Marla C. Dubinsky, MD

Director, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Abe and Claire Levine Chair in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Marla C. Dubinsky, MD is Director of the Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at Cedars-Sinai and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She holds the Abe and Claire Levine Chair in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Dr. Dubinsky's research interests include the immune and genetic influences on the natural history and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Her main objective is to study how genetics and immune responses impact the variability in clinical presentations of early onset IBD. Additional interests include the study of pharmacogenetics to evaluate how heredity influences drug responses and optimizing and individualizing the management of IBD. Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Dubinsky has lectured widely at the national and international level. She has also written articles for numerous peer reviewed journals including Gastroenterology, The Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, and the American Journal of Gastroenterology. In addition, she has authored book chapters for Trends in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Therapy and Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Diagnosis and Therapeutics. She is a member of several professional societies including the American Gastroenterology Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has served on many committees as a chair, co-chair and member.

Dr. Dubinsky earned her medical degree from Queen's University in Canada. She completed her pediatric residency at Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary, Canada and her pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at Sainte-Justine Hospital at the University of Montreal in Quebec, Canada. She completed her research fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at Sainte-Justine Hospital and a research fellowship in inflammatory bowel disease at Cedars-Sinai. She is board-certified in pediatric gastroenterology.

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