Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center

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Make an Appointment

For your convenience, our specialists see patients in locations throughout the Washington and Baltimore metropolitan region. To schedule an appointment, please call: 

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center 
410-583-0300

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
202-444-8541 

MedStar Georgetown Pediatrics at Tenleytown 
202-243-3558 

MedStar Health at Lafayette Centre 
202-416-2000 

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center 
301-774-8962 

MedStar Southern Maryland Medical Center 
301-877-4257 

MedStar Washington Hospital Center 
202-877-7108 

At the MedStar Georgetown Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center, we understand that 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

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Conditions Treated and Services Offered

The IBD Center treats all types of IBD conditions, including:

Our patients benefit from the full range of diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical approaches to IBD care. We offer high-tech imaging, minimally-invasive approaches, the latest prescription medications, and a spectrum of lifestyle and nutrition supports.

What Are the Treatment Options for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Conditions?

For patients with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, our treatment options include inpatient and outpatient infusion and injection therapy. During infusion therapy, patients are administered a type of drug called a biologic through an IV drip.  Biologics target proteins in the body that cause inflammation. When coupled with quality care coordination, infusion options can help patients with moderate to severe IBD successfully treat symptoms, avoid complications of their disease, and potentially reverse the damage caused by inflammation.

How can I participate in a clinical trial for ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease? 
Schedule a visit to discuss whether you qualify for one of our trials in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. 202-444-8541

Watch the video below to hear Dr. Mark Mattar explain the difference between IBD, Crohn's disease, and colitis. 

Our Multidisciplinary Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Team 

Every member of our team has specialized expertise in treating IBD patients. The IBD Center also cares for the highest volume of patients with IBD in the entire Washington, D.C., area—meaning that our clinicians and researchers have unparalleled experience in this specialty. Our team’s depth of clinical knowledge is key to helping patients achieve their best possible outcomes. We understand that each patient's situation is unique, and our IBD Center offers second opinions on how to manage complex and challenging situations.

IBD Qurus and Crohn's and Colitis FoundationThe MedStar Georgetown IBD Center patients participate in IBD Qorus. To learn more about our commitment to IBD quality of care, click here.

Patients at the IBD Center benefit from a collaborative clinical approach.  Gastroenterologists, surgeons, radiologists, and pathologists come together at multidisciplinary IBD rounds to discuss and review the details of each patient's case and devise the best plan of care. All of the clinicians at these team meetings have specific expertise in managing and treating IBD patients.

The gastroenterologists on our IBD team also work closely with other physicians throughout the MedStar Health network and across clinical specialties, including:

Meet our IBD Clinicians

Gastroenterology

Mattar Mark, MD
Mark C. Mattar, MD, FACG
Director, IBD Center 
Gastroenterology

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Nidhi MALHOTRA, MD
Nidhi Malhotra, MD
Gastroenterology

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

Aimee E. LeStrange, CRNP
Aimee E. LeStrange, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

 


Kerry E. McGonagle, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital


Kerry E. McGonagle, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital


Deepthi Neelam
Nurse Liaison

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Peter Chi
Nurse Liaison

     

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Mohammed Bayasi, MD
Mohammed Bayasi, MD
Colon and Rectal Surgery

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

MedStar Health at Lafayette Centre

Brain Bello, MD
Brian Lim Bello, MD
Colon and Rectal Surgery

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

James Francis Fitzgerald, MD
James Francis FitzGerald, MD
Colon and Rectal Surgery

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

Jennifer Ayscue, MD
Jennifer Ayscue, MD
Colon and Rectal Surgery

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

David Lisle, MD
David M. Lisle, MD
Colon and Rectal Surgery

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

Thomas Stahl, MD
Thomas J. Stahl, MD
Regional Director of the MedStar Colorectal Surgery Program at MedStar Health

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

Jeffery P. Ferris, MD
Jeffrey Ferris, MD
Chief of Colorectal Surgery and General Surgery at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

     

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Mariastella Serrano, MD
Mariastella Serrano, MD
Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology 

MedStar Georgetown Pediatrics
and Obstetrics & Gynecology at Tenleytown

Dayhe Dana Hong, MD
Dayhe Dana Hong, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology

MedStar Georgetown Pediatrics
and Obstetrics & Gynecology at Tenleytown

Kathryn Ross Rowell, CRNP
Kathryn Ross Rowell, CRNP
Pediatric Gastroenterology

MedStar Georgetown Pediatrics
and Obstetrics & Gynecology at Tenleytown

   

Nutritionist 

 Monica Cicchini, RD
Monica Cicchini, RD
Nutritionist

MedStar Georgetown Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology at Tenleytown

       

Research and Specialized Partners


Sona Vasudevan, PhD

Georgetown School of Medicine, Microbiome and IBD

Sukanya Subramanian, MD
Sukanya Subramanian, MD
MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute, Short Bowel Specialist

Michael Atkins, MD
Michael Atkins, MD
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Immunotherapy and Colitis