1. Minnesota


  1. Gastroenterology and Hepatology


  1. BS - Biological Sciences University of California, Irvine
  2. MS - Biostatistics and Epidemiology University of Illinois at Chicago
  3. MD Rush Medical College
  4. Internship - Internal Medicine Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center
  5. Resident - Internal Medicine Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center
  6. Fellow Section of Gastroenterology, University of Chicago


  1. American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
  2. American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

Academic rank

  1. Professor of Medicine

Professional Highlights

  • Chair, Patient Education Committee, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, 2008-2011
  • Member, Board of Trustees American College of Gastroenterology, 2007-2010
  • Chair, Women's Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology, 2004-2008


  • Inflammatory bowel diseases, specifically, women's issues in IBD including pregnancy and infertility and medication compliance issues
  • Patient registries for pregnancy and birth outcomes, and Tysabri use
  • Validation study of a novel tool to screen patients for nonadherence to medications
  • Study of stool proteins to predict inflammation and disease activity in IBD


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