Dr. Bo Shen to Lead Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia

Renowned gastroenterologist Dr. Bo Shen, named section head and medical director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and vice chair for innovation in Medicine and Surgery at Columbia.

Dec 2, 2019

New York, NY

Dr. Bo Shen, an internationally renowned innovator in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), has been named section head and medical director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center in the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and professor of medicine (in surgery) and vice chair for innovation in Medicine and Surgery at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Shen joined NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia on December 1, 2019.

“We are delighted that Dr. Shen has accepted the position as the new medical director of the IBD Center, a program that takes on the most complex cases of IBD,” said Dr. P. Ravi Kiran, chief and program director of the Division of Colorectal Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and director of the Center for Innovation and Outcomes Research in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. “He is a recognized pioneer in the field of interventional approaches for treating IBD and ileal pouch disorders. We are excited that Dr. Shen will build on the medical, endoscopic and surgical interventional expertise now available at NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia.”

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Shen to NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia,” said Dr. Laureen Hill, senior vice president and chief operating officer at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. “Dr. Shen is a leader in the treatment of IBD as well as a wide range of pouch-related disorders. His advancements in medical and endoscopic treatment for the most complex gastrointestinal cases will be instrumental as we continue to provide advanced, compassionate care to our patients.”

In his new role, Dr. Shen will work to develop and expand the adult IBD Center at NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia while closely collaborating with the pediatric IBD program, providing patients from birth to adulthood with a full spectrum of care. Dr. Shen has world-renowned expertise in interventional IBD that allows the management of conditions that would otherwise only be amenable to surgery. Access to his endoscopic interventions will now be more easily available to patients in New York as well as across the world.  

“I am excited to lead the expansion of such a comprehensive center that offers multidisciplinary care for IBD patients at all stages of life,” said Dr. Shen. “The IBD Center has a stellar group of expert gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons, GI pathologists, GI radiologists, nutritionists, clinical psychologists and specialized staff who treat patients with the most complex IBD and gastrointestinal issues, and I look forward to reaching more patients in need, both internationally and within the New York metro area.”

Dr. Shen joins NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia from the Cleveland Clinic, where he founded the subspecialty Pouchitis Clinic and the Interventional IBD Unit, the first and largest of its kind in the U.S. He also held appointments in the department of gastroenterology and hepatology and was a professor of medicine of Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, and the Ed and Joey Story Endowed Chair at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Shen founded the special interest group in interventional IBD in the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Global Interventional IBD Group.

Dr. Shen is known internationally as the preeminent expert in pouchitis and ileal pouch disorders and endoscopic management of IBD and IBD surgery-associated complications. As the principal investigator, his research has been funded by grants from National Institutes of Health, American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), Broad Foundation, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation (CCF) and philanthropic organizations. Dr. Shen is pursuing multiple basic science, translational and clinical projects in IBD and ileal pouch disorders, ranging from disease characterization and classification to innovative medical and endoscopic management of the diseases. He has lectured extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad and has published more than 500 peer-reviewed articles and edited three reference books.

Dr. Shen earned his medical degree from Nantong Medical College in Jiangsu, China. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Nantong Medical College Hospital in China, and a residency in internal medicine at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana, Illinois. Dr. Shen also completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Cleveland Clinic. He holds a certification for Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Shen is a member of the CCF, the AGA, the ASGE and the ACG.
 

NewYork-Presbyterian

NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most comprehensive, integrated academic healthcare systems, encompassing 10 hospital campuses across the Greater New York area, more than 200 primary and specialty care clinics and medical groups, and an array of telemedicine services. 

A leader in medical education, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is the only academic medical center in the nation affiliated with two world-class medical schools, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. This collaboration means patients have access to the country’s leading physicians, the full range of medical specialties, latest innovations in care, and research that is developing cures and saving lives.

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NewYork-Presbyterian’s 47,000 employees and affiliated physicians are dedicated to providing the highest quality, most compassionate care to New Yorkers and patients from across the country and around the world. NewYork-Presbyterian hospitals are not for profit and provide more than $1 billion in benefits every year to the community, including medical care, school-based health clinics and support for more than 300 community programs and activities.

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Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Columbia University Irving Medical Center provides international leadership in basic, preclinical, and clinical research; medical and health sciences education; and patient care. The medical center trains future leaders and includes the dedicated work of many physicians, scientists, public health professionals, dentists, and nurses at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Mailman School of Public Health, the College of Dental Medicine, the School of Nursing, the biomedical departments of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and allied research centers and institutions. Columbia University Irving Medical Center is home to the largest medical research enterprise in New York City and State and one of the largest faculty medical practices in the Northeast. For more information, visit cumc.columbia.edu or columbiadoctors.org.

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