4th Annual Midwest IBDHorizons Symposium

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IBDHorizons Goes Virtual

Presenting the 4th Annual Midwest IBDH CME-accredited Symposium, now from the comfort of your own home.

This is a one-day virtual event to provide Continued Medical Education credit in underserved areas of IBD expertise. Where providers gather to discuss best practices in IBD management with a series of focused presentations, panel discussions, and case studies with dynamic attendee participation.

This event is free for attendees and meals will be provided through local delivery services for Breakfast, Lunch, and snacks.

Provided jointly by IBDHorizons and the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower. This accredited education activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb, Janssen Biotech Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC, Pfizer, Inc., and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A, Inc.

Topics

Approach to Management of Strictures: Resection, Stricturoplasty, Endoscopic or Medical Therapy?

Interpreting Negative Results from IBD Trials: What do they really mean?

Combining Current Therapies for Refractory CD: Ready for prime time?

Non-Invasive Disease Markers: Utility and Interpretation

Managing IBD Through a Pandemic: What lessons we learned through COVID-19

Decoding Arthropathy in IBD

The Crossover Between IBD and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Telemedicine in IBD: Successes and Pitfalls

Target Audience

This activity was developed for providers caring for IBD patients including gastroenterologists, surgeons, gastroenterology nurses, advanced nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  1. Describe the clinical presentation of Crohn’s disease patients with strictures and discuss the best management for strictures including surgical intervention, endoscopic management, and medical treatments.
  2. Appraise and interpret the negative results of a clinical trial where the primary clinical trial endpoint was not met, therefore FDA approval was not granted, and describe the implication these results have on clinical practice.
  3. Recognize the limitations of the available therapies to secure remission for the majority of IBD patients and analyze the current knowledge on combining different biologic and small molecule therapies regarding efficacy and risks in those patients not in remission.
  4. Identify available non-invasive testing to evaluate for disease activity in IBD and interpret these studies relative to other objective markers of disease such as endoscopy.
  5. Assess our current knowledge regarding COVID-19 and its implications on managing IBD patients during the current pandemic, including risk stratification for severe disease, risk of continuing or stopping IBD medications, and upcoming practice guidelines.
  6. Identify arthropathies associated with IBD and discern the etiology of the arthropathy which may be due to IBD, current medication, or other causes.
  7. Recognize the overlap between IBD and IBS and learn to approach active symptoms in a patient with IBD to better differentiate IBD from IBS and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
  8. Appraise the available telemedicine models of health care delivery with their advantages and limitations and apply this knowledge to enhance IBD patient care access and outcomes.

Accreditation and Certification

Physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and IBDHorizons. The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

This activity is co-provided by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and the IBDHorizons.

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

A maximum of 6.0 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.

Pharmacists

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This activity has been assigned ACPE Universal Program # 0797-9999-21-018-L01-P. This activity is designated for up to 6.0 contact hours (0.6 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit. This is a knowledge-based activity.

Upon successfully completing the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 60 days.

 

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all programming. All faculty and planners participating in accredited educational activities are expected to identify and reference off-label product use and disclose any relationship with those supporting the activity or any others with products or services available within the scope of the topic being discussed in the educational presentation.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences assesses conflict of interest with its instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CE/CME activities. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by the Annenberg Center for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. The Annenberg Center is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CE/CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards, parallel documents from other accrediting bodies, and Annenberg Center for Health Sciences policy, disclosure information will be provided at the beginning of the activity.

Hourly Schedule

Morning Session: Afzali Moderating

8:00AM - 8:15AM
Welcome & Introduction
8:15AM - 9:00AM
Non-invasive Disease Markers: Utility and Interpretation
Speakers:
Ghassan Wahbeh
9:00AM - 9:45AM
Interpreting Negative Results from IBD Trials: What Do They Really Mean?
Speakers:
Brian Feagan
9:45AM - 10:15AM
Break
10:15AM - 11:00AM
Combining Current Therapies for Refractory CD: Ready for Prime Time?
Speakers:
Scott D. Lee
11:00AM - 11:45AM
Approach to Management of Strictures: Resection, Stricturoplasty, Endoscopic or Medical Therapy?
Speakers:
Feza Remzi
11:45AM - 12:30PM
Lunch

Afternoon Session: Afzali Moderating

12:30PM - 1:15PM
Managing IBD Through a Pandemic: What Lessons We Learned Through COVID-19
Speakers:
Stephen B. Hanauer
1:15PM - 2:00PM
Decoding Arthropathy in IBD
Speakers:
Anita Afzali
2:00PM - 2:45PM
The Crossover Between IBD & Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Panel Discussion
Speakers:
Aline Charabaty
2:45PM - 3:00PM
Telemedicine in IBD: Successes and Pitfalls
Speakers:
Alan Moss
3:00PM - 3:30PM
Take Home Message Review
Speakers:
Anita Afzali
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 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 adultswith 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.
Brian Feagan
Brian Feagan
MD
Brian G. Feagan completed a medical degree at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. His postdoctoral training included 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 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 at the Robarts Research Institute, University of Western Ontario. His research efforts focus on the design and implementation of randomized controlled trials of therapy for inflammatory bowel disease. He has been the principal investigator on numerous large-scale randomized clinical trials.
Scott D. Lee
Scott D. Lee
MD, 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
As a colorectal surgeon at NYU Langone, I am an expert in the surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease, also known as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. I perform pelvic pouch surgery and complex abdominopelvic reoperative surgery, as well as sphincter-saving surgery for rectal cancer, applying minimally invasive techniques to manage colorectal conditions. I serve as the director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center and am one of the few colorectal surgeons in the world who is specialized in caring for people who are experiencing problems with prior pelvic pouch, or J-pouch, procedures. I’ve 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, I have published many articles and book chapters on the surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease, ileal J-pouch surgery, and reoperative abdominopelvic surgery. I am honored to be a member of the American Surgical Association. I am also 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.
Stephen B. Hanauer
Stephen B. Hanauer
MD, Professor of Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, Chief of the Section of Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Stephen B. Hanauer received his bachelors degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and his medical degree, with honors, from the University of Illinois in Chicago, IL. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine, as well as his fellowship in gastroenterology, at the University of Chicago, where he is currently the Joseph B. Kirsner Professor of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology, and Chief of the Section of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at the University of Chicago. Is the author or co-author of hundreds of peer-reviewed journal articles, books and book chapters, abstracts, monographs, and editorials. He also designed and maintains a 6000-patient database for the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Registry. He is incoming IBD Section editor for Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and former Editor-in-Chief of Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and serves on the editorial boards of numerous other medical journals, including the American Journal of Gastroenterology, and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Is the past-chair of the Immunology, Microbiology and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Section of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). He is also a recipient of the AGA’s Fiterman Award for Clinical Research, and the AGA’s Janssen Award for Clinical Excellence. Additionally, he has been named one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Has previously served as a member and Chair of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee. He currently serves as Chair of the International Organization for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Secretary-Elect of the American College of Gastroenterology, and a member of the GI Specialty Board of Internal Medicine.
Anita Afzali
Anita Afzali
MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Gastroenterologist
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 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, 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.
Aline Charabaty
Aline Charabaty
MD, Clinical Director of Gastroenterology, Sibley Memorial Hospital and Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Aline Charabaty, M.D., is the director of the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital. She received her medical degree from Saint Joseph University School of Medicine, Beirut, and completed her internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Before joining Johns Hopkins Medicine, Dr. Charabaty was the director of the IBD Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital for more than 10 years. In addition to her expertise in IBD, Dr. Charabaty has a particular interest in women’s health, celiac disease, and cancer prevention. Dr. Charabaty has consulted for the FDA and she is the chair of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of the D.C. metropolitan area. She is a reviewer for peer-reviewed gastroenterology journals and section editor for Practical Reviews in Gastroenterology. Dr. Charabaty received the Gastroenterology Award in Excellence in Teaching Residents and Fellows from Georgetown University and has also been recognized as "Top Doctor" by her peers in Washingtonian Magazine and the Washington Consumers’ CheckBook.
Alan Moss
Alan Moss
MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology at Boston University School of Medicine
Alan Moss, MD, FACG, AGAF, FEBG, FRCPI is a clinician-scientist with an interest in Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis (Inflammatory Bowel Disease, IBD). His clinical expertise is in the management of IBD, and he is Director of the Crohn's & Colitis Program at Boston Medical Center. His research interests include microbial therapeutics, mucosal immunology, and clinical outcomes. He has held grant funding from NIDDK, AGA, Helmsley Charitable Trust, and the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. He has published over 120 research papers (h-index 28), including many cited in national and international practice guidelines. Dr. Moss has held positions as Deputy-Editor of Crohn's & Colitis 360, and as Associate Editor for Journal of Crohn’s & Colitis (ECCO), Frontline Gastroenterology (BMJ), and the World Journal of Gastroenterology. He has served on the Nominating Committee of the IBD section of AGA, and the Professional Education and National Scientific Advisory Committee for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. He is a reviewer for national and international research bodies, including the NIDDK and European Research Council. MBChB, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland PhD, University College Dublin

Date

Feb 20 2021
Expired!

Time

EST
8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Cost

Free

Speakers

  • Alan Moss
    Alan Moss
    MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology at Boston University School of Medicine

    Alan Moss, MD, FACG, AGAF, FEBG, FRCPI is a clinician-scientist with an interest in Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis (Inflammatory Bowel Disease, IBD). His clinical expertise is in the management of IBD, and he is Director of the Crohn’s & Colitis Program at Boston Medical Center. His research interests include microbial therapeutics, mucosal immunology, and clinical outcomes. He has held grant funding from NIDDK, AGA, Helmsley Charitable Trust, and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. He has published over 120 research papers (h-index 28), including many cited in national and international practice guidelines. Dr. Moss has held positions as Deputy-Editor of Crohn’s & Colitis 360, and as Associate Editor for Journal of Crohn’s & Colitis (ECCO), Frontline Gastroenterology (BMJ), and the World Journal of Gastroenterology. He has served on the Nominating Committee of the IBD section of AGA, and the Professional Education and National Scientific Advisory Committee for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. He is a reviewer for national and international research bodies, including the NIDDK and European Research Council.

    MBChB, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
    PhD, University College Dublin

  • Aline Charabaty
    Aline Charabaty
    MD, Clinical Director of Gastroenterology, Sibley Memorial Hospital and Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine

    Aline Charabaty, M.D., is the director of the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital.

    She received her medical degree from Saint Joseph University School of Medicine, Beirut, and completed her internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Before joining Johns Hopkins Medicine, Dr. Charabaty was the director of the IBD Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital for more than 10 years.

    In addition to her expertise in IBD, Dr. Charabaty has a particular interest in women’s health, celiac disease, and cancer prevention.

    Dr. Charabaty has consulted for the FDA and she is the chair of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of the D.C. metropolitan area. She is a reviewer for peer-reviewed gastroenterology journals and section editor for Practical Reviews in Gastroenterology.

    Dr. Charabaty received the Gastroenterology Award in Excellence in Teaching Residents and Fellows from Georgetown University and has also been recognized as “Top Doctor” by her peers in Washingtonian Magazine and the Washington Consumers’ CheckBook.

  • Anita Afzali
    Anita Afzali
    MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Gastroenterologist

    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 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, 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.

  • Brian Feagan
    Brian Feagan
    MD

    Brian G. Feagan completed a medical degree at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. His postdoctoral training included 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 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 at the Robarts Research Institute, University of Western Ontario. His research efforts focus on the design and implementation of randomized controlled trials of therapy for inflammatory bowel disease. He has been the principal investigator on numerous large-scale randomized clinical trials.

  • Feza Remzi
    Feza Remzi
    MD, Colorectal Surgeon at NYU Langone

    As a colorectal surgeon at NYU Langone, I am an expert in the surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease, also known as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. I perform pelvic pouch surgery and complex abdominopelvic reoperative surgery, as well as sphincter-saving surgery for rectal cancer, applying minimally invasive techniques to manage colorectal conditions. I serve as the director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center and am one of the few colorectal surgeons in the world who is specialized in caring for people who are experiencing problems with prior pelvic pouch, or J-pouch, procedures. I’ve 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, I have published many articles and book chapters on the surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease, ileal J-pouch surgery, and reoperative abdominopelvic surgery. I am honored to be a member of the American Surgical Association. I am also 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.

  • 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 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 adultswith 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.

  • Scott D. Lee
    Scott D. Lee
    MD, 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.

  • Stephen B. Hanauer
    Stephen B. Hanauer
    MD, Professor of Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, Chief of the Section of Gastroenterology and Nutrition

    Stephen B. Hanauer received his bachelors degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and his medical degree, with honors, from the University of Illinois in Chicago, IL. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine, as well as his fellowship in gastroenterology, at the University of Chicago, where he is currently the Joseph B. Kirsner Professor of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology, and Chief of the Section of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at the University of Chicago. Is the author or co-author of hundreds of peer-reviewed journal articles, books and book chapters, abstracts, monographs, and editorials. He also designed and maintains a 6000-patient database for the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Registry. He is incoming IBD Section editor for Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and former Editor-in-Chief of Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and serves on the editorial boards of numerous other medical journals, including the American Journal of Gastroenterology, and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Is the past-chair of the Immunology, Microbiology and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Section of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). He is also a recipient of the AGA’s Fiterman Award for Clinical Research, and the AGA’s Janssen Award for Clinical Excellence. Additionally, he has been named one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Has previously served as a member and Chair of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee. He currently serves as Chair of the International Organization for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Secretary-Elect of the American College of Gastroenterology, and a member of the GI Specialty Board of Internal Medicine.

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