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Maria T. Abreu, MD
Maria T. Abreu, MD

    Dr. Maria T. Abreu is professor of medicine and chief, division of gastroenterology, at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Florida. She completed a medical degree at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Her postdoctoral training included an internship and residency in medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr Abreu also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular and cancer biology at UCLA.

    In Dr. Abreu's previous positions, she was director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center and associate professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York. A diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Internal Medicine, and the American Board of Gastroenterology as well as a fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Abreu holds key positions with several professional societies, including the American College of Gastroenterology's Women's Committee, the AGA Under-represented Minorities Committee, and the National Institutes of Health's Gastrointestinal Mucosal Pathobiology (GMPB) Study Section.

    Dr. Abreu is an active member of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America and is listed by Castle Connolly as one of "America's Top Doctors." Her research interest focuses on host-bacterial interactions and, in particular, the role of toll-like receptor signaling in intestinal inflammation. Her translational work has focused on genotype-phenotype relationships in inflammatory bowel disease and prediction of response to medical therapies. Dr Abreu is a frequent speaker at national and international symposia on basic science and clinical topics. She serves on the editorial boards of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Journal of Immunology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology News;is a reviewer for several other journals; and has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and reviews.

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