Ashwin Ananthakrishnan, M.P.H., M.B.B.S., M.D.

Physician Investigator (Cl)
Gastroenterology, Mass General Research Institute
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Assistant In Medicine
Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital
MBBS Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research 2003
MPH Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health 2004
clostridium difficile; clostridium infections; colitis ulcerative; crohn disease; crohn's disease; gastrointestinal hemorrhage; hospitalization; inflammatory bowel diseases; ulcerative colitis

My research is focused on the epidemiology and outcomes of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases.

I am involved in studies that are aimed to better understand the risk factors (including diet and environment) for developing Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. This will help us better understand the pathogenesis of these conditions which will eventually lead to novel treatments.

I am also conducting clinical research that examines the course of disease and response to various therapies with the aim of developing predictive models that can be used both to inform about disease course as well the likelihood of response to specific therapy.

I am interested in novel tools to monitor disease activity and identify complications. I participate in clinical trials related to inflammatory bowel diseases. I am also involved in various research projects using large datasets to determine patterns of care and outcome as they relate to gastroenterology.