David T. Rubin,MD , The Joseph B. Kirsner Professor of Medicine and Chief, Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, has been named as chair of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (the Foundation) National Scientific Advisory Committee (NSAC) from 2021-2024. Dr. Rubin has served in a variety of roles as a member of the Foundation’s NSAC for nearly 20 years, including as chair of its Professional Education and Government & Industry Affairs subcommittees. In his  new role, Dr. Rubin will help advise the Foundation’s research, education, support, and advocacy initiatives as well as help advance the Foundation’s work to address diversity and inclusion.

Dr. Rubin is a renowned gastroenterologist who specializes in the treatment and assessment of digestive diseases. His clinical expertise includes inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis). Dr. Rubin performs clinical and translational research related to outcomes in inflammatory bowel diseases, with particular interest in the area of biosensor monitoring in IBD, prevention of progressive complications from uncontrolled inflammation, and a variety of collaborative studies related to the microbiome and causes of IBD and its complications.

The Foundation’s NSAC is made up of over 200 outstanding researchers and healthcare providers from across the country who work in close partnership with Foundation staff to help advance the Foundation’s mission to find cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improve the quality of life of patients affected by these diseases.

The Foundation’s press release may be found here