Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center Team

The Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, understands that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can affect people at any stage of life, disrupting their personal, professional and social experiences. We work together with our IBD patients to provide them with the best medical and surgical care. Our goals are to:

  • Control the disease progression and symptoms
  • Prevent disease complications
  • Minimize medication side effects
  • Achieve the best quality of life

Team of Specialists at the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Every member of our team has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease and extensive experience treating IBD patients. We understand that each patient's situation is unique, and our IBD center offers second opinions on how to manage complex and challenging situations.

The Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease program at MedStar Georgetown offers our patients a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach by involving gastroenterologists and surgeons who specialize in managing and treating IBD patients. The inflammatory bowel disease gastroenterologists, surgeons, radiologists and pathologists come together at our IBD multidisciplinary rounds to discuss and review the details of each patient's case and devise the best plan of care. The inflammatory bowel disease specialists at MedStar Georgetown include:

Our inflammatory bowel disease team also consists of physicians from other departments, including:

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Conditions Treated

Pediatric Gastroenterology

The department of pediatrics at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital includes a gastroenterology division that cares for children and adolescents with IBD. We ensure that the transition from pediatric care to adult care is progressive and smooth, keeping your records and your care within the same institution. 

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Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with a IBD specialist, please call our scheduling line.

Phone: 855-546-0620

Our Commitment to IBD Quality of Care:

IBD Specialists

IBD Gastroenterologists

Colorectal Surgeon

  • Mohammed Bayasi, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery 

Nurse Practitioners 

  • Aimee LeStrange, NP
  • Mary Kate Lapinel, NP

Nurse Liaison

  • Olayinka (Yinka) Majekodunmi, RN

MedStar Georgetown IBD Center patients participate in IBD Qorus: Click here to learn more about our commitment to IBD quality of care. 

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