Hans Herfarth, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Clinical ContactBest Doctors in America 2019
Laurie Powers
T: 919-9664318

Administrative Contact
Linda Miller
T: 919-966-8946


Hans Herfarth was recruited to the faculty of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology from the First Department of Internal Medicine of the University in Regensburg, Germany in May 2006. He is the Co-director of the UNC Multidisciplinary Center for IBD Research and Treatment.

Clinical Interests

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease

Research Interests

Dr. Herfarth’s main research interests comprise the investigation of novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). His focus is the conceptualization and execution of investigator initiated clinical studies in IBD, which are funded by the NIH, the CCFA and private as well as industry associated foundations. He is also participating as principal investigator in several industry sponsored IBD studies. Dr. Herfarth is the author of numerous journal articles, book chapters and reviews related to IBD.

Education and Training

Degree Institution Area
MD University of Berlin Medicine
Residency University of Essen Medicine
Research Fellowship University of North Carolina Mucosal Immunology
PhD University of Regensburg Mucosal Immunology
Fellowship University of Regensburg Gastroenterology
Hans Herfarth, MD, PhD