Sheila Crowe, MD

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Dr. Crowe is a Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine at the University of California in San Diego (UCSD). She received her medical degree in 1982 from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and completed postgraduate training in internal medicine and gastroenterology at McMaster University. After additional research training in the Intestinal Diseases Research Unit at McMaster University and at the University of Toronto, she joined the faculty at McMaster University before moving to the United States in 1992. She spent 9 years at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where she served as the Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program Director before moving to the University of Virginia in 2001. There she served as the Director of the UVA Celiac Disease Center, Director of Endoscopy in the UVA Outpatient Surgical Center, Director of the Training in Digestive Diseases T32 Grant, and a member of the Department of Medicine Committee Residency Education.  She joined UCSD in July 2011 as the Director of Research in the Division of Gastroenterology and Director of the UCSD Gastroenterology T32 Training Grant.

As a clinician-scientist, Dr. Crowe is dedicated to conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching and mentoring medical students. Her clinical interests include H. pylori infection, acid-peptic diseases, infectious GI diseases, celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, food allergies and colorectal cancer screening methods. Her research is focused on understanding the immune-epithelial interactions involved in gastrointestinal diseases. She has received ongoing funding from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) for her work studying the role of oxidative stress in gastric epithelial injury related to H. pylori infections.

During her medical training, Dr. Crowe completed her gastroenterology fellowship and her residency and internship in internal medicine at McMaster University. She also earned her medical degree from McMaster University.

Dr. Crowe is a fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and serves as councillor-at-large on the organization’s Governing Board. She also chairs the AGA Publication Committee and is the editor of AGA Perspectives.

Dr. Crowe is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, the American College of Physicians and the American College of Gastroenterology. She serves on the medical advisory boards for the Celiac Disease Foundation and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness and on the editorial boards for the American Journal of Physiology – Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Mucosal Immunology, and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Dr. Crowe has been listed annually in America’s Best Doctors in America, published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., since 1996. Dr. Crowe has received several awards from the American Gastroenterological Association, including the 2008 Outstanding Woman in Science, the 2008 Funderburg Award for her gastric cancer research, and the 2013 Distinguished Educator Award. In 2010 Dr. Crowe was named in Becker’s ACS as one of 75 top gastroenterologists in the USA and in 2011 she was listed as one of Virginia and Washington DC’s “Top Doctors” in Virginia Living Magazine.
Dr. Crowe is the author of many articles and book chapters and was a contributing author for the book Celiac Disease for Dummies, published in 2010. From 2009 to 2010, she served as a consultant on topics related to celiac disease for the health section of The New York Times online.