Archive for the ‘Gastroenterology & Liver Disease’ Category

University Hospitals Case Medical Center Remains Among the Elite in U.S. News & World Report Annual Survey

July 16, 2010

University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UHCMC) has again ranked among the elite in the latest U.S. News & World Report hospital rankings.  In this year’s survey, UHCMC ranked seven clinical specialties in the top 50 for hospitals and health systems nationwide.

Top among clinical departments at UHCMC, the Department of Medicine again contributed four of the specialties – Gastroenterology (28), Geriatrics (28), Cancer (34), and Pulmonology (42). This contribution by the Department of Medicine figured significantly into UHCMC joining only 152 other hospitals, or the top 3% of the nation’s 5,000 eligible healthcare organizations.

“This consistent level of excellence in compassionate, cost-effective patient care is a testament to the quality and dedication of the full time faculty in the Department of Medicine and to the leadership of our organizations.”

Richard A. Walsh, MD, Chairman, Department of Medicine

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CWRUmedicine’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Update

March 23, 2010

Investigators, led by Fabio Cominelli, M.D., Ph.D., formed an integrated team to explore multiple aspects of intestinal inflammation utilizing clinical resources as well as animal models of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Some of the topics under investigation include intestinal cytokine regulation, immune-nonimmune cell interactions, extracellular matrix biology, tolerance to indigenous intestinal flora, and state-of-the-art gene expression profiling by DNA microaray technology. In collaboration with the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, these investigators have been previously awarded by the National Institutes of Health a large five-year program project grant to study pediatric inflammatory bowel disease, the only such program in the country during that period. Basic research is complemented by a variety of clinical and translational studies. These include investigation of inflammatory bowel disease in minority populations, intestinal permeability in Crohn’s disease families, and an active program of clinical trials with state-of-the-art immunomodulators and biologicals.

Learn more at CWRUmedicine.org

CWRUmedicine 2010 “Best Doctors in America”

March 5, 2010

Representing the Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Disease, Dr. Fabio Cominelli and Dr Gerard Isenberg were elected to the 2009-2010 Best Doctors in America.

Best Doctors database contains the names and professional affiliations of doctors chosen through a comprehensive peer-review survey that asks: “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?” The database represents the top 3 percent to 5 percent of physicians in more than 400 medical subspecialties. A Best Doctors physician goes through regular evaluations by the company in order to maintain his or her status as one of the Best Doctors in America

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