Dr. Anas Gremida joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology as an Assistant Professor in July, 2020.
Dr. Gremida trained and obtained his medical degree from Zawia University School of Medicine in Zawia, Libya where he graduated with the distinction of Summa Cum Laude. Upon completion of medical school, he then moved to the United States where he undertook Internal Medicine externships at the University of Illinois (Chicago) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Harvard system). He subsequently undertook a four-year, combined internal medicine and pediatrics training program at Saint Louis University, followed by his fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of New Mexico. His outstanding performance during his training was recognized by the Mission in Motion Award from SSM Healthcare and the Best Performance Award. Following the completion of this training, Dr. Gremida was highly recruited in 2019 to Washington University School of Medicine as the inaugural Lawrence C. Pakula, MD Advanced Fellow in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.
In addition to his clinical expertise, Dr. Gremida has an extensive background of publication, with more than a dozen first-author publications. He is currently involved in three areas of inflammatory bowel disease research, including analyzing the prevalence of histoplasmosis and other fungal infections in inflammatory bowel disease patients and how the rates compare to other infectious diseases that are screened for when undergoing immune suppressive therapies. With his relatively unique background of dual training in Pediatrics and Adult Medicine, Dr. Gremida also brings to the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases group an opportunity to better support patients as they transition into the adult IBD practice from the pediatric group.