It is with great sadness that we share the news that our close friend and colleague, Jill Roberts, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2020.
There are no words to express the enormous impact that Jill had on all of our lives—both our staff and our patients. Her energy, passion and commitment to patient care, research and education in IBD is immeasurable and she will be greatly missed.
We are privileged to have had the opportunity to know and work with such an incredible woman who shared our passion for all that we do. We hope that our continued work at her JRC will serve to honor her memory.
We join with the entire Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork Presbyterian community in offering our deepest condolences to the Roberts family.
Letter to our patients during COVID pandemic
Given the evolving COVID pandemic in NY, we are sending this note to help clarify our plan for continued care of our patients at the Jill Roberts Center for IBD at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Please continue your IBD medications. It is important for you to continue your regular IBD medicines at this time. If you have any questions regarding your IBD care, please contact us to schedule a video visit.
If you do not need to come into the office, your upcoming visit will be converted to a video visit. Our office or your provider will reach out to schedule a video visit with your provider.
Our office will remain open for therapeutic infusions and for urgent visits. If you have an upcoming infusion, our office or your provider will reach out to you to confirm this visit. If you have an urgent developing need, please contact us so we can plan accordingly.
We realize that this is a difficult time for everyone in our community and we are committed to being there for you and your family.
All our best,
The Jill Roberts Center for IBD
About our Program
Welcome to the Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (JRC). We are one of the nation’s leading multidisciplinary centers for the diagnosis, comprehensive care and innovative treatment of patients with IBD.
We offer integrated clinical services from the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine network, including access to IBD-focused surgeons, pediatricians, rheumatologists, and hepatologists, as well as cutting edge clinical trials that aim to treat and prevent the progression of Crohn’s disease and colitis.
Building on the delivery of comprehensive care, we are committed to improving the lives of patients and families by developing unique clinical services, including a dedicated IBD nutrition program, IBD-related joint assessment, and IBD-focused genetic testing and counseling, and dysplasia/colorectal cancer screening and surveillance programs.
Come explore the unique programs and personalized care that the JRC can offer in comprehensive IBD care!
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Unique Programs and Personalized Care at the JRC
Multi-disciplinary IBD Medicine-Surgery Clinic. Crohn’s disease and colitis require coordination of care from multiple disciplines of both medicine and surgery. The JRC offers a unique opportunity for patients with both medical and surgical needs to schedule joint consultation with an IBD-focused surgeon and gastroenterologist. This unique multi-disciplinary consultation seamlessly coordinates complex care and provides focused support for IBD patients.
Precision medicine in IBD. Weill Cornell is leading the effort to understand how to develop and use IBD medicines more safely and effectively. Every patient in our practice has the opportunity to participate in research to directly address these issues. Learn more about research opportunities at the JRC.
IBD-related joint inflammation. Joint inflammation is one of the most common symptoms associated with active IBD. Our research team has teamed up with rheumatologist at the Hospital for Special Surgery to develop novel criteria to evaluate and help treat IBD patients with joint symptoms. Please contact us to setup your evaluation.
Clinical trials at the JRC. Despite the improvement in medications, many patients with IBD have inflammation that is refractory to standard therapy. The JRC is one the nation’s leading centers in helping to test new emerging therapies for the treatment of IBD. Learn more about these studies here.
IBD nutrition program. Nutritional assessment and guidance is a cornerstone of comprehensive IBD care. Ryan Warren, M.S., R.D.N, C.D.N. leads our nutrition program tailored to support patients with IBD. Learn more about the nutritional support programs.
Advanced IBD fellowship at Weill Cornell Medicine
The Advanced Fellowship in IBD is designed for candidates following successful completion of an ACGME-accredited fellowship program in gastroenterology and hepatology. The goal of the one year fellowship will be to prepare one fellow annually for independent practice as a gastroenterologist specializing in the care of patients with IBD. Emphasis will be placed on knowledge of inpatient and outpatient management of both average risk and complicated IBD, development of clinical and/or translation research programs, and mentorship towards a goal of establishment of a successful academic IBD clinical practice. Download application here.