Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

The Yale Inflammatory Bowel Disease was specifically formed to answer the challenges faced by patients with the complex, lifelong gastrointestinal, inflammatory diseases of Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis. Our program focuses on three components: Clinical Services, Research, and Education.

Patient Care

The key to effective management of your disease is coordinated cared among specially trained physicians in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Our program offers expertise in adult and pediatric gastroenterology, surgery, pathology, and radiology.


The goal of research is three-fold: to improve clinical therapy, to improve patient outcomes, and to increase our understanding of the disease. We offer ground-breaking clinical trials and genetic research.


One of the most important aspects of patient care is educating individuals about living with IBD. Education empowers patients to take an active role in their health care decisions and improve their quality of life.