Participating Centers & Benefits

IBD Qorus uses a prospective, patient-reported, common database to track outcomes and improvement. Over time, the aggregation of this data is used for benchmarking including comparative performance across participating care centers and the nationwide collaborative. The collective efforts will enable future quality improvement research, uncover best practices, and facilitate the rapid spread of new ideas. By taking part in this structured program, your site will derive the following benefits:

  • Connect with a nation-wide community of providers dedicated to improving IBD care
  • Gain access to sophisticated population health tools to track performance and outcomes
  • Learn from quality improvement (QI) experts and apply QI methodology to your practice
  • Generate cost saving reports and use clinically relevant tools to help your practice

In addition to the direct program benefits listed above, there are a few additional perks to participation in IBD Qorus. 

National recognition 

For more than 50 years, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation has supported and launched initiatives that improve patient lives, prevent disease complications, and reduce costs. IBD Qorus is one such initiative. As a member of IBD Qorus, you and your site will be recognized on the Foundation’s website as one that prioritizes quality improvement for patient care. 

Research collaboration and funding 

IBD Qorus provides the infrastructure for conducting health services and pragmatic clinical research. As a participating site, team members will have the opportunity to initiate and / or collaborate in health service research. One such example is the recently awarded PCORI $5 million dollar grant “Treat-to-Target of Endoscopic Remission in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Symptomatic Remission: A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial” being conducted with more than 15 Qorus centers.


In addition, participating healthcare providers are eligible to apply for Foundation issued health service research grant funding opportunities.

Maintenance of certification

IBD Qorus helps healthcare providers meet current credentialling requirements, such as Maintenance of Certification (MOC). In addition, select IBD Qorus participants have reported that participating in Qorus has successfully helped in local payer performance initiatives and reimbursement negotiations. 


Participating IBD Qorus Sites

Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates

  • Doug Wolf, MD

Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center

  • Jason Hou, MD

Brown Medicine

  • Sean Fine, MD
  • Abbas Rupawala, MD

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

  • Gil Melmed, MD

Connecticut GI

  • Jenna Koliani-Pace, MD

Corewell Health

  • Lia Kaufman, MD

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

  • Corey Siegel, MD

Digestive Care Center

  • Michael Rusche, MD

Digestive Health Clinic

  • Ashley Evans, MD

Gastroenterology Associates

  • Samir Shah, MD

Gastro Health

  • James Leavitt, MD

Gastro Health Ohio

  • Robert Isfort, MD

Gastro One

  • Ziad Younes, MD

Gastrointestinal Specialists-Shreveport

  • Humberto Aguilar, MD

Hoag Memorial Hospital

  • Caroline Hwang, MD

Henry Ford Hospital

  • Nirmal Kaur, MD

Indiana University

  • Sashi Sagi, MD

Mayo Clinic

  • Michael Picco, MD

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

  • Erin Foster, MD

Medstar Georgetown IBD Center

  • Mark Mattar, MD


  • David Hudesman, MD

NYU-Winthrop Gastroenterology

  • Bradley Morganstern, MD

Oregon Clinic - East

  • Donald Lum, MD

Oregon Clinic - South

  • Zibing Woodward, MD

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

  • Ryan McConnell, MD

Penn State

  • Emmanuelle Williams, MD

Regional GI

  • John Betteridge, MD

Saratoga-Schenectady Gastroenterology Associates

  • Arthur Ostrov, MD
  • Mark Metwally, MD

St. Anthony Hospital

  • Tauseef Ali, MD

University of California San Diego

  • Siddharth Singh, MD

University of Chicago

  • David Rubin, MD

University of Colorado Health

  • Mark Gerich, MD

University of Kansas

  • Saurabh Kapur, MD

​​​​​​University of Louisville

  • Gerald Dryden, MD
  • Brandon Wuerth, MD

University of New Mexico School of Medicine

  • Neal Rakov, MD

University of Pennsylvania

  • Chung Sang Tse, MD

University of Rochester

  • Brandon Sprung, MD

University of South Florida

  • Jennifer Seminerio, MD

University of Texas Southwestern Medicine

  • David Fudman, MD

University of Utah Health Care

  • Ann Flynn, MD

University of Virginia Health System

  • Anne Tuskey, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine

  • Dana Lukin, MD

​​​Yale Medicine

  • Jill Gaidos, MD


Get involved with us!

Patients: If your site is not already participating in IBD Qorus, speak to your doctor about joining.  

Providers: As a provider looking to join IBD Qorus, please contact us

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