M. T. Abreu

University of Miami, USA

Maria T. Abreu, M.D. degree, is the Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Professor of medicine at the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami Health System, Fla, USA. Dr. Abreu received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Miami. Her postdoctoral training included an internship and residency in medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass, USA. She then completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular and cancer biology at the University of California, Los Angeles, Calif, USA. Prior to joining the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Abreu served as the Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center and an Associate Professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. A Member of the American Society of Clinical Investigators (ASCI) and one of American’s Top Doctors (Castle and Connelly), Dr. Abreu has published more than 90 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and reviews. She is 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 serves a leading role in several professional societies, including the American College of Gastroenterology’s Women’s Committee, the AGA Underrepresented Minorities Committee, and the National Institutes of Health’s Gastrointestinal Mucosal Pathobiology (GMPB) Study Section. Dr. Abreu’s research interest is 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. She is a frequent speaker at national and international symposiums on basic science and clinical topics.

Biography Updated on 2 January 2011

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