Jeffrey Hyams, MD

Dr. Hyams is one of the world’s leading experts in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. As Head of the Division of Digestive Diseases, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, he has led pivotal clinical trials for therapeutic agents in IBD and directed a long-term natural history registry that has described the course of almost 2000 children newly diagnosed with IBD. Dr. Hyams is the recent recipient of a $10.4M grant from the National Institutes of Health investigating the response of children newly diagnosed with ulcerative colitis to standardized therapies. He has worked with the FDA developing endpoints for pediatric clinical trials, has published more than 250 peer reviewed articles, and is the co-editor of one of the standard pediatric digestive disease textbooks, Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. Dr. Hyams was the first pediatrician to ever receive the prestigious Scientific Achievement in IBD Clinical Research Award from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. He graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and conducted his residency and fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital.