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Jill Gaidos, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases); Director of Clinical Research, Yale Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program; Vice Chief of Clinical Research, Digestive Diseases



Dr. Jill Gaidos is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Vice Chief of Clinical Research in the section of Digestive Diseases and the Director of Clinical Research for the Yale Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) Program. Dr. Gaidos completed her medical school, internal medicine internship and residency training at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia. She completed her Gastroenterology Fellowship Training and the Advanced Postgraduate Program in Clinical Investigation at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She then returned to VCU where she was on faculty for 9 years prior to moving to Yale. While at VCU, she was Director of IBD, Director of GI Clinics, and Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Richmond VA Medical Center.  While in Richmond, she established a national program employing telehealth to provide comprehensive IBD care to veterans around the country.  She also was actively involved in the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation in Virginia and nationally as a member of the Professional Education Committee.  She is also well known nationally through her work in the American College of Gastroenterology, chairing educational meetings and lecturing throughout the country on IBD.  She has tremendous experience in IBD clinical research, running more than a dozen clinical trials in IBD at once in Richmond.  Dr. Gaidos will be seeing patients with inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and microscopic colitis). She is always happy to see complex patients with a long history of IBD, those who have been treated with multiple medications, patients with difficult to manage IBD, and patients with concerns about pregnancy and IBD. Dr. Gaidos also will be spearheading clinical trials for the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease at Yale.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    University of Florida (2011)
  • Resident
    Virginia Commonwealth University (2008)
  • Internship
    Virginia Commonwealth University (2006)
  • MD
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Medicine (2005)

Honors & Recognition

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Women in IBD Leadership Program2022
American College of Gastroenterology Advanced Leadership Development Program2022
Cassell Connolly Top Doctor for 20222022
2021 Crohn’s and Colitis Congress, Crohn’s and Colitis Champion2020
2020 Crohn’s and Colitis Congress, Crohn’s and Colitis Champion2019
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Healthcare Provider Volunteer Award2018
American College of Gastroenterology, Fellow2014
American College of Gastroenterology, Chair2014
American College of Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Abstract Award2012
Investing in the Future: Clinical Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program2011
Fellowship2Leadership Gastroenterology/Hepatology Fellows’ Travel Grant Program2011
Lettie Pate Whitehead Memorial Academic Scholarship2003
Davis G Williams Memorial Academic Scholarship2002
The New York Academy of Medicine, David E. Rogers Research Fellowship2002

Departments & Organizations