The UPMC Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center specializes in translating research findings into cutting-edge treatments and developing therapeutic strategies for improving patient care.
The past 10 years have been a time of great strides for IBD research and novel therapies.
Today, IBD management requires an understanding of the risks and benefits of new therapies and integration of surgical care, when warranted. The future of IBD management relies on translating laboratory discoveries into clinical care.
Our physician scientists direct several multi-center, international research trials on novel IBD treatments. They are respected authorities in genetics, immunology, and clinical research and their groundbreaking discoveries — such as linking new genes to IBD — have rendered a better understanding of IBD worldwide.
And, more importantly, the research has advanced an individualized approach to care.
While we work toward improving the everyday life of all our patients, finding a cure for IBD is — and always will be — one of our primary goals.
Additional research focus at the UPMC IBD Center includes: