Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Weill Cornell Medical College, along with hospital partner NewYork-Presbyterian, celebrated a major step in the treatment of digestive disorders with the opening of the Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease on Sept. 12.

The center is dedicated to the research and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a condition affecting more than 1 million Americans, that most often results from two specific diseases:  ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

"IBD is a chronic, interruptive illness that affects primarily, but not exclusively, young adults and their families that love them," said Dr. Ellen Scherl, the center's director and an associate professor of medicine at Weill Cornell. "At the new Roberts Center, the focus will be on individual patient care with a private practice approach, but in an academic setting; truly the best of both worlds."

The opening of the center in NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell's Stich Building on East 70th Street is the final phase of a strategic plan to develop a three-part, world-class gastrointestinal facility comprising the Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health and the Center for Colon and Rectal Surgery.