Dr. Millie Long received her medical degree from University of Virginia, Charlottesville, in 2002 and completed her residency in internal medicine and a chief residency at University of Alabama at Birmingham. She then completed fellowships in gastroenterology and hepatology, preventive medicine, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), all at University of North Carolina (UNC) and is currently Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine and Director of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program at UNC at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Long’s clinical practice is at the UNC Multidisciplinary Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Center. Her research interests include prevention of complications of IBD, women’s health, and clinical epidemiology. Dr. Long has contributed numerous peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and review articles to the medical literature. She is an investigator for the IBD Partners cohort, a prospective cohort focusing on patient-reported outcomes that includes over 15,000 patients living with IBD. She serves as an invited reviewer for journals such as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Gastroenterology, and the American Journal of Gastroenterology.
Board certified in internal medicine, preventive medicine, and gastroenterology, Dr. Long is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, where she serves on the Practice Parameters Committee and chairs the Research Committee. She is also a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, where she cochairs the Clinical Research Alliance.
Bruce E. Sands, MD, MS
Dr. Burrill B. Crohn Professor of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York
Dr. Bruce Sands is an expert in the management of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and has earned an international reputation for his care of patients with complex and refractory disease. Dr. Sands was awarded his undergraduate and medical degrees from Boston University in Massachusetts, and trained in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. After completing his gastroenterology fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, he joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School and served as the Acting Chief of the Gastrointestinal Unit at MGH before moving to Mount Sinai in 2010 as Chief of the Dr. Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology.
Dr. Sands is widely recognized for his innovative treatment of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and for his clinical investigations of new therapeutics. Dr. Sands' research also explores IBD epidemiology and includes the creation of a population-based cohort of IBD patients in Rhode Island, a project funded by both the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Sands has served as an Associate Editor for the journal Gastroenterology, and has published over 200 original manuscripts in leading journals such as Gut, Gastroenterology, and the American Journal of Gastroenterology. He was the lead investigator of the landmark studies ACCENT 2, UNIFI, and VARSITY, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Dr. Sands is a past chair of the Clinical Research Alliance of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and served as chair of the Immunology, Microbiology and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Section of the American Gastroenterological Association. Additionally, Dr. Sands was the chair of the International Organization for the Study of IBD (IOIBD). In 2016 Dr. Sands was awarded the Dr. Henry Janowitz Lifetime Achievement Award from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, that organization’s highest honor.
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