I care and advocate for patients with IBD and other inflammatory/immune GI illnesses. I was the Director of the IBD Center at MedStar - Georgetown University Hospital where I joined the GI faculty in 2005 to build the IBD program, until December 2018. I joined the Johns Hopkins faculty at Sibley Memorial Hospital in January 2019 to build the IBD service line. In my practice, I am particularly interested in women's health in IBD and the use of advanced endoscopic procedures in the management of IBD patients, such as endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and confocal laser endomicroscopy.
I chair the Mission Committee of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation (CCFn) of the DC Metropolitan area, and I served on the Foundation's Patient Education Committee and Professional Education Committee. I am actively involved with the AGA Advocacy work and I am currently serving on the AGA Diversity Committee
Like most people I do my best maintaining a work-life balance; my kids keep the fun going, traveling allows me to meet new people and discover the world and running has become my new passion