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Phillip Minar, MD, MS

  • Medical Director, Shubert-Martin Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
  • Program Director, Advanced Pediatric IBD Fellowship Training
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


BA: Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

MS: Clinical and Translational Research, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

MD: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.

Residency: Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.

Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Certification: General Pediatrics; Pediatric Gastroenterology.


Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease; evidence-based care for children and young adults with IBD; sustained, prednisone-free clinical remission

Services and Specialties

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease IBD, Gastroenterology


Application of personalized medicine in the care of children and young adults with IBD through the discovery of surrogate biomarkers of intestinal inflammation; sensitive and specific pharmacodynamic biomarker, neutrophil CD64; innovative pharmacokinetic dosing platform, RoadMAB; personalized dosing of biologic therapies for patients with IBD; novel method to dose infliximab (guided by RoadMAB) from the start of treatment and throughout the maintenance phase to assess both the effectiveness and safety of model-informed precision dosing.

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Precision Dosing of Anti-TNF Therapy in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Samuels, A; Whaley, KG; Minar, P. Current Gastroenterology Reports. 2023; 25:323-332.

Acute pancreatitis is associated with gut dysbiosis in children. Dike, C; Ollberding, N; Thompson, T; Kotha, N; Minar, P; Vitale, D; Lin, T; Nasr, A; Denson, L; Haslam, D; et al. Pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et al.]. 2023; 23:e3-e4.

The Role of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in Children. Nasr, A; Minar, P. Gastroenterology Clinics of North America. 2023; 52:549-563.

Racial Disparities in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Care: Differences in Outcomes and Health Service Utilization Between Black and White Children. Smith, J; Liu, C; Beck, A; Fei, L; Brokamp, C; Meryum, S; Whaley, KG; Minar, P; Hellmann, J; Denson, LA; et al. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2023; 260:113522.

Model-informed Precision Dosing for Biologics Is Now Available at the Bedside for Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Colman, RJ; Samuels, A; Mizuno, T; Punt, N; Vinks, AA; Minar, P. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 2023; 29:1342-1346.

Comparative Effectiveness of Anti-TNF in Combination With Low-Dose Methotrexate vs Anti-TNF Monotherapy in Pediatric Crohn's Disease: A Pragmatic Randomized Trial. Kappelman, MD; Wohl, DA; Herfarth, HH; Firestine, AM; Adler, J; Ammoury, RF; Aronow, JE; Bass, DM; Bass, JA; Benkov, K; et al. Gastroenterology. 2023; 165:149-161.e7.

Transcriptome analysis in acute gastrointestinal graft-versus host disease reveals a unique signature in children and shared biology with pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. Khandelwal, P; Lounder, DT; Bartlett, A; Haberman, Y; Jegga, AG; Ghandikota, S; Koo, J; Luebbering, N; Leino, D; Abdullah, S; et al. Haematologica: the hematology journal. 2023; 108:1803-1816.

Su1884 ACUTE PANCREATITIS IS ASSOCIATED WITH GUT DYSBIOSIS IN CHILDREN. Dike, C; Ollberding, N; Thompson, T; Kotha, N; Minar, PP; Vitale, DS; Lin, TK; Nasr, A; Denson, LA; Haslam, D; et al. Gastroenterology. 2023; 164:s-703.

Su1013 EVALUATION OF INSURANCE TYPE ON PRIOR AUTHORIZATION (PA) DELAYS IN PEDIATRIC INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE (IBD) PATIENTS PRESCRIBED BIOLOGIC THERAPIES. Smith, J; Howard, CA; Etter, R; Hellmann, J; Whaley, KG; Minar, PP; Denson, LA; Margolis, P; Dhaliwal, J. Gastroenterology. 2023; 164:s-504-s-505.

860 ANTIBIOTIC USE AMONG PEDIATRIC PATIENTS WITH PERIANAL COMPLICATIONS OF CROHN'S DISEASE IN A MULTICENTER COHORT: THE CASE FOR ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP. Adler, J; Tribble, AC; Boyle, BM; Chavannes, M; Egberg, MD; Frischer, JS; Gayer, C; Kandavel, P; Kim, SC; McMahon, L; et al. Gastroenterology. 2023; 164:s-188.

From the Blog

Perspective on Alternative IBD Diets
Blog Rare and Complex Conditions

Perspective on Alternative IBD Diets

By Phillip Minar, MD11/4/2016

IBD: Tips for Managing Steroid Side Effects
Blog Rare and Complex Conditions

IBD: Tips for Managing Steroid Side Effects

By Phillip Minar, MD7/8/2016

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