• Multidisciplinary Care and Surgical Expertise for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    The Schubert-Martin Inflammatory Bowel Disease / IBD Center at Cincinnati Children's provides a focused, team approach to comprehensive, individualized diagnosis and treatment for patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

    Our IBD experts use the latest diagnostic methods, research-based treatments and surgical approaches to develop effective, customized approaches for each patient -- where families and referring physicians are integral to the process. Our team takes a multidisciplinary approach that includes medical, surgical, behavioral medicine, nutrition, expert nursing care and, if needed, chronic pain management. Patients are seen by experts in a variety of disciplines during the same clinic to plan the most coordinated treatment approach as quickly as possible.

    We are dedicated to optimizing care for young children and teens who each day struggle with inflammatory bowel disease as they face unique challenges, such as growth, hormonal and bone health issues.

    Because of this, pediatric patients often need more aggressive treatments than adults. Thanks to our specialization in pediatric medicine, our team is the best resource to turn to when faced with these unique issues.

    Close interaction among center members – all based at the Cincinnati Children’s Burnet Campus – means better, faster treatment for patients and their families. Our interdisciplinary approach to inflammatory bowel disease means that we treat more than just the condition; we focus on all aspects of caring, including the overall quality-of-life issues facing our patients every day.

    To best manage your child’s care, please call 513-636-4415 or email ibd@cchmc.org to schedule an appointment with us ahead of time.

  • Education

    As part of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, we’re committed to providing our field with the next generation of industry-leading clinicians and researchers. Learn more about our training programs and fellowships.


    As part of our mission to improve the lives of children with inflammatory bowel disease, members of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition actively pursue research, including various aspects of IBD causes and treatment. Learn more about our current studies and projects.

  • Our gastroenterology program was rated No. 3 in the country in the 2014-15 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Second Opinion?

    In 2014, our growing second-opinion program served 71 patients from 18 states and two countries.

    Our team includes not only pediatric gastroenterologists, but also surgeons, gastroenterology nurses, behavioral medicine experts, social workers, dietitians and chronic pain management specialists -- all working together to meet the unique needs of each patient.

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