3rd IBDHorizons Updates for Advanced Practice Providers (APP) Symposium

IBD Education Created by and for Advanced Practice Providers.

Course Information

Conference:

  • 1-Day conference with catered breakfast, lunch, and breaks
  • Format will include a series of IBD-focused presentations, panel discussions, and case studies with dynamic attendee participation using audience interactive technology
  • 6 CE for attendees

Intended Audience

This activity was developed for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, gastroenterology registered nurses, clinical nurse specialists, pharmacists, dietitians, and medical assistants involved in the care of patients with IBD.

Learning Objectives

After completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Review the stratification and prognostic tools to assess risk of complicated vs. mild IBD at diagnosis and the subsequent implications on treatment goals and strategies.
  2. Apply a patient-centric approach to prepare the IBD patient for receiving therapy with a focus on appropriate screening laboratory studies, imaging, and pre-therapy vaccinations.
  3. Appraise the standard of care for health maintenance for IBD patients while on therapy and apply in daily practice
  4. Review the current available IBD therapies and their comparative efficacy and the rationale for optimal positioning of these agents in IBD today.
  5. Assess the risk of cancer in IBD and apply the up-to-date practice in screening for, prevention, and management of malignancy.
  6. Recognize the needs of IBD patients in the pre- and post-operative settings and review the associated challenges and their optimal management.
  7. Review the role of diet in the pathophysiology of IBD and the current knowledge regarding diet manipulation in the management of IBD.
  8. Understand what questions arise when IBD patients seek a second opinion and appraise the approach to address the patient’s questions in a referral center setting.





Hourly Schedule

Morning Session

7:00 - 8:00
Breakfast
8:00 - 8:15
Welcome & Introduction
8:15 - 9:00
IBD Risk Stratification & Selecting the Ideal Initial Therapy
Speakers:
Kindra Clark-Snustad
9:00 - 9:45
After Diagnosis: Prepping IBD Patients for Therapy
Speakers:
Jason Harper
9:45 - 10:00
Break
10:00 - 10:45
Keeping Patients Well on Therapy: IBD Health Maintenance
Speakers:
Kendra Kamp
10:45 - 11:30
Overview of the Current IBD Therapies
Speakers:
Erica Heagy
11:30 - 12:15
Lunch

Afternoon Session

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Cancer Risk and Screening in IBD
Speakers:
Jeff Jacobs
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Prepping IBD Patients for Surgery
Speakers:
Mitra Barahimi
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Diet in IBD: What is New?
Speakers:
Dale Lee
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
The IBD Patient Seeking a Second Opinion
Speakers:
Ghassan Wahbeh
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Closing
Kindra Clark-Snustad
Kindra Clark-Snustad
Board Certified Nurse Practitioner
Kindra is a board-certified nurse practitioner with a clinical focus on Inflammatory Bowel Disease. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Willamette University and completed her bachelor’s in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Washington, School of Nursing. Kindra works as a Nurse Practitioner at the University of Washington, Digestive Health Center, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic, caring for patients with Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis. She also works as an investigator on the University of Washington, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Program, assisting with clinical trials and investigator initiated studies.
Jason Harper
Jason Harper
Director of the Harborview Medical Center Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Dr. Harper is the director of the Harborview Medical Center Inflammatory Bowel Disease program, and is a UW clinical assistant professor. He earned his M.D. from Columbia University, and did his internal medicine and gastroenterology training at the University of Washington. He is a member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, and is presently on the regional Medical Advisory Committee. Dr. Harper’s clinical interests include inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease) His research interests include clinical outcomes in IBD
Kendra Kamp
Kendra Kamp
PhD, MS, RN, Assistant Professor
I am a nurse scientist focused on improving the quality of life for patients with gastrointestinal symptoms. My vision is that all individuals can access effective interventions to manage their gastrointestinal symptoms ​Areas of interest: inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease), irritable bowel syndrome, the developmental stage of emerging adulthood, measurement, symptoms, self-management, interventions, biomarkers. Complete List of Published Work in PubMed: ​ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/kendra.kamp.1/bibliography/56497728/public/?sort=date&direction=descending
Erica Heagy
Erica Heagy
FNP-BC
As a Nurse Practitioner I strive to provide a comfortable environment for my patients by listening and building a strong provider-patient relationship. I am passionate about patient education and empowering them to take an active role in their overall health. As part of a team, I am committed to provide the highest quality medical care to treat and prevent digestive diseases. I view the provider-patient relationship as a partnership, and believe that each encounter with a patient is an opportunity to provide knowledge that will assist them in the medical decision making process.
Jeff Jacobs
Jeff Jacobs
MD, Gastroenterologist
Jeffrey Jacobs, MD, is a gastroenterologist and specializes in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Jacobs believes in a patient-centered and team based approach to medical care, while using the most up-to-date research to get the best outcome for his patients. He realizes that each patient is different, and a tailored approach is critical to the successful care of his patients. Dr. Jacobs' primary clinical interest is in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Personal Interests: Dr. Jacobs enjoys playing with his dog at the park, trying out new cooking and baking recipes with his wife, traveling, reading books about history, and watching football (Go Hawks!).
Mitra Barahimi
Mitra Barahimi
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dr. Barahimi is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Washington with expertise in inflammatory bowel disease. She earned her bachelor’s degree and MD at the University of Washington. She went on to complete her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Washington. In her clinical practice, she exclusively cares for patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. She is the principal investigator of IBD QORUS, a national quality improvement project that aims to improve the quality of care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease. She is also involved in clinical trials for new investigational therapies for inflammatory bowel disease. She 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.
Dale Lee
Dale Lee
Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Seattle Children’s Hospital at the University of Washington
Dr. Lee is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Seattle Children’s Hospital at the University of Washington. Dr. Lee earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Managerial Studies at Rice University in Houston, TX, then his MD at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, TX, and served as Chief Resident at this institution. Dr. Lee is dual fellowship trained in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania and obtained a master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology. During his time in Philadelphia, he was actively collaborating with the Food Science Department at Penn State University, examining unique opportunities to exam the role of diet in inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Lee presently serves as the Medical Director of Clinical Nutrition at Seattle Children’s Hospital and is also the Director of the Celiac Disease Program. His research focuses on the role of diet in inflammatory bowel disease pathogenesis and dietary intervention as therapy for active disease. Dr. Lee’s research has evaluated the role of enteral nutritional therapy and whole food exclusion diets on clinical outcomes and the intestinal microbiome in Crohn’s disease. Dr. Lee is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Dr. Lee is an organizer for a multidisciplinary symposium on a “Food Systems Approach to Guy Health” with the Department of Food Science at Penn State University. He is a current scholar in the Clinical Research Scholar’s Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital with interest in dietary therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and studies the role of dietary exposures in IBD pathogenesis. The research program that Dr. Lee is developing incorporates a multidisciplinary approach, including clinical gastroenterology, clinical nutrition, food science, plants science, and nutrition epidemiology.
Ghassan Wahbeh
Ghassan Wahbeh
MD, Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Seattle Children’s Hospital
Ghassan Wahbeh, MD, is the director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He is a Professor of Pediatrics and Gastroenterology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Wahbeh’s clinical focus is in advanced care for children, adolescents, and young adults with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, including advanced therapeutics and pre and post-surgery IBD management. Dr. Wahbeh’s research interests include advanced management of moderate and severe colitis in the outpatient and inpatient setting, managing complicated Crohn’s disease including fistulizing and stricturing phenotypes, mucosal healing in IBD, navigating surgical options in IBD and novel therapies.
 Dr. Wahbeh is actively involved as teaching faculty in medical student education, resident training, and fellow physician specialty training. He is the honored recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award, as well as the Family Choice Award, and the Northwest Crohns & Colitis Foundation service award. He continues to serve as a member of the National Professional Education Committee and the Northwest Medical Advisory Committee of the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America.

Date

Oct 29 2022

Time

8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location

King Street Ballroom
255 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104

Speakers

  • Dale Lee
    Dale Lee
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Seattle Children’s Hospital at the University of Washington

    Dr. Lee is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Seattle Children’s Hospital at the University of Washington. Dr. Lee earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Managerial Studies at Rice University in Houston, TX, then his MD at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, TX, and served as Chief Resident at this institution. Dr. Lee is dual fellowship trained in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania and obtained a master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology. During his time in Philadelphia, he was actively collaborating with the Food Science Department at Penn State University, examining unique opportunities to exam the role of diet in inflammatory bowel disease.

    Dr. Lee presently serves as the Medical Director of Clinical Nutrition at Seattle Children’s Hospital and is also the Director of the Celiac Disease Program. His research focuses on the role of diet in inflammatory bowel disease pathogenesis and dietary intervention as therapy for active disease. Dr. Lee’s research has evaluated the role of enteral nutritional therapy and whole food exclusion diets on clinical outcomes and the intestinal microbiome in Crohn’s disease. Dr. Lee is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

    Dr. Lee is an organizer for a multidisciplinary symposium on a “Food Systems Approach to Guy Health” with the Department of Food Science at Penn State University. He is a current scholar in the Clinical Research Scholar’s Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital with interest in dietary therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and studies the role of dietary exposures in IBD pathogenesis. The research program that Dr. Lee is developing incorporates a multidisciplinary approach, including clinical gastroenterology, clinical nutrition, food science, plants science, and nutrition epidemiology.

  • Erica Heagy
    Erica Heagy
    FNP-BC

    As a Nurse Practitioner I strive to provide a comfortable environment for my patients by listening and building a strong provider-patient relationship. I am passionate about patient education and empowering them to take an active role in their overall health. As part of a team, I am committed to provide the highest quality medical care to treat and prevent digestive diseases. I view the provider-patient relationship as a partnership, and believe that each encounter with a patient is an opportunity to provide knowledge that will assist them in the medical decision making process.

  • Ghassan Wahbeh
    Ghassan Wahbeh
    MD, Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Seattle Children’s Hospital

    Ghassan Wahbeh, MD, is the director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He is a Professor of Pediatrics and Gastroenterology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Wahbeh’s clinical focus is in advanced care for children, adolescents, and young adults with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, including advanced therapeutics and pre and post-surgery IBD management.

    Dr. Wahbeh’s research interests include advanced management of moderate and severe colitis in the outpatient and inpatient setting, managing complicated Crohn’s disease including fistulizing and stricturing phenotypes, mucosal healing in IBD, navigating surgical options in IBD and novel therapies.
 Dr. Wahbeh is actively involved as teaching faculty in medical student education, resident training, and fellow physician specialty training. He is the honored recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award, as well as the Family Choice Award, and the Northwest Crohns & Colitis Foundation service award. He continues to serve as a member of the National Professional Education Committee and the Northwest Medical Advisory Committee of the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America.

  • Jason Harper
    Jason Harper
    Director of the Harborview Medical Center Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Dr. Harper is the director of the Harborview Medical Center Inflammatory Bowel Disease program, and is a UW clinical assistant professor. He earned his M.D. from Columbia University, and did his internal medicine and gastroenterology training at the University of Washington. He is a member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, and is presently on the regional Medical Advisory Committee.

    Dr. Harper’s clinical interests include inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease) His research interests include clinical outcomes in IBD

  • Jeff Jacobs
    Jeff Jacobs
    MD, Gastroenterologist

    Jeffrey Jacobs, MD, is a gastroenterologist and specializes in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

    Dr. Jacobs believes in a patient-centered and team based approach to medical care, while using the most up-to-date research to get the best outcome for his patients. He realizes that each patient is different, and a tailored approach is critical to the successful care of his patients.

    Dr. Jacobs’ primary clinical interest is in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Personal Interests: Dr. Jacobs enjoys playing with his dog at the park, trying out new cooking and baking recipes with his wife, traveling, reading books about history, and watching football (Go Hawks!).

  • Kendra Kamp
    Kendra Kamp
    PhD, MS, RN, Assistant Professor

    I am a nurse scientist focused on improving the quality of life for patients with gastrointestinal symptoms.

    My vision is that all individuals can access effective interventions to manage their gastrointestinal symptoms

    ​Areas of interest: inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), irritable bowel syndrome, the developmental stage of emerging adulthood, measurement, symptoms, self-management, interventions, biomarkers.

    Complete List of Published Work in PubMed:
    ​ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/kendra.kamp.1/bibliography/56497728/public/?sort=date&direction=descending

  • Kindra Clark-Snustad
    Kindra Clark-Snustad
    Board Certified Nurse Practitioner

    Kindra is a board-certified nurse practitioner with a clinical focus on Inflammatory Bowel Disease. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Willamette University and completed her bachelor’s in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Washington, School of Nursing. Kindra works as a Nurse Practitioner at the University of Washington, Digestive Health Center, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic, caring for patients with Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis. She also works as an investigator on the University of Washington, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Program, assisting with clinical trials and investigator initiated studies.

  • Mitra Barahimi
    Mitra Barahimi
    Assistant Professor of Medicine

    Dr. Barahimi is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Washington with expertise in inflammatory bowel disease. She earned her bachelor’s degree and MD at the University of Washington. She went on to complete her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Washington. In her clinical practice, she exclusively cares for patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. She is the principal investigator of IBD QORUS, a national quality improvement project that aims to improve the quality of care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease. She is also involved in clinical trials for new investigational therapies for inflammatory bowel disease. She 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.

  • Scott D. Lee MD
    Scott D. Lee MD
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Clinical Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at University of Washington Medical Center

    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

7:00 - 8:00
Breakfast
8:00 - 8:15
Welcome & Introduction
8:15 - 9:00
IBD Risk Stratification & Selecting the Ideal Initial Therapy
Speakers:
Kindra Clark-Snustad
9:00 - 9:45
After Diagnosis: Prepping IBD Patients for Therapy
Speakers:
Jason Harper
9:45 - 10:00
Break
10:00 - 10:45
Keeping Patients Well on Therapy: IBD Health Maintenance
Speakers:
Kendra Kamp
10:45 - 11:30
Overview of the Current IBD Therapies
Speakers:
Erica Heagy
11:30 - 12:15
Lunch

Afternoon Session

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Cancer Risk and Screening in IBD
Speakers:
Jeff Jacobs
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Prepping IBD Patients for Surgery
Speakers:
Mitra Barahimi
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Diet in IBD: What is New?
Speakers:
Dale Lee
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
The IBD Patient Seeking a Second Opinion
Speakers:
Ghassan Wahbeh
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Closing
Kindra Clark-Snustad
Kindra Clark-Snustad
Board Certified Nurse Practitioner
Kindra is a board-certified nurse practitioner with a clinical focus on Inflammatory Bowel Disease. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Willamette University and completed her bachelor’s in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Washington, School of Nursing. Kindra works as a Nurse Practitioner at the University of Washington, Digestive Health Center, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic, caring for patients with Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis. She also works as an investigator on the University of Washington, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Program, assisting with clinical trials and investigator initiated studies.
Jason Harper
Jason Harper
Director of the Harborview Medical Center Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Dr. Harper is the director of the Harborview Medical Center Inflammatory Bowel Disease program, and is a UW clinical assistant professor. He earned his M.D. from Columbia University, and did his internal medicine and gastroenterology training at the University of Washington. He is a member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, and is presently on the regional Medical Advisory Committee. Dr. Harper’s clinical interests include inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease) His research interests include clinical outcomes in IBD
Kendra Kamp
Kendra Kamp
PhD, MS, RN, Assistant Professor
I am a nurse scientist focused on improving the quality of life for patients with gastrointestinal symptoms. My vision is that all individuals can access effective interventions to manage their gastrointestinal symptoms ​Areas of interest: inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease), irritable bowel syndrome, the developmental stage of emerging adulthood, measurement, symptoms, self-management, interventions, biomarkers. Complete List of Published Work in PubMed: ​ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/kendra.kamp.1/bibliography/56497728/public/?sort=date&direction=descending
Erica Heagy
Erica Heagy
FNP-BC
As a Nurse Practitioner I strive to provide a comfortable environment for my patients by listening and building a strong provider-patient relationship. I am passionate about patient education and empowering them to take an active role in their overall health. As part of a team, I am committed to provide the highest quality medical care to treat and prevent digestive diseases. I view the provider-patient relationship as a partnership, and believe that each encounter with a patient is an opportunity to provide knowledge that will assist them in the medical decision making process.
Jeff Jacobs
Jeff Jacobs
MD, Gastroenterologist
Jeffrey Jacobs, MD, is a gastroenterologist and specializes in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Jacobs believes in a patient-centered and team based approach to medical care, while using the most up-to-date research to get the best outcome for his patients. He realizes that each patient is different, and a tailored approach is critical to the successful care of his patients. Dr. Jacobs' primary clinical interest is in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Personal Interests: Dr. Jacobs enjoys playing with his dog at the park, trying out new cooking and baking recipes with his wife, traveling, reading books about history, and watching football (Go Hawks!).
Mitra Barahimi
Mitra Barahimi
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dr. Barahimi is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Washington with expertise in inflammatory bowel disease. She earned her bachelor’s degree and MD at the University of Washington. She went on to complete her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Washington. In her clinical practice, she exclusively cares for patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. She is the principal investigator of IBD QORUS, a national quality improvement project that aims to improve the quality of care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease. She is also involved in clinical trials for new investigational therapies for inflammatory bowel disease. She 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.
Dale Lee
Dale Lee
Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Seattle Children’s Hospital at the University of Washington
Dr. Lee is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Seattle Children’s Hospital at the University of Washington. Dr. Lee earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Managerial Studies at Rice University in Houston, TX, then his MD at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, TX, and served as Chief Resident at this institution. Dr. Lee is dual fellowship trained in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania and obtained a master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology. During his time in Philadelphia, he was actively collaborating with the Food Science Department at Penn State University, examining unique opportunities to exam the role of diet in inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Lee presently serves as the Medical Director of Clinical Nutrition at Seattle Children’s Hospital and is also the Director of the Celiac Disease Program. His research focuses on the role of diet in inflammatory bowel disease pathogenesis and dietary intervention as therapy for active disease. Dr. Lee’s research has evaluated the role of enteral nutritional therapy and whole food exclusion diets on clinical outcomes and the intestinal microbiome in Crohn’s disease. Dr. Lee is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Dr. Lee is an organizer for a multidisciplinary symposium on a “Food Systems Approach to Guy Health” with the Department of Food Science at Penn State University. He is a current scholar in the Clinical Research Scholar’s Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital with interest in dietary therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and studies the role of dietary exposures in IBD pathogenesis. The research program that Dr. Lee is developing incorporates a multidisciplinary approach, including clinical gastroenterology, clinical nutrition, food science, plants science, and nutrition epidemiology.
Ghassan Wahbeh
Ghassan Wahbeh
MD, Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Seattle Children’s Hospital
Ghassan Wahbeh, MD, is the director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He is a Professor of Pediatrics and Gastroenterology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Wahbeh’s clinical focus is in advanced care for children, adolescents, and young adults with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, including advanced therapeutics and pre and post-surgery IBD management. Dr. Wahbeh’s research interests include advanced management of moderate and severe colitis in the outpatient and inpatient setting, managing complicated Crohn’s disease including fistulizing and stricturing phenotypes, mucosal healing in IBD, navigating surgical options in IBD and novel therapies.
 Dr. Wahbeh is actively involved as teaching faculty in medical student education, resident training, and fellow physician specialty training. He is the honored recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award, as well as the Family Choice Award, and the Northwest Crohns & Colitis Foundation service award. He continues to serve as a member of the National Professional Education Committee and the Northwest Medical Advisory Committee of the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America.
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