U-M Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

The Michigan Medicine Inflammmatory Bowel Disease Program is an internationally recognized group of clinicians, surgeons, and researchers dedicated to the management of the inflammatory bowel diseases. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis often present unique challenges requiring specialty expertise and a multi-disciplinary approach to your care. Every year, our program sees thousands of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, providing consultations for patients from across the United States and throughout Michigan. Experienced medical decision-making, expert surgical knowledge, dedicated nutritional support services, and access to new treatments and clinical trials all merge to provide complete care for the complex issues associated with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Our Team

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology IBD Program is led by Peter Higgins, MD, PhD, MSc (Head of IBD) and Shrinivas Bishu, MD (Clinical Director). Dr. Higgins and Dr. Bishu are supported by an experienced team of physicians, surgeons, physican assistants, behaviorial health psychologists, and nutrition and diet specialists. Learn more.

Patient Education


Our faculty and staff members are actively involved in a wide range of research areas related to IBD and its complications. Learn more about the basic science research we're conducting and our clinical trials.

Physician Education and Training

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology offers three fellowship programs, including our three-year GI Fellowship Program. Our faculty are also heavily involved with training activities within the Department of Internal Medicine and the Univeristy of Michigan Medical School. Learn more.