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Professor of Medicine Co-Director, UNC Multidisciplinary Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Center

Areas of Interest

Inflammatory bowel diseases, pouch disorders


Dr. Herfarth’s specializes in the clinical care of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases. His 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. Dr. Herfarth is the author of > 260 journal articles, book chapters, and reviews related to IBD.

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate University of Heidelberg
  • Medical School University of Berlin
  • Residency University of Berlin
  • Fellowship University of Regensburg
Hans Herfarth, MD, PhD