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Eric Vasiliauskas, MD
Associate Clinical Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Eric A. Vasiliauskas, MD is Associate Clinical Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Cedars-Sinai and a member of the F. Widjaja Foundation Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute.
Dr. Vasiliauskas is actively involved in all the inflammatory bowel disease clinical research protocols at Cedars-Sinai. He serves as the principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous research studies. His primary focus has been on the application of serum immune and genetic markers and newer diagnostic and imaging techniques, including wireless capsule enteroscopy, double-balloon enteroscopy, and CT and MRI enterography to better define specific disease subgroups within Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and indeterminate colitis. He has also been involved in pioneering the use of a variety of novel therapies in inflammatory bowel disease, including anti-TNF monoclonal antibodies (infliximab and adalimumab), the pegylated anti-TNF monoclonal antibody fragment CDP-870, natalizumab, thalidomide, next-generation thalidomide-derivatives and other novel therapies. Dr. Vasiliauskas also has an interest in dietary and nontraditional interventions in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr. Vasiliauskas has served on the Professional Education Committee of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) and is currently serving on the Pediatric IBD Committee of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN). He is also a member of the American Gastroenterological Society. He has written numerous articles for such peer-reviewed publications as Gastroenterology, Gut, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and American Journal of Gastroenterology.
Dr. Vasiliauskas earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford. After a general pediatrics internship and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Vasiliauskas completed a pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition fellowship at Children's Hospital, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and at Martin Luther King, Jr./Charles R. Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles. He also completed a two-year fellowship specifically in inflammatory bowel disease at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Click here for a list of Dr. Vasiliauskas' research articles.