The IBD program is led by Jeffrey Brown, MD, and Jennifer Strople, MD. Dr. Brown and Dr. Strople each have over 15 years of experience caring for complicated children with IBD. Dr. Brown is the medical director of the IBD center and has had both Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation (CCF) and NIH funding supporting his research efforts in IBD. He is currently a member of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) IBD Committee. In addition to being a program specialist in IBD, Dr. Strople serves as Director of Fellowship Training at Lurie Children's, director of the local CCF pediatric professional education symposium, and serves as chair of the NASPGHAN Professional Education Committee.
We utilize a multidisciplinary approach incorporating physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse specialists, dietitians and social work. Our goal is to tailor each child’s assessment, testing, and treatment individually to achieve both physical and mental wellness.
The IBD center is active in numerous clinical studies and trials, including optimizing established treatment plans and testing new strategies.
Our primary center is located at the main hospital, but we also provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment at our Outpatient Center in Northbrook.