Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Appointments and Referrals
To schedule an appointment or refer a patient, please call 314-747-IBD6 (4236).
To make a new patient appointment with any IBD physician, press 1.
To make a return patient appointment with any IBD physician, press 2.
To speak with a team member of Dr. Chen, Ciorba, or Cherfane, press 3.
To speak with a team member of Dr. Deepak or Christophi, press 4.
To schedule an appointment with or to speak to Dr. Gutierrez’s team, press 5.
To speak with a team member of Dr. Rubin or Stenson, press 6.
To speak with a Clinical Trials team member, press 7
To speak with an Adolescent to Adult Transition Team member, press 8
For GI Psychologist Cheryl Richards, press 9
To repeat this menu press (#)
New patients and urgent consults can be seen within 3 days upon request.
The mission of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center is to improve quality of life for IBD patients by providing comprehensive multi-disciplinary specialty care, access to the latest clinical trials, conducting cutting edge research, and promoting patient and provider education.
The IBD Center’s expertise, combined with the resources of Washington University in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, distinguish us as a first-rate, comprehensive center of excellence. The center now cares for more than 2,000 patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
- Collagenous Colitis
- Lymphocytic Colitis
- Microscopic Colitis
- Autoimmune Enteropathy
- Infectious Colitis
- Celiac Disease
- Short Bowel Syndrome
- Women & IBD
Our physicians and nurses have a focus and commitment to the care of patients with IBD. They have vast experience in diagnosing and treating these disorders.
The IBD Program has developed unique training for gastroenterology fellows interested in inflammatory bowel disease. This multifaceted program contains an advanced course work in clinical research, and world class patient care.
Because of the complexity of the disease, patients with IBD often require care from multiple providers. Patients in our program are able to see a gastroenterologist and surgeon at the same clinic site, often at the same visit when appropriate. Within the program, we also have a GI trained health psychologist available for appointments. Other resources such as imaging, endoscopy, pathology, and consult services are available at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Our physicians strive to see all new patients in a timely manner, and to communicate our recommendations to referring physicians.
Our physicians design treatment plans after extensive discussions with patients to ensure that their concerns are being met. We encourage an ongoing dialogue with our patients throughout the treatment process so that patients are actively involved in their care.
We think that you will be pleased with our services. We welcome your referrals.
- Matthew Ciorba, MD, IBD Program Director
- Chien-Huan Chen, MD, PhD
- Cynthia Cherfane, MD
- George Christophi, MD, PhD
- Parakkal Deepak, MD, MS
- Alexandra Gutierrez, MD, MPH
- Deborah Hiatt-Jensen, NP
- Cheryl Richards, PhD
- Richard Rood, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FASGE
- Deborah C. Rubin, MD
- Heather Smith, ANP-BC
- William Stenson, MD