Gil Y. Melmed, MD

Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Research

Co-Director, Clinical Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Gil Y. Melmed, MD

Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Research

Co-Director, Clinical Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • IM/Gastroenterology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Capsule Endoscopy


Crohn's Disease

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Ulcerative Colitis

Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

The research of Gil Melmed, MD, focuses on clinical outcomes research in inflammatory bowel disease. Specifically, he is interested in improving health outcomes, health-related quality of life, and quality of care. His research includes the role of vaccination in preventing infection, IBD disease phenotype and classification, and outcomes after surgery. Dr. Melmed oversees clinical trials of novel agents for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

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  • Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, 2000
  • Residency: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2003
  • Master's: UCLA, 2006

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  • Co-Chair, Quality of Care Committee, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, 2013-present
  • Member, National Scientific Advisory Council, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, 2013-present
  • Invited Speaker, "Predicting Response to Biologic Therapies", Japanese Digestive Disease Week, Osaka, Japan, 2018
  • Associate Editor, American Journal of Gastroenterology, 2015-18
  • Visiting Professor, "Quality Improvement in Inflammatory Bowel Disease", University of Chicago, 2017
  • Invited Speaker, "Quality of Care in Inflammatory Bowel Disease", Asian American Association, Beijing, China, 2017
  • Chair, IBD Section of Quality Measures Committee, American Gastroenterology Association, 2014-15

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Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications.

  • Melmed GY, Dubinsky MC, Rubin DT, Fleisher M, Pasha SF, Sakuraba A, Tiongco F, Shafran I, Fernandez-Urien I, Rosa B, et al. Utility of video capsule endoscopy for longitudinal monitoring of Crohn's disease activity in the small bowel: a prospective study. Gastrointest Endosc. 2018 Aug 4.
  • Winthrop KL, Melmed GY, Vermeire S, Long MD, Chan G, Pedersen RD, Lawendy N, Thorpe AJ, Nduaka CI, Su C. Herpes Zoster Infection in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis Receiving Tofacitinib. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Sep 15.
  • Melmed GY, Kaplan GG, Sparrow MP, Velayos FS, Baidoo L, Bressler B, Cheifetz AS, Devlin SM, Irving PM, Jones J, et al. Appropriateness of Combination Therapy for Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: One Size Still Does Not Fit All. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Mar 2.
  • Rolston VS, Boroujerdi L, Long MD, McGovern DPB, Chen W, Martin CF, Sandler RS, Carmichael JD, Dubinsky M, Melmed GY. The Influence of Hormonal Fluctuation on Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symptom Severity-A Cross-Sectional Cohort Study. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Jan 18;24(2):387-393.
  • Farraye FA, Melmed GY, Lichtenstein GR, Kane SV. ACG Clinical Guideline: Preventive Care in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Am J Gastroenterol. 2017 Feb;112(2):241-258.
  • IsHak WW, Pan D, Steiner AJ, Feldman E, Mann A, Mirocha J, Danovitch I, Melmed GY. Patient-Reported Outcomes of Quality of Life, Functioning, and GI/Psychiatric Symptom Severity in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2017 May;23(5):798-803.
  • Lee CK, Melmed GY. Multidisciplinary Team-Based Approaches to IBD Management: How Might "One-Stop Shopping" Work for Complex IBD Care? Am J Gastroenterol. 2017 May 16.

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