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The UNC Multidisciplinary inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) Center coordinates clinical care by adult and pediatric gastroenterologists, surgeons, radiologists and pathologists, who specialize in IBD. The mission of our center is to provide state of the art clinical care for patients with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and chronic pouchitis problems by providing access to highly trained experts in IBD management, offering novel treatments through clinical trials, and furthering patient and provider education in IBD. Our primary goal is to improve the quality of life of IBD patients and our ongoing research aims to broaden the current knowledge of the pathogenesis of IBD in order to one day establish a cure for these conditions.


We specialize in working with patients with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and chronic pouchitis conditions.

A visit to our clinic includes access to the following services:

  • Expert IBD faculty trained in complex IBD management
  • Specialized IBD nurse coordinators
  • Advanced IBD procedures, including endoscopy, colonoscopy, pouchoscopy, dilations, chromoendoscopy and capsule endoscopy
  • Infusion and injection biologic therapies
  • Multidisciplinary management with colorectal surgery
  • Preventive health care (such as vaccines, bone health)
  • Clinical trials and observational research
  • Nutrition

Our Team


Other Staff

  • Nurses: Christina Patskoski, BSN / Kari Schwab, BSN / Laurie Yopp, RN
  • Research Staff: Susan Jackson / Mikki Sandridge / Emily English / Walker Blanchard / Jennifer Barr