Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Recognizes 16 Healthcare Providers with Uniting to Care & Cure Awards

NEW YORK, NY – The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation announced today that it is presenting its Uniting to Care & Cure Awards to 16 healthcare providers from across the country in recognition of their work to help find cures for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and improve the quality of life of adults and children affected by these diseases.

Uniting to Care & Cure Awards are presented to healthcare providers who show dedication to the IBD community of patients and caregivers and contribute to the Foundation’s research, education, support, and advocacy initiatives. 

“The Foundation is lucky to work with an incredible group of healthcare providers across the country who have a profound impact on the lives of countless IBD patients,” said Laura Wingate, Executive Vice President, Education, Support, & Advocacy for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. “We are pleased to recognize their contributions to advancing our mission and helping move us closer to our goal of a future free from Crohn’s and colitis.”

This year's Uniting to Care & Cure Award recipients are:


D. Brent Polk, MD, University of California San Diego


Larry Saripkin, MD, GI Care for Kids, LLC


Kara De Felice, MD, Louisiana State University


Raymond K. Cross, MD, MS, AGAF, FACG, University of Maryland School of Medicine


Steven N. Fine, MD, Tufts University School of Medicine

Curtis Huttenhower, PhD, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Ramnik Xavier, MD, Harvard Medical School 


Marla Dubinsky, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Michele Kissous-Hunt, PA-C, DFAAPA, Mount Sinai Medical Center 


Edward L. Barnes, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Michael D. Kappelman, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  


Richard H. Duerr, MD, University of Pittsburg and UPMC

James D. Lewis, MD, MSCE, University of Pennsylvania


Anish Patel, DO, FACG, Brooke Army Medical Center


Ann D. Flynn, MD, University of Utah Health

More information about the 2021 Uniting to Care & Cure Award recipients can be viewed on the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s website

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization focused on both research and patient support for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), with the mission of curing Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the quality of life for the millions of Americans living with IBD. The Foundation’s work is dramatically accelerating the research process, while also providing extensive educational and support resources for patients and their families, medical professionals, and the public.