Meeting Chairs

Full Series Chair

Miguel D. Regueiro, MD, FACG - VIRTUAL/March 6 and CHICAGO/August 7

Miguel D. Regueiro, MD, FACG

Department Chairman
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio

Miguel Regueiro earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania, his medical degree at Drexel (Hahnemann) University and completed his internal medicine internship, residency, and clinical and research fellowship training in gastroenterology at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Hospital. Dr. Regueiro was Professor of Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine from 2000 to 2018. There he served as the IBD Clinical Medical Director, Senior Medical Lead of Specialty Medical Homes, was Professor with Tenure, and honored as the UPMC Endowed Chair for Patient Centered Care in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Dr. Regueiro is currently the Chair of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Vice Chair of the Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.  He serves as Medical Co-Chair of Digestive Disease and Surgical Institute Research Governance committee and is Professor of Medicine at the Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Regueiro’s main clinical and research interest is Inflammatory Bowel Diseases with a focus on the natural course of these diseases and postoperative prevention of Crohn’s disease.  Recently, he has been involved in transformative medicine initiatives and developing new models of healthcare, including the first-of-its kind specialty medical home for IBD. Dr. Regueiro is investigating alternative models of care in population-based health that integrates patients, payers, providers, pharmaceutical industry, and other facets of healthcare delivery around these novel programs.



Meeting Co-Chairs

Gil Y. Melmed, MD, MS, FACG - VIRTUAL/April 16

Gil Y. Melmed, MD, FACGCedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California


Gil Y. Melmed, MD, MS, is the Co-Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He earned his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York, and master of science in clinical research from UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles. Dr. Melmed completed his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles. 
He has authored or coauthored more than 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters. Dr. Melmed is an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Gastroenterology, an ad hoc reviewer for several journals, and previously a clinical research editor for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. His research interests include clinical outcomes and quality of care in IBD. He has given more than 100 invited lectures and presentations nationally and internationally. He is a committee member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Gastroenterology and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, where he serves as co-chair of the IBD Quality of Care committee. He has led or participated in the development of quality measures for IBD with the American Gastroenterology Association, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, and the Canadian Crohn’s and Colitis organizations.

Bincy P. Abraham, MD, MS, FACG - VIRTUAL/June 19

Bincy P. Abraham, MD, MSProfessor of Clinical Medicine
Houston Methodist - Weill Cornell
Houston, Texas


Bincy P. Abraham, MD, MS, is an associate professor of clinical medicine in the Academic Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Houston Methodist – Weill Cornell in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Abraham earned her undergraduate degree in bioengineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, and then received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston. She completed her internal medicine internship and residency, as well as a gastroenterology fellowship at UTMB, where she also earned a master’s in clinical investigation and received specialized training in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). During her training, she completed a National Visiting Fellow IBD Rotation Program through the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. She is board-certified in Internal medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Abraham is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and chair of the South Texas Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Medical Advisory Committee.

Marla Dubinsky, MD - BOSTON/September 11

Marla Dubinsky, MD

Icahn School of Medicine
New York, New York

Marla C. Dubinsky received a medical degree from Queen’s University in Canada and completed her clinical pediatric gastroenterology training at Sainte-Justine Hospital, University of Montreal in Quebec, Canada. Currently, Dr. Dubinsky is Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Co-Director of the Susan and Leonard Feinstein Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Center, and Professor of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center in New York.

Board certified in pediatric gastroenterology, Dr. Dubinsky holds positions of prominence with several advisory bodies, including President of We Care in IBD. She is a member of several professional societies, including the American Gastroenterology Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, FACG - BALTIMORE/September 25

Millie D. long, MD, MPH, FACG Associate Professor of Medicine
 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, FACG, earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Virginia. She completed a residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She then completed a gastroenterology fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at University of North Carolina, she also completed a fellowship in preventive medicine, advanced training in inflammatory bowel diseases, and a Master's of Public Health in epidemiology. She is board certified in internal medicine, preventive medicine and gastroenterology. She is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine. She is the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program Director at UNC. Dr. Long's interests include research on prevention of complications of inflammatory bowel disease, women's health, and clinical outcomes research. Dr. Long has contributed numerous peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and review articles to the medical literature. She has served as Associate Editor for IBD for The American Journal of Gastroenterology, and as an invited reviewer for journals such as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Gastroenterology, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Dr. Long is a fellow of the ACG member and serves on the ACG Practice Parameters Committee as a GRADE reviewer and is chair of the ACG Research Committee. She is also a member of the AGA where she serves on the Education and Training Committee, and the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, where she co-chairs the Clinical Research Alliance.

Raymond K. Cross Jr., MD, MS, FACG - BALTIMORE/September 25

Raymond K. Cross Jr., MD, MS, FACGProfessor of Medicine, Director of the IBD Program
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland


Raymond K. Cross, Jr., MD, MS, FACG, is a Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He is also Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and is Co-Director of the Digestive Health Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Cross received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Jefferson College and his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the University of Maryland and Baltimore VA Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Cross obtained a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Cross has authored over 100 journal articles, reviews, and book chapters. His research interests include application of telemedicine in the care of patients with IBD, disparities, outcomes research and clinical trials. He is Co-Chair of the Clinical Research Alliance, past Chair of the Clinical Grants Review Committee and Patient Education Committee, and was selected as vanguard site investigator for IBD Plexus for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.