The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center's team includes experts in adult and pediatric gastroenterology, surgery, pathology, radiology, nutrition and other disciplines. We also have a team of physician assistants who specialize in surgical care as well as ostomy and wound management.

Chicago inflammatory bowel disease center specialists

In addition, our center's director works with an advanced practice nurse (APN) who is trained in IBD care in the outpatient setting. The APN manages and treats inflammatory bowel disease in collaboration with the physicians. APNs see established patients independently in the clinic setting and are able to order necessary lab work or diagnostic testing and order prescription medications.

Download our IBD Center Resources document for a comprehensive overview of our program.

To schedule an appointment with an APN, please call 773-702-6140.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Specialists

Registered Dietitians

Beth Wall, MS, RD
Lori Welstead, RD
Courtney Schuchmann, RD 

Clinic Nursing Team

Mary Ayers, RN, Director
Linda Chaussey RN
Linda Kulig, RN
Mary Ann Thompson, RN
Donna Nozicka RN, BSN
Nicole Thurston, RN
Leigh Anne Pena, RN

Research

Eugene Chang, MD
Bana Jabri, PhD

Research Nurses

Audrone Meiliulyte, RN, BSN

Clinical Trials

Kristi Kearney, RN
Clinical Trials Manager for Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Nutrition and Translational Research

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We are currently experiencing a high volume of inquiries, leading to delayed response times. For faster assistance, please call 1-888-824-0200 to schedule your appointment.

If you have symptoms of an urgent nature, please call your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately.

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