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the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, we are dedicated to the design and
implementation of a comprehensive delivery system for the care of children and
adolescents with IBD that is effective, evidenced-based, efficient, family-centered
and safe in order to optimize clinical status and quality of life.
are focused on the discovery and integration of new knowledge into the clinical
care of children and adolescents with IBD.
a priority to support our adolescent and young adult patients with IBD in
developing self-management skills that will promote a seamless transition of
care into adulthood.
with patients and families is paramount in order to identify opportunities for
improvement of our processes, care standards and overall outcomes.
Our physicians are partnered with a Registered
Nurse who has vast experience in managing the care of children and adolescents
with inflammatory bowel disease. This unique relationship provides patients and
families with a primary nurse to assist in navigating the chronic illness
team includes a psychologist with expertise in chronic illness and the specific
stressors patients, parents and families may encounter. Meeting with the
psychologist during times of stress or transition improves coping skills and
increases quality of life.
Our Masters-prepared social worker provides patients and parents with support and
guidance in dealing with school and work issues as well as identifying
resources that are helpful in managing a chronic illness. Our social worker
works closely with our adolescents to develop skills necessary for successful
transition to adult care.
and nutrition can often be impacted by inflammatory bowel disease. Our team
consists of registered dieticians who understand how the disease effects
absorption of calories and nutrients and who work with patients individually to
meet the needs of growing children.
IBD Center has a staff of experienced research coordinators who work directly with
researchers, patients and families to identify research opportunities in which
patients may want to participate.
Our team is comprised of specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus, including surgeons and psychologists.
Your gift to the IBD Center will support the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. It will be processed in a completely secure environment.
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