Richard P. Rood, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FASGE is an Inflammatory Bowel Disease Gastroenterologist in St. Louis, Missouri. He specializes in the treatment of patients with Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Microscopic Colitis, Celiac Disease and the management of refractory diarrhea. Dr. Rood is a physician educator and a skilled endoscopist. He is an advocate for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and patients with ostomies as he is a 48 year veteran ileostomate for Ulcerative Colitis himself. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in Ohio and Missouri. He is affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine, Washington University Physicians and Barnes Jewish Hospital and Barnes Jewish West County Hospital.