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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

Contact number | 202-476-3032
Infant and pediatric gastroenterology specialist, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program. John Snyder is Division Chief.

Understanding Treatments

Caring for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) requires more than one single solution. Learn more about the current treatment options for IBD.

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Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, is a chronic inflammatory disease of the digestive tract. IBD includes several conditions:

IBD can be painful and may severely affect your child’s quality of life. IBD can be successfully treated with medication, nutrition therapy and occasionally surgery, but there is currently no cure for the disease. The goal of IBD treatment is to induce and maintain remission. This is defined in part by a healed intestine, but also with a goal of improved quality of life and return to normal functioning.

Choosing Children’s National for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Care

When your child has IBD, it affects their physical and emotional health. The Children’s National IBD Program takes a holistic approach to care, offering comprehensive services to help your child feel better and enjoy daily activities, including sports, friends and school. 

We provide the expertise and experience of a large program, with the individualized attention and care that is often only attainable in a smaller practice.

Features of Our IBD Program

Contact Information

To schedule an appointment with the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, call 202-476-3032.

Jared D.'s Story

Crohn's Disease

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Eighteen months after Christopher and Julie Dobry had their son Jared, they noticed something was not right. He was experiencing intense stomach discomfort and digestive issues that seemed to only worsen over time. For years afterward, they traveled from doctor to doctor trying to find the right diagnosis.

Jared D.'s Story

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program Team

  • Ian Leibowitz

    Ian Leibowitz
    Division Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Services

  • Carmelo Cuffari

    Carmelo Cuffari

  • Diana Moya Orjuela, M.D.

    Diana Moya Orjuela

  • Lauren Pavone

    Lauren Pavone
    Registered Dietician

  • Ifeoma Anekwe

    Ify Anekwe
    Clinical Program Coordinator