December 14-16, 2023 | Orlando, FL |
Oriana M. Damas, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami Crohn's and Colitis Center in the Division of Gastroenterology and the Director of Translational Studies for the Center. She is an IBD clinician and also a physician scientist. Her research delves into understanding environmental and dietary patterns that can influence development of disease and modify disease outcomes. Dr. Damas has an NIH NIDDK K23 award that focuses on understanding dietary, genetic and microbiome factors that lead to gut inflammation in Hispanics, which represent an emerging population of IBD. She also spearheads several clinical trials including dietary trials that seek to identify beneficial diets that improve response to biologic induction.