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Sandra Kim, MD, is medical director of the nationally recognized Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center, within the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. She is also associate professor of clinical pediatrics at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Kim’s clinical and research interests focus on pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases, including adolescent transitioning and quality improvement in pediatric IBD and translational research investigating the bacterial and genetic influences in IBD. Her research has been funded by the NIH and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). Dr. Kim currently serves as Chair of Pediatric Affairs for CCFA nationally and is a member of the Executive Committee for the CCFA National Scientific Advisory Committee as well as the steering committees for the CCFA Pediatric IBD Research Network (PRO-KIIDS) and the IBD Exchange. In addition, she chairs the Clinical Practice committee and Adolescent Transitioning working group for ImproveCareNow, a national, multi-institution collaborative focusing on improving outcomes in IBD patients. Prior to joining Nationwide Children’s, Dr. Kim also served as Chair of the Missions Committee and as a member of the CCFA Carolinas Chapter Board of Directors and was also member of the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House – Chapel Hill. As a reflection of her dedication to her profession, Dr. Kim was awarded the 2011 Rosenthal Award for her leadership in patient education and advocacy by the CCFA. She has also authored numerous studies on pediatric and adolescent inflammatory bowel diseases.