Stanford Children's Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Celiac Disease

The Stanford Children’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center comprises a group of pediatric gastroenterologists and health care specialists focused on delivering the highest quality care for children with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

The goal of our center is to provide expertise in the diagnosis and management of IBD. As guided by the best available scientific evidence to enhance long-term health and quality-of-life, we seek to engage patients and families to participate in tailoring and maintaining a personalized therapy plan.

Currently, we care for more than 500 pediatric IBD patients from the Bay area, including Northern and Central Valley California, and surrounding states. Our outpatient office locations include: Palo Alto, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, San Jose, and multiple other satellite clinics.  Find a clinic near you.

For Patients and Their Families

Our team of pediatric IBD experts gives your child expert care, from initial testing and diagnosis through long-term disease management.

Although there currently is no cure for Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, our innovative methods control symptoms and improve quality of life.

Your child will receive the latest treatments for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease, as well as intensive support from our team of physicians, psychologists, social workers, nutritionists, nurses, educators and pediatric surgeons. Because pediatric IBD places unique emotional demands on your child and family, you will receive the support and counseling you need to adapt to life with IBD.

Our relationship with our adult GI colleagues allows for a smooth transition of care when your child advances to adulthood.

Improving Care

Our center is part of the ImproveCareNow network, a collaborative effort between care providers, researchers, patients and families that seeks to improve standard of care while lowering costs. For more information on the network, visit their website.

Research Benefits

Our researchers are actively involved in basic and clinical research studies. Our goal is to gain a better understanding of IBD's causes and processes, to find better treatments, and ultimately, to find a cure.

Your child has the opportunity to participate in these clinical studies and to benefit from any research advances that are applied to patient care.

Contact Us

If you have questions about our IBD Center and/or wish to be involved in our current research, please feel free to contact us at