Dr. Sarah Streett is the Clinical Director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Stanford and is passionate about taking care of people with IBD. She is a national expert in the treating of complex IBD and is expanding our services to offer multi-disciplinary care and opportunities for clinical research participation. In 2018 she received the Champion of Hope Award from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and serves on their Medical Advisory Board. Her interests are in fertility and pregnancy in people with IBD, developing precision approaches to IBD therapy, and in the role that the microbiome and diet play its pathogenesis. She is one of the investigators in the Stanford IBD Registry and has research projects focused on optimizing clinical outcomes in IBD, the role of the microbiota and diet in IBD and pregnancy and applying new technologies to individualizing therapy for IBD.

Dr. Streett has a national leadership role in the American Gastroenterological Association, where has been Chair of the Practice Management and Economics Committee, as well as Chair of the AGA’s initiatives on Obesity. She currently serves on the Government Affairs Committee and is a special government employee at the FDA. She has represented the interests of gastroenterologists and their patients on Capitol Hill numerous times. Dr. Streett believes strongly in a collaborative approach to give patient’s personalized care based on the latest therapies for the treatment of IBD.

Clinical Focus

  • Gastroenterology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Fertility and Pregnancy in IBD
  • Transition from pediatric to adult IBD care
  • Pouchitis

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford University (2015 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine (1997)
  • Fellowship:Stanford School of Medicine (1997)
  • Residency:Stanford School of Medicine (1994)
  • Internship:Stanford School of Medicine (1992)
  • Medical Education:Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1991) MD

Community and International Work

  • Crohn's and Colitis Medical Advisory Board


    Patient Education

    Partnering Organization(s)



    Bay Area

    Ongoing Project


    Opportunities for Student Involvement



Graduate and Fellowship Programs

  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Fellowship Program)


All Publications

  • White Paper AGA: POWER - Practice Guide on Obesity and Weight Management, Education and Resources. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology Acosta, A., Streett, S., Kroh, M. D., Cheskin, L. J., Saunders, K. H., Kurian, M., Schofield, M., Barlow, S. E., Aronne, L. 2017


    The epidemic of obesity continues at alarming rates, with a high burden to our economy and society. The American Gastroenterological Association understands the importance of embracing obesity as a chronic, relapsing disease and supports a multidisciplinary approach to the management of obesity. Because gastrointestinal disorders resulting from obesity are more frequent and often present sooner than type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease, gastroenterologists have an opportunity to address obesity and provide an effective therapy early. Patients who are overweight or obese already fill gastroenterology clinics with gastroesophageal reflux disease and its associated risks of Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer, gallstone disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease/nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, and colon cancer. Obesity is a major modifiable cause of diseases of the digestive tract that frequently goes unaddressed. As internists, specialists in digestive disorders, and endoscopists, gastroenterologists are in a unique position to play an important role in the multidisciplinary treatment of obesity. This American Gastroenterological Association paper was developed with content contribution from Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, The Obesity Society, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, endorsed with input by American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, and Obesity Medicine Association, and describes POWER: Practice Guide on Obesity and Weight Management, Education and Resources. Its objective is to provide physicians with a comprehensive, multidisciplinary process to guide and personalize innovative obesity care for safe and effective weight management.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.cgh.2016.10.023

    View details for PubMedID 28242319

  • White Paper AGA: An Episode-of-Care Framework for the Management of Obesity: Moving Towards High Value, High Quality Care: A Report from the American Gastroenterological Association Institute Obesity Episode of Care and Bundle Initiative Work Group. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology Brill, J. V., Ashmore, J. A., Brengman, M. L., Buffington, D. E., Feldshon, S. D., Friedman, K. E., Margolis, P. S., Markus, D., Narramore, L., Rastogi, A., Starpoli, A. A., Strople, K., White, J. V., Streett, S. E. 2017


    The American Gastroenterological Association acknowledges the need for gastroenterologists to participate in and provide value-based care for both cognitive and procedural conditions. Episodes of care are designed to engage specialists in the movement toward fee for value, while facilitating improved outcomes and patient experience and a reduction in unnecessary services and overall costs. The episode of care model puts the patient at the center of all activity related to their particular diagnosis, procedure, or health care event, rather than on a physician's specific services. It encourages and incents communication, collaboration, and coordination across the full continuum of care and creates accountability for the patient's entire experience and outcome. This paper outlines a collaborative approach involving multiple stakeholders for gastrointestinal practices to assess their ability to participate in and implement an episode of care for obesity and understand the essentials of coding and billing for these services.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.cgh.2017.02.002

    View details for PubMedID 28238952

  • Our Practices, Ourselves: How do we establish a Personal Connection with our Patients AGA Perspectives Streett, S. E. 2010; 6 (4): 16
  • Endoscopic colorectal cancer screening in women: can we do better? GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY Streett, S. E. 2007; 65 (7): 1047-1049

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.gie.2007.02.037

    View details for Web of Science ID 000247216300018

    View details for PubMedID 17531639

  • Does gender affect career satisfaction and advancement in gastroenterology? Results of an AGA institute-sponsored survey Digestive Disease Week/107th Annual Meeting of the American-Gastroenterological-Association Gerson, L. B., Twomey, K., Hecht, G., Lee, L., McQuaid, K., Pizarro, T. T., Street, S., Yoshida, C., Early, D. W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC. 2007: 1598–1606


    Women comprise 19% of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) membership. We performed a prospective study to determine whether female gastroenterologists were less likely to achieve career advancement and satisfaction.We administered an online survey to AGA members from 2004-2006. The survey contained questions regarding effects of gender on career advancement, satisfaction with career, promotional policies, and integration of family and career.A total of 457 individuals (response rate 9% after 2 major invitations) completed the survey, including 262 (57%) women (20% in private practice, 53% in academic careers, and 27% trainees) and 195 men (23% in private practice, 58% in academic careers, and 19% trainees). The male gastroenterologists were significantly older (P < .005) and in their careers for significantly more years (P = .002). There were no significant differences with respect to marital status, number of children, or number of hours worked between the genders. Men were more likely to achieve the rank of full professor (P = .035), and significantly more women reported that gender affected their career advancement (47% vs 9%; P < .001). Women in academic careers reported less satisfaction with their careers (P = .01) and perceived more difficulty in achieving promotion and tenure. Women were more likely to choose private practice careers because of part-time options (P = .025). Equal numbers of men and women in practice reported difficulty balancing work and family life.Significantly more female than male gastroenterologists perceive that gender has affected their career advancement. Female academic gastroenterologists reported less overall career satisfaction and promotion than male academic gastroenterologists.

    View details for DOI 10.1053/j.gastro.2007.02.045

    View details for Web of Science ID 000246020900043

    View details for PubMedID 17408634