About Us

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Center for IBD and Celiac Disease comprises a group of pediatric gastroenterologists and health care specialists focused on delivering the highest quality care for children.

The goal of our center is to provide expertise in the diagnosis and management of IBD & Celiac Disease. 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 700 pediatric IBD & Celiac 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.

Mission Statement

Integrate leading edge clinical care and research to elevate the lives of all children with IBD and celiac disease

Vision Statement

To lead the transformation of care for children with IBD and celiac disease



Clinical Care

  • Provide leading edge care that is evidence-based, interdisciplinary and family-centered. 
  • Optimize patient outcomes and experience through improvement science and co-creation.
  • Establish Stanford as an international referral center


  • Support the training of the next generation of pediatric IBD and celiac disease investigators
  • Train the next generation of clinical providers to provide the highest quality care to children with IBD and celiac disease
  • Educate, impower, and engage patients and families


  • Catalyze innovation and discovery in pediatric IBD and celiac Disease throughout the Stanford scientific community and internationally
  • Curate a prospective patient data and biorepository to serve as a rich tool for discovery.
  • Generate discoveries that alter care

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

In our pursuit to catalyze innovation and discovery in pediatric IBD and celiac disease, both within the Stanford scientific community and beyond, we are steadfast in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. By embracing DEI principles, we aim to create a research environment that is vibrant, equitable, and impactful, ultimately generating discoveries that have the power to transform care for all children affected by IBD and celiac disease.

We recognize that true innovation and breakthroughs in research arise from the diverse perspectives and experiences of multiple stakeholders including our patients, their families, and our Stanford research community. Therefore, we actively seek to cultivate a diverse community of researchers, collaborators, and partners. We value and celebrate the unique contributions and insights that individuals from different racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and linguistic backgrounds bring to our scientific endeavors. Through this collective wealth of perspectives, we can foster creativity and drive scientific advancements that benefit all children living with IBD and celiac disease.

Finally, we are also committed to engaging diverse patient populations and communities in our research efforts and are working to ensure that our research data are comprehensive and representative. We understand the historical and ongoing disparities in research access and representation faced by marginalized communities. We are committed to collaborating with our patient community and other stakeholders to ensure our research is inclusive, culturally sensitive, and aligned with the needs and priorities of diverse populations. Through our unwavering dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we aim to generate discoveries that not only advance scientific knowledge but also translate into tangible improvements in care for children with IBD and celiac disease.

Land Acknowledgement

A land acknowledgment is a traditional custom in many Native communities and nations to show respect to the people of the land since time immemorial.

We recognize that Stanford sits on the ancestral land of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. This land was and continues to be of great importance to the Ohlone people. Consistent with our values of community and inclusion, we have a responsibility to acknowledge, honor and make visible the university’s relationship to Native peoples.

We invite our community to better understand the history and present context of the Indigenous communities of the land where we live, study, and work.