Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease
The Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is one of the largest centers of its kind in the United States. Each year, about 1,700 children with IBD come from around the world to receive the latest treatments and to participate in clinical research studies. Significant breakthroughs in the treatment of IBD have happened right here at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Conditions We Treat
Our team of dedicated IBD pediatric gastroenterologists, dietitians, nurse practitioners and nurses, social workers, psychologists and educators, work together to improve the physical and social health of our patients and families. We provide children with expert care, from initial testing and diagnosis through long-term disease management.
Collaboration with other specialties offers the expertise of CHOP pathologists, radiologists and surgeons, when necessary.
Children diagnosed with IBD may benefit from our Very Early Onset IBD program. Gastroenterologists, immunologists and geneticists use whole exome sequencing to zero in on the cause of the child’s IBD and work together to create personalized treatment plans.
Our research program is the most active in pediatric IBD. Our physicians are renowned scientists, who — through investigations into the genetic basis of IBD, the relationship between the microbiome and IBD, and other areas — relentlessly pursue new therapies and even cures.