Ruben J. Colman, MD, FAAP, is a clinical fellow in the division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. As a fellow in pediatric gastroenterology, his clinical training focuses on the care of a wide variety of pediatric gastrointestinal and liver diseases. Dr. Colman’s medical and clinical training in the Netherlands, Chicago, New York City, and Cincinnati prepared him to care for patients from all backgrounds and with a range of complex gastrointestinal conditions. His primary clinical interests include complex conditions, particularly pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases, which require interdisciplinary, collaborative, and innovative care.
Dr. Colman’s research focuses on improving clinical care for pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). In an effort to implement personalized medicine in IBD care, he uses precision medicine to best predict optimal treatment pathways for pediatric IBD patients. This reflects a broader goal to prevent disease progression and complications, utilizing precision medicine approaches focusing on clinical pharmacology and gut microbiome interactions.
He will serve on the research committee of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN).
Pediatric gastroenterology; inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT)
Inflammatory bowel diseases; clinical pharmacology; microbiome; pharmacomicrobiomics; precision medicine