Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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.

The Stanford Center for IBD and Celiac Disease is a member of ImproveCareNow. ICN is a collaborative community where patients, parents, clinicians, and researchers work together to improve the health and care of children and youth with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (also known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD). ImproveCareNow care teams use proven tools and techniques to better track and manage your Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. We know that when patients and parents are involved too, kids with IBD start feeling better quickly and are able to get back to doing the things that they enjoy

Since ImproveCareNow began in 2007, the number of kids in remission with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in the ICN Network has increased. To do this, participating centers collect standardized data during all clinic visits, monitor individual and overall performance, compare outcomes, and share the best evidence and tools for helping patients with IBD get better faster, and stay well longer.

By employing an “all teach, all learn” collaborative approach to medicine, we encourage new ideas and best practices to be identified and introduced into the care delivery process much faster—improving care and outcomes for our patients now.

If you would like to learn more about ImproveCareNow and are interested in participating in research studies to better understand IBD, please contact us at