Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Clinical Staff

Dr. Ellen Scherl

Ellen Scherl, M.D.

Dr. Scherl is Founder and Director of the Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (JRC), which she established at Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in 2006. Under her direction, JRC has experienced exciting growth. Dr. Scherl, who is the Jill Roberts Professor in Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell, is an internationally renowned expert in treating patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. She has been published extensively, and is a principal investigator on multiple clinical trials. As she searches for an IBD cure, Dr. Scherl’s commitment to patient care is the driving force of JRC.

More information on Dr. Scherl, including insurance plans she accepts, can be found on her Full Clinical Profile.

Dr. Vinita Jacob

Vinita Jacob, M.D.

Dr. Jacob joined JRC in July 2008. She is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and the Director of Interdisciplinary Education. She has given numerous presentations on women’s IBD issues, particularly concerning IBD-related fertility issues and the safety of IBD medications during pregnancy. Dr. Jacob is a an investigator on multiple clinical trials and an author of numerous published papers concerning IBD.

More information on Dr. Jacob, including insurance plans she accepts, can be found on her Full Clinical Profile

Dr. Adam Steinlauf

Adam Steinlauf, M.D.

Dr. Steinlauf joined JRC in July 2013. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, and serves as the Director of Strategic Planning and Growth. Dr. Steinlauf is involved in multiple IBD clinical trials, lectures extensively on issues relating to IBD, and has been published in numerous articles.

More information on Dr. Steinlauf, including insurance plans he accepts, can be found on his Full Clinical Profile

Dr. Randy Longman

Randy Longman, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Longman joined JRC in 2013 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. He is a mucosal immunologist, and his research explores the intestinal immune response to gut bacteria in patients with IBD. He has a particular interest in the care of IBD patients with joint pains, and serves as a co-investigator on several research studies designed to better understand the underlying cause of this inflammatory condition. Dr. Longman’s work has been published in numerous scientific journals.

More information on Dr. Longman, including insurance plans he accepts, can be found on his Full Clinical Profile.

Dr. Meira Abramowitz

Meira Abramowitz, M.D.

Dr. Abramowitz joined JRC in July 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is the primary co-investigator on several projects characterizing IBD in the Afro-Caribbean population, and has presented her work at several national meetings.

More information on Dr. Abramowitz, including insurance plans she accepts, can be found on her Full Clinical Profile.

Colleen Webb

Colleen D. Webb, M.S., R.D.N, C.D.N.

Colleen is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who works closely with gastroenterologists at JRC, and empowers patients to play an active role in improving their health. Colleen teaches patients how to modify their diets to minimize gastrointestinal symptoms, correct or prevent nutrient deficiencies, promote optimal absorption of nutrients and improve overall well-being.

For more information on Colleen’s expertise and nutritional programs at JRC, please visit our Nutrition Science section.

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Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical Center
1315 York Avenue
Mezzanine Level
New York, NY 10021