Dr. Richard Rood will join the Department of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology as a Professor in November, 2018.
Dr. Rood is originally from New Jersey but has spent many years in Ohio. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from The Ohio State University. He attended Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio and returned to The Ohio State University Medical Center for his Internal Medicine Residency. He did his Gastroenterology Fellowship at Tufts University and then joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland as a member of the Meyerhoff Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center. He then returned to Ohio to found the Center for Digestive Health in the Cleveland suburbs and was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Case Western University School of Medicine. Following this, he joined the faculty of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine as Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Medical Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program of the Digestive Diseases Division.
Dr. Rood’s broad interests are in the diagnosis and management of general luminal digestive disorders. In his position at Washington University, he will function as a member of the General Gastroenterology and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Programs. His passion lies in management of intestinal disorders, especially inflammatory bowel diseases, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s Disease, microscopic colitis and celiac disease along with studying the pathophysiology of diarrhea. He helped develop a program for the transition of adolescent IBD patients to the adult practice and has served the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation serving in multiple capacities, including medical advisor, president of the local chapter, and as a national trustee. Within the American College of Gastroentology, he is active in the accreditation of telemedicine programs. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterology Association, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.