Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School
Dr. Ashwin Ananthakrishnan is the Director of the MGH Crohn’s and Colitis Center and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He completed his medical school training at JIPMER in India and subsequently obtained his Masters in Public Health degree at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. After completing his GI fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin, he joined the faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital where he is involved in clinical care, research, and teaching.
In addition to his clinical expertise in the management of patients with complex IBD, he has been involved in NIH-funded investigations using large prospective cohorts to define the role of environment on IBD. He is also conducting studies aimed to personalize IBD therapy by defining individual patient trajectories and to understand the appropriate treatment algorithms in vulnerable populations including the elderly. He has published over 250 manuscripts, has co-authored two textbooks in IBD in addition to serving on editorial boards of multiple journals.