Anita Afzali, MD, MPH, FACG
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH

As a gastroenterologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and medical director of The Ohio State University Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Dr. Afzali specializes in caring for and treating patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Her areas of research include the clinical outcomes and risks of IBD therapy, pharmacopidemiology, pharmacoeconomics and pregnant women with inflammatory bowel disease. In collaboration with Seattle Children’s Hospital, she developed the first pediatric to adult IBD transition clinic in the Northwest. She's written several peer-reviewed publications and have been invited to lecture on many national and international programs.

Columbus, OH

 Anita Afzali, Christopher J. Park, Kehao Zhu, Jie Kate Hu, Prachi Sharma, Mika N. Sinanan, Scott D. Lee. Preoperative Use of Methotrexate and the Risk of Early Postoperative Complications in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 2016 August; 22(8): 1887-1895.

 Ryan B. O’Malley, Neil J. Hansen, Jonathan Carnell, Anita Afzali, Mariam Moshiri. Update on MR Enterography: Potentials and Pitfalls. Current Radiology Reports. 2016 June, 4(8): 1-17.

 Anita Afzali and Raymond K Cross. Racial and Ethnic Minorities with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the United States: A systematic review of disease characteristics and differences. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 2016 August; 22(8): 2023-2040.

 Anita Afzali. Pediatric to Adult Transition of Care in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A common and necessary process. World Gastroenterology Organization, e-WGN. www.worldgastroenterology.org (November 2016, Volume 21, Issue 3).

 Anita Afzali, Kristine Ogden, Michael L. Friedman, Jingdong Chao, Anthony Wang. Costs of Providing Infusion Therapy for Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in a Hospital-based Infusion Center Setting. Journal of Medical Economics. 2017 January; 23: 1-35.

 Anita Afzali and Ghassan Wahbeh. Transition of Pediatric to Adult Care in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Is it as easy as 1, 2, 3? World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2017 May; 23: 3624-3631.

 William J. Sandborn, Douglas C. Wolf, Gordana Kosutic, Gerry Parker, Stefan Schreiber, Scott D. Lee, Bincy Abraham, Anita Afzali, Razvan I. Arsenescu, Alexandra Gutierrez, Marshall Spearman, Jason Coarse and Brian G. Feagan. Effects of Transient and Persistent Anti-drug Antibodies to Certolizumab Pegol: Longitudinal Data From a 7-Year Study in Crohn’s Disease. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 2017 July; 23:1047-1056.

 MEB Clowse, AE Scheuerle, C. Chambers, Anita Afzali, AB Kimball, JJ Cush, M. Cooney, L Shaughnessy, M. Vanderkelen and F. Foger. Pregnancy Outcomes after Exposure to Certolizumab Pegol: Updated Results from a Pharmacovigilance Safety Database. Arthritis & Rheumatology. 2018 September; 70(9): 1399-1407.

 Anita Afzali, Matthew A Ciorba MD, David A. Schwartz MD, Mai Sharaf MD, Chris Fourment MD, Timothy Ritter MD, Douglas C. Wolf MD, Ira Shafran MD, Charles W. Randall MD, Sunanda V Kane MD, MSPH. Challenges in Using Real-World Clinical Practice Records for Validation of Clinical Trial Data in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Lessons Learned. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 2018; 24: 2-4.

 Evan Tiderington, Anita Afzali. Approach to Management of the Patient with IBD Following TNF Inhibitor Failure. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management. 2018 May; 25(5):219-228.

 Anita Afzali and Seymour Katz. Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Baby to Baby Boomer: Pediatric and Elderly onset of IBD. Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology. 2018 September; 16:289-305.

 Kruger AJ, Hinton A, Afzali A. Index severity score and early readmission predicts increased mortality in ulcerative colitis patients. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 2019 April; 25(5): 894-901.

 Afzali, A. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Management of the pregnant patient in disease flare or remission. Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology. 2019 April; 35: 281-87.

 Alley K, Singla A, Afzali A. Opioid use is associated with higher health care costs and emergency encounters in inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 2019 May (epub).

 Kruger AJ, Hinton A, Afzali A. To The Editors: Index Severity Score and Early Readmission Predicts Increased Morality in Crohn’s Disease Patients. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 2019 June; 25(7): e74-76.

 Chen T, Shi N, Afzali A. Chemopreventive effects of strawberry and black raspberry on colorectal cancer in inflammatory bowel disease. Nutrients 2019 June; 11(6) (epub).

 Afzali, A. Update on Pregnancy in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Gastroenterology & Hepatology 2019 June; 15:313-315

 McMahon KR, Allen KD, Afzali A, Husain S. Predicting post-operative complications in Crohn’s disease: an appraisal of clinical scoring systems and the NSQIP surgical risk calculator. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2019 Aug (epub).

 Menon, Tara and Afzali, Anita. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Practical Path to Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2019 September; 114(9): 1432-1440 .

 Menon, Tara and Afzali, Anita. Immune-mediated Colitis. Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology. 2019 November; 1-18 (epub).

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    Corey Siegel, MD & Dana Lukin, MD

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    The Guide to Guidelines in IBD: Interpretation and Appropriate Use in Clinical Practice

    William J. Sandborn, MD; Gary Lichtenstein, MD; Brian G. Feagan, MD

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    Stephen Hanauer, MD; Gary Lichtenstein, MD; Maria Abreu, MD

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    Stephen Hanauer, MD; Gary Lichtenstein, MD; Uma Mahadevan, MD; William Sandborn, MD

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    Managing Crohn's disease for the IBD specialist

    Sharon Dudley-Brown, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN

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    Managing ulcerative colitis for the IBD specialist

    Elisabeth Evans, MSN, FNP-BC

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    Managing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C and IBS-D)

    Nicole Martinez de Andino, RD, ARPRN

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    GHAPP Conference: Optimizing the Management of IBD: Strategies for NPs and PAs

    Sharon Dudley-Brown, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN ; Karen Hanson, MS, APRN, CNP

    Didactic Lecture

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    Beyond TNF-Inhibitors: Optimizing Care for Patients with IBD

    Stephen Hanauer, MD; Miguel Regueiro, MD; William Sandborn, MD

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    Sharon Dudley Brown, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN

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    Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD; Maria T. Abreu, MD; Edward V. Loftus Jr., MD

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    Sharon Dudley-Brown, PhD, FNP and Elisabeth Evans, NP

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    James Lindsay, MD, Peter Irving, MD

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    Philippe Marteau, MD, Jean-Frederic Colombel, MD

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