Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Dr. Russell Cohen talking with an IBD patient

Advancing IBD Treatment with Leading-Edge Research

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a complex and chronic condition that requires the expertise of multiple medical specialists. At the University of Chicago Medicine Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, our team approach ensures that we can offer truly personalized care, tailoring our treatment plans to address your needs.

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

UChicago Medicine has a long history of excellence in research that advances the science and understanding of inflammatory bowel disease. Our world-renowned specialists not only continue to push boundaries with their leading-edge research but also integrate the latest therapies into their treatment plans to offer you the most advanced care available.

Innovating Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatment

Although there is no cure for inflammatory bowel disease, the goal of treatment is to help patients achieve remission, avoid relapses and have the best quality of life. Our IBD team feels that, in most cases, continuous treatment is more successful than periodic intervention during flare-ups. We work closely with each patient to develop ongoing, effective treatment plans that improve and maintain overall health and nutrition while minimizing side effects and relieving the discomfort and stress of inflammatory bowel disease.

Stronger than Crohn’s

As one of the largest Crohn’s and colitis treatment centers in the world, we relentlessly research and implement new medical and surgical innovations to help patients achieve remission.

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To speak to someone directly, please call 1-888-824-0200. If you have symptoms of an urgent nature, please call your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately.

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Why Choose the UChicago Medicine IBD Center

We are committed to providing the highest caliber of care to patients who suffer from inflammatory bowel diseases.

Dr. Russell Cohen talking with an IBD patient before surgery
Eugene B. Chang, MD, GI and IBD researcher
An outside view of UChicago Medicine
Doctors operating with state-of-the-art facilities in the CCD
 Dr. David Rubin, MD, addresses the audience during a UChicago Medicine Alumni Reception
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Senior Faculty at the DCAM hospital building
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The UChicago Medicine Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center has a legacy of over 85 years of leadership in the investigation of new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease. These discoveries were made possible through the contributions of patients, friends and family members who provided additional funds for advanced clinical and laboratory research. Please consider supporting the IBD Center's important mission. You can email questions to ibdcenter@uchicago.edu.

Right: Joseph B. Kirsner, MD, PhD, a pioneer in advancing knowledge of IBD (1909 - 2012)