, Dr. Afzali worked in outcomes research and epidemiology, and also graduated with a Master’s in Public Health. Her sub-specialty training includes a one-year advanced IBD fellowship at the University of Washington, prior to becoming faculty. While practicing at the University of Washington – Harborview Medical Center, Dr. Afzali served as the Director of the IBD Program and Associate Medical Director of Gastroenterology Clinics. Her research interests include clinical outcomes and association of bowel and joint disease, the influence of the metabolic syndrome and impact of race/ethnicity in IBD, as well as pharmacoeconomics, pediatric-to-adult transition, and women of childbearing age with IBD. She is also extensively involved in IBD clinical trials for investigational therapies. She has extensive peer-reviewed publications, an invited lecturer on national and international programs, and serves on several international advisory boards and committees including Co-Chair of the Crohn’s & Colitis National Professional Education Committee and Member of the ACG Minority Affairs and Cultural Diversity Committee.
Scott Lee
Scott Lee
Associate Professor of Medicine
Dr. Lee is an associate professor of medicine with expertise in inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis). Dr. Lee earned his bachelor’s degree at Pomona College and his M.D. at Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver. After residency, Dr. Lee completed his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Washington. After completing his fellowship, he attended the University of Chicago and Cedar-Sinai in Los Angeles as a visiting physician to gain additional training in IBD. Since finishing his fellowship, he has been an attending gastroenterology physician at the University of Washington Medical Center. Currently his clinical practice is at the Digestive Disease Center at the University of Washington and is dedicated exclusively to providing care to patients with the diagnosis of IBD. His research is focused on inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) including – new therapies for IBD, improving outcomes in the treatment and long term management of IBD, evaluation of non-invasive biomarkers to assess disease activity in IBD patients and the effects of the microbiome on IBD. He has participated in more than 100 clinical trials in IBD and continues to have an active clinical research program. He is a member of the Crohn’s Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), American Gastroenterology Association, American College of Gastroenterology and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He is a past chair of Northwest CCFA Chapter Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) and continues as a current member of the CMAC.
Feza Remzi
Feza Remzi
MD, Colorectal Surgeon at NYU Langone, Director of IBD Center, Professor of Surgery and NYU School of Medicine
As a colorectal surgeon at NYU Langone, Dr. Remzi is a foremost expert in the surgical management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, also known as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Dr. Remzi performs pelvic pouch surgery and complex abdominopelvic re-operative surgery, as well as sphincter-saving surgery for rectal cancer, applying minimally invasive techniques to manage colorectal conditions. Dr. Remzi serves as the director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center and is one of the few colorectal surgeons in the world who is specialized in caring for people who are experiencing problems with a prior pelvic pouch, or J-pouch, procedures. He states "I have been humbled and privileged to be able to help my patients for more than 20 years. I treat my patients the way I would treat my own family. I take a team approach to care, so we bring together medical, surgical, and nursing professionals who devote 100 percent of their efforts to giving patients a better chance at life. Many of the people I treat are experiencing complex problems that impact not only their own quality of life but also that of their families. Therefore, I include patients’ family members as a part of the treatment team." As a national and international expert in colorectal surgery, Dr. Remzi has published many articles and book chapters on the surgical management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, ileal J-pouch surgery, and re-operative abdominopelvic surgery. He is an honored member of the American Surgical Association and is humbled to be one of only a handful of surgeons in the world who is a member of the International Organization For the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Bincy Abraham
Bincy Abraham
MD, MS, Director, Fondren IBD Program, Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders, Houston Methodist Hospital
Bincy P Abraham, MD, MS, AGAF, FACG is the Distinguished Professor and Director of the Fondren Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at the Underwood Digestive Diseases Center of Houston Methodist Hospital. She is also the Program Director for the Gastroenterology Fellowship at Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Abraham earned her undergraduate degree in bioengineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, and then received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston. She completed her internal medicine internship and residency, as well as a gastroenterology fellowship at UTMB, where she also earned a master’s in clinical investigation and received specialized training in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). During her training, she completed a National Visiting Fellow IBD Rotation Program through the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. After fellowship, she joined as faculty as assistant professor of medicine in the section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Baylor College of Medicine where she served as director of the Baylor Clinic Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center for over 5 years before her move to Houston Methodist Hospital. She is board-certified in Internal medicine and Gastroenterology. Her particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease 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 American College of Gastroenterology, and member of American Gastroenterology Association, and Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.
Brian Feagan
Brian Feagan
MD
Dr. Brian Feagan is a gastroenterologist, with training in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. His research focus is the design, conduct, and execution of large-scale randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), and over the past 30 years, has been Principal Investigator in over 140 multi-center RCTs. His research has been devoted to the development, validation, and optimization of outcome measures to assess the efficacy of novel therapeutics in CD and UC. Dr. Feagan is Professor of Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, a gastroenterologist at London Health Sciences Centre and Senior Scientific Director of Alimentiv Inc (formerly Robarts Clinical Trials Inc). Brian G. Feagan completed a medical degree at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. His postdoctoral training included a residency in the Department of Medicine and a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Western Ontario. A Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Dr. Feagan holds membership in the Canadian and American Association of Gastroenterology, the American College of Gastroenterology, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada (CCC), and the European Crohn’s & Colitis Organization (ECCO). He is the recipient of the 2013 Senior Achievement Award from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) and the Dean’s Award of Excellence in 2013 from the University of Western Ontario. He has authored over 200 articles, book chapters and has also given over 900 invited presentations, at national and international scientific meetings. In 1997, Dr. Feagan became Director of Robarts Clinical Trials (now Alimentiv, Inc.).
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