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Sheila Eileen Crowe, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FACG, AGAF

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Dr. Sheila Crowe received her medical degree in 1982 from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and completed postgraduate training in internal medicine and gastroenterology there. After additional research training in the Intestinal Diseases Research Unit at McMaster University and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, she joined the faculty at McMaster University before moving to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1992. She moved to the University of Virginia in 2001 where she served as the Director of the Celiac Disease Center, Director of Endoscopy at the Outpatient Surgical Center, T32 GI Training Grant Director and Director of Faculty Development for the Division. Dr. Crowe joined the Division of Gastroenterology at UCSD as Director of Research and Director of the UCSD T32 Gastroenterology Training Grant in 2011. As a clinician-scientist, Dr. Crowe has been active in bench research, clinical care, teaching, and mentoring. She is named in Best Doctors dating back to 1996. Her clinical interests span from H. pylori infection, acid-peptic diseases, infectious GI diseases, celiac disease and GI food allergies to colorectal cancer screening. She is active in teaching and mentoring and is the recipient of the 2013 AGA Distinguished Educator Award. Dr. Crowe has been very active in the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) serving on many committees over the past 17 years. She recently completed a 3-year term as Councillor-at-Large on the Governing Board of the AGA and in that role she chaired the AGA Publication Committee and served as Editor of AGA Perspectives. Dr Crowe serves on the ABIM GI Board. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the AGA. Dr. Crowe served a 4-year term as a member of the Clinical and Integrative Gastrointestinal Pathobiology (CIGP) National Institutes of Health Study Section and terms on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Physiology: Gastrointestinal and Liver, and Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics and the Nature series journal Mucosal Immunology. She chairs the NIDDK SEP “Fellowships in Digestive Diseases & Nutrition”. Her bench research centers on understanding immune-epithelial interactions involved in inflammatory, infectious, and allergic gastrointestinal diseases. She has received various research grants and career awards including ongoing funding from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to examine the role of oxidative stress in the gastric mucosa as a mediator of gastric epithelial injury during Helicobacter pylori infection. Dr. Crowe was awarded the AGA 2008 Funderburg Award for her research relevant to gastric cancer and named as a 2008 Outstanding AGA Woman in Science. She received the 2013 AGA Distinguished Educator Award. Dr. Crowe is the author of various articles and book chapters, and she is invited often to lecture nationally and internationally in the areas of her expertise including celiac disease, GI food allergies and intolerances, and H. pylori infection. She served as the Director of the AGA 2010 Spring Postgraduate Course. Dr. Crowe is an author of “Celiac Disease for Dummies” published in 2010 and is the author of many UpToDate topics on H. pylori infection.