Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric IBD Center
Abe and Claire Levine Chair in Pediatric IBD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
Marla C. Dubinsky received a medical degree from Queen’s University in Canada and completed her clinical pediatric gastroenterology training at Sainte-Justine Hospital, University of Montreal in Quebec, Canada. Currently, Dr. Dubinsky is Director of the Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Board certified in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology, Dr. Dubinsky holds positions of prominence with several advisory bodies, including Chair of the Western Regional Pediatric IBD Research Alliance and President of We Care in IBD. She is a member of several professional societies, including the American Gastroenterology Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Among her many honors, Dr. Dubinsky was recently awarded the Abe and Claire Levine Chair in Pediatric IBD.
Dr. Dubinsky’s work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Gastroenterology, The Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, and the American Journal of Gastroenterology. In addition, she has authored book chapters for Trends in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Therapy and Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Diagnosis and Therapeutics. Dr. Dubinsky has lectured widely nationally and internationally. Dr. Dubinsky’s main research interests are health outcomes and the epidemiology and genetic influences of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children. Her objective is to study the influence of genetics and immune responses on the variability in clinical presentations of early-onset IBD. Additional interests include the study of pharmacogenetics to evaluate how heredity influences drug responses and optimizing and individualizing the management of IBD.