Mount Sinai Names New Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Co-Director of the Susan and Leonard Feinstein Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Center

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Regarded as one of the world's leading experts in the field of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Marla Dubinsky, MD, has been appointed Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology in the Jack and Lucy Clark Department of Pediatrics at the Kravis Children's Hospital at Mount Sinai, and Co-Director of the Susan and Leonard Feinstein Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Center.

Dr. Dubinsky brings years of expertise in clinical care and research to Mount Sinai, and we look forward to our division and Children's IBD Center thriving under her leadership,

Regarded as one of the world's leading experts in the field of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Marla Dubinsky, MD, has been appointed Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology in the Jack and Lucy Clark Department of Pediatrics at the Kravis Children's Hospital at Mount Sinai, and Co-Director of the Susan and Leonard Feinstein Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Center.

"Dr. Dubinsky brings years of expertise in clinical care and research to Mount Sinai, and we look forward to our division and Children's IBD Center thriving under her leadership," said Lisa Satlin, MD, Herbert H. Lehman Professor of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine and Chair of the Jack and Lucy Clark Department of Pediatrics at the Kravis Children's Hospital at Mount Sinai.

In her new role, Dr. Dubinsky will lead the division in the care of infants, children and teens with digestive disorders through services that include pediatric endoscopy, the consultation and education for patients and families, and state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services.

As Co-Director of the Susan and Leonard Feinstein Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Center, Dr. Dubinsky will also oversee one of the largest programs for pediatric Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in the country. The Center helps transition children seamlessly into the adult IBD program and provides care to young patients suffering from these diseases.

"We are delighted that Dr. Dubinsky will joining us in Mount Sinai's transformative efforts in addressing inflammatory bowel disease, and that she shares our vision of world-class care for people with IBD of all ages," said Bruce Sands, MD, Dr. Burrill B. Crohn Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine and Chief of the Dr. Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology in the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital.

"I am honored to be part of such a world class team dedicated to transforming the lives of children and young adults with digestive diseases including inflammatory bowel disease. To walk in the same hallways of some of the IBD greats including Dr. Burrill Crohn is both humbling and inspiring. The field is advancing rapidly and the team at Mount Sinai will continue to drive it forward and provide state of the art management to the community we serve," said Dr. Dubinsky.

Dr. Dubinsky's primary research focuses on the influence of genetics and immune responses on the variability in clinical presentations, treatment responses and prognosis of early-onset IBD. Additional interests include the impact of IBD on fertility and pregnancy. She has published in 83 peer reviewed journals including Gastroenterology, The Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, and the American Journal of Gastroenterology. She also currently sits on the editorial boards of several leading journals, including Gastroenterology, American Journal of Gastroenterology, and Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology & Hepatology.

She has received numerous honors and awards, most recently including one from the International Organization for the study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease She is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.

Dr. Dubinsky joins Mount Sinai from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California where she served as Director of the Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center.

Dr. Dubinsky received her medical degree from Queen's University, Canada. She completed her Pediatric Residency at Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, Canada and her Clinical Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Sainte-Justine Hospital at the University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She then completed her Research Fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven member hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 6,600 primary and specialty care physicians, 12-minority-owned free-standing ambulatory surgery centers, over 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island, as well as 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report.

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