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About IBD

Feb 12, 2019

What is the microbiome, how might it be connected to IBD and other conditions, and how can it affect health when it's pushed out of balance? Dr Sarina Pasricha of the Christiana Care Health System gives me the scoop on how the microbiome is created when we are young and how it changes with our activities and diet, as well as why we should not try fecal transplants at home, and how a little bit of dirt is good for our kids.
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After completing her undergraduate training in biological anthropology and nutrition from Harvard University, Dr. Pasricha attended Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine for medical school. She subsequently completed her residency and fellowship at the University of North Carolina where she also received a Masters of Science in Clinical Research. She has published extensively in the most respected gastroenterology journals and has given more than 30 national presentations. In addition to receiving numerous teaching awards, she has received prestigious awards from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Pasricha’s research background will allow her to best use evidence-based medicine to individually treat her patients.
Dr. Pasricha’s clinical interests include, but are not limited to, prevention of colon cancer, evaluation and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease and esophageal cancer, and women’s wellness and health with a focus on integrative gastroenterology. She has completed additional subspecialty training in motility disorders with a focus on esophageal motility, constipation, fecal incontinence, and prevention and non-surgical treatment of hemorrhoids.
Dr. Pasricha is a native of Delaware and is an alumnus of Sanford School. She resides in Delaware with her husband and two daughters.