Inflammatory Bowel Diseases—an official journal of Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation—announces new editorial leadership

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is pleased to announce the new editorial leadership of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.

After serving 4 years as co-Editor of the journal Fabio Cominelli, MD, PhD, has been named Editor-in-Chief and Sonia Friedman, MD, FACG, who is joining the editorial leadership, has been named Deputy Editor.

Dr. Cominelli is Division Chief, Gastroenterology, and Chief Scientific Officer, Digestive Health Institute at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Disease at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Cominelli is Center Director, Administrative Core Director, Mouse Models Core Director for the Cleveland Digestive Diseases Research Core Center, which he helped establish in 2016 with the mission to integrate, coordinate, and foster interdisciplinary research in digestive diseases.

Dr. Friedman, is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where she has a large IBD practice in the gastroenterology division and is Director of Women’s Health at the Center for Crohn’s and Colitis.

Of the appointments, Caren Heller, MD, MBA, Chief Scientific Officer of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, said “We are thrilled that Dr. Cominelli will continue with the journal in this expanded role, and are excited to welcome Dr. Friedman as Deputy Editor. Under their leadership we look forward to continuing to grow the strength of this journal with cutting-edge original basic science and clinical articles.”


About the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is the leading non-profit organization focused on both research and patient support for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The Foundation’s mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life for the millions of Americans living with IBD. For over 50 years, we have been inspiring and engaging patients and caregivers in the country’s largest IBD community and helping to dramatically accelerate the pace of research by breaking down traditional barriers to patients, data, funding, and collaborations. We also provide extensive educational resources for patients and their families, medical professionals, and the public. For more information, visit, call 888-694-8872, or email [email protected].

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-fueled organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. It was founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D.