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IBD News from UPMC Children’s

June 8, 2021

Sandra C. Kim, MD, Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, started her term as President of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Chapter for 2021-2022 in January 2021.

Dr. Kim is a nationally respected expert in pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and is continually active in the areas of patient advocacy, education, and professional development. Most recently, Dr. Kim served as the chair of Government Affairs for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation National Scientific Advisory Committee. She remains active in Improve Care Now, an international pediatric IBD quality improvement network as a member of the Physician Leadership Group, past chair of the Clinical Practice Committee, and current co-chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. She also remains active in the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition (NASPGHAN) as outgoing chair of the NASPGHAN First Year Fellows Conference and as a member of the Public Affairs and Advocacy Committee. 

Dr. Kim is a sought-after speaker at national and international conferences. Recently, in May 2021, Dr. Kim recorded a Bowel Sounds podcast for NASPGHAN. Dr. Kim’s discussion, titled “Treatment of Pediatric IBD…Except the Medications," focuses on the treatment of IBD in children apart from medication selection and the hurdles and challenges patients and their families experience when faced with a new IBD diagnosis. Listen to Dr. Kim’s NASPGHAN Bowel Sounds Podcast.