Pediatric IBD Program

The Yale Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program is devoted to the care of children with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Inflammatory Bowel Diseases are chronic gastrointestinal disorders such as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. IBD in children can present with various symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhea, blood in stools, and poor weight gain. It is estimated that approximately 50,000 children suffer from IBD in the United States and the numbers are rising.

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Patient Care

Patient care consists of a multidisciplinary approach and a transitional program.


Education and Outreach

Dr. Dinesh Pashankar is on the CCFA Connecticut Medical Advisory Committee and both he and Susanne Johnson, APRN have presented at CCFA educational sessions. Susanne Johnson is a volunteer...


We are a participating site for the DEVELOP Registry for Pediatric IBD. We also participate in a research study to assess genetic base of inflammatory bowel disease in children.

Outside Links
Yale Adult IBD Program
CCFA Crohns Colitis Foundation of America
CCFA Takes Steps Walk
Information about Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Information for Children and Young Adults
Children with IBD
Teenagers and IBD
College Life and IBD