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Professor of Pediatrics Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology

Dr. Kappelman is a physician scientist specializing in the field of Pediatric Gastroenterology.

Education and Training

ScB, Washington University
MD, Washington University School of Medicine
Residency and Internship in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship in Pediatric Health Services Research, Harvard University
Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health


Dr. Kappelman’s research interests focus on using real-world data to 1) define the burden of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) (prevalence, costs, healthcare utilization, quality of life, disease complications), 2) elucidate the risk factors for developing IBD, 3) study the safety, effectiveness, and comparative effectiveness of different treatment options, and 4) measure and improve the quality of care delivered to this patient population.

Michael D. Kappelman, MD, MPH