About IBD

Patient Leader

I’ve been writing about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other health conditions since 2000. I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at 16, at a time when there wasn’t much information, there were few treatment options, and the Internet was still far off. At 26 I had a colectomy with the creation of a j-pouch. I have two children, who were born after I had my j-pouch surgery. I'm a writer, advocate, and patient educator and besides writing the IBD topic area at Verywell.com, I have my own site at AboutIBD.com, the About IBD Podcast on iTunes, and travel several times a year to educate people with IBD and learn more about these diseases from physician experts in clinical care.


Fairfield, CT

Past Awards Participation

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards


Lifetime Achievement Best in Show: Podcast
About IBD

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