Clinician Resources



Free resources to equip your practice and empower your patients

EMR Smartphrase

A tool that allows providers to quickly access and integrate IBD educational materials into individual EMR systems to provide patients with the latest information.

Foundation Journals - Inflammatory Bowel Diseases & Crohn’s & Colitis 360

These journals for the general public and health care professionals publish latest in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis information.

IBD Circle: Online Community for Providers

This online community is a trusted source for professional advice, collaboration, support, and vital practice resources to help you deliver quality patient care. It is offered to professional members of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG).

Nutrition Resources for Healthcare Providers

A collection of resources and educational materials for medical professionals on preventing malnutrition in IBD and supporting  the goals of nutrition therapy to maintain or restore nutritional balance, manage GI symptoms, and possibly reduce inflammation.

Health Maintenance Checklists

The Foundation's Professional Education Committee, a subcommittee of the National Scientific Advisory Committee, has produced evidence-based health maintenance checklists for adult and pediatric IBD patients. The resources are viewable electronically and can be printed for use in your practice.

GI Tract Guide

This interactive resource helps providers discuss anatomy with their patients and review where an individual’s disease may be active. The Guide is built to function on any internet-enabled device—smartphone, tablet, or computer—and is even disease-specific. It covers disease information in all areas of the body.

Payer Resources

In light of current trends toward stricter utilization management, increased member cost-share, and other initiatives that may create a barrier to patient access, managed care professionals and affiliated network providers require education on the economic burden and health care resource utilization of IBD. Furthermore, given increased focus on value-based benefit design, utilization management, and payer-led clinical interventions to address shortfalls in provider practice, payer stakeholders also require an influx of valuable information to effectively address the evolving paradigm of disease management. The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, in partnership with Impact Education, LLC® and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, offer a number of resources for those in the payer community including this primer, an Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Clinical Primer and Care Pathway Tool Kit, and our expert interview, Discussing IBD Collaborations for Improved Access to Quality Care.

Professional Conferences and Events

Educational seminars, conferences, meetings, and events throughout the country for health care professionals to expand their knowledge of IBD issues, network with other IBD leaders, and get inspired to improve patient care.

Visiting IBD Clinical Fellow Program

This highly competitive program accepts qualified gastroenterology second- and third-year fellows for a month-long observation at a leading IBD center, and offers exposure in treating and managing IBD patients.

Position Papers

Information and research on IBD treatment topics such as biosimilars and medical cannabis.

Patient Treatment Decision Aids

  • Shared Decision-Making - A suite of online tools from the Foundation designed to improve decision making and help create more meaningful conversations between you and your patient
  • IBD&me - Patients answer questions in the IBD&me Decision Tree to help them through the process of choosing the best biologic medicine for them

Advanced IBD Fellowship Curriculum

The American College of Gastroenterology and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation have established a task force to develop and appraise entrustable professional activities for advanced IBD fellows on what they should master during their fellowship year.


Advanced IBD Fellowship Programs


Institution Name

Program Information
Cleveland Clinic

Program Director:

Florian Rieder, MD, PhD

Contact Person: Cheryl Borowski
[email protected]

Program Website

University of California San Francisco

Program Director: Uma Mahadevan MD

Contact Person: Albina Gatts

[email protected]


Program Website

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Program Director: Stephen J. Bickston, MD, AGAF, FASGE, FACG.

Contact Person:

Ms. Cesley Watkins

[email protected]

(804) 628-4497

Program Website

The University of Chicago Medicine

Contact Person: Anna Gomberg

[email protected]


Program Website

University of Maryland Medical Center

Program Director: Seema Patil, MD

[email protected]


Program Website

University of North Carolina

Program Director: Animesh Jain, MD

[email protected]


Program Website

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Program Director: Phillip Minar, MD

Contact Person: Angela Vickers (Angie)
[email protected]


Program Website

University of California San Diego

Program Director: Dr. Siddharth Singh

Contact Person: Roslyn Lara

[email protected] 


Program Website

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Program Director: Adeet Chiplunker, MD

Contact Person: Casey Suich

[email protected] 


Program Website

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Program Director: Raina Shivashankar, MD

Contact Person: Leah Straub

[email protected]


Program Website

Jill Roberts Center for IBD - Weill Cornell Medicine

Program Director: Dr. Dana Lukin

[email protected]


Program Website

University of Colorado

Program Director: Mark Gerich, MD, MBA
Associate Program Director: Waseem Ahmed, MD

[email protected]


Program Website

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Contact Person: Lindsey Albenberg

[email protected]


Program Website

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Program Director: James Marion, MD

Contact Person: Nicolia Grierson

[email protected]


Program Website

Yale University

Program Director: Alexander Levy, MD 

[email protected] 

(203) 785-7012

Program Website

NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Contact Person: Danielle Seabron 

[email protected]


Program Website

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 

Program Director: Amir A. Ghaffari, MD, PhD

[email protected]

Fellowship Coordinator: Kim Luketic 

[email protected] 


Program Website

Mayo Clinic Florida

Program Director: Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc

[email protected]


Program Website

Washington University School of Medicine


Program Director: Matthew Ciorba, MD

Contact Person: Tiffany Huling 

[email protected]


Program Website

Stanford Medicine Children's Health/Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Program Director: Alka Goyal, MD

Contact Person: Megan Christofferson

[email protected]


Program Website


To add your institution to the Advanced IBD Fellowship Programs list or make corrections please click here.