GI leader to know: Dr. Athos Bousvaros of Boston Children's Hospital

Athos Bousvaros, MD, is the associate chief of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Boston Children's Hospital, and has worked at the hospital for over 25 years.

Dr. Bousvaros is also the associate director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Boston Children's Hospital, where he treats complex cases of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's.

His research interests include studying the intestinal microbiome to identify the cause of IBD and developing new therapies for IBD. Dr. Bousvaros has over 100 review and original publications in medical literature.

Previously, Dr. Bousvaros served as the chair of the chapter medical advisory committee of the New England Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, as well as president of the North American Society for Pediatric GI and Nutrition.

When not treating patients or conducting research, Dr. Bousvaros develops patient education materials for children with chronic illness, including medical comics.

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