Expert Team

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center's expert team of specialists is highly skilled in treating adult and pediatric patients with all forms of inflammatory bowel disease. Physicians at the IBD Center maximize expertise in research to deliver personalized care using the latest treatment options and procedures, including the latest antibody therapies (e.g., Remicade, Humira, and Abatacept).

Team Members

Stephan R. Targan, MD

Director Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Director F. Widjaja Foundation Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute

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Andrew F. Ippoliti, MD

Director of Administration and Clinical Affairs Division of Digestive Diseases

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Dermot McGovern, MD, PhD

Director Translational Medicine

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Gil Y. Melmed, MD

Director Clinical Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Director Advanced Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship Program

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David Quan Shih, MD, PhD

Assistant Director Basic Research

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Eric Vasiliauskas, MD

Associate Clinical Director Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

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Other Participating Team Members

  • Richard L. Deem, MS, Research
  • Linda Hwang, Translational Research Coordination
  • Loren C. Karp, MA, Research
  • Carol Landers, Research
  • Susie Lee, RN, MSN, NP-C


* Research Participant (indicates physicians who demonstrate significant interest in research and who typically do not see patients in a clinical setting.)

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