Jeffrey Hyams, MD

Head, Division of Digestive Diseases, Hepatology and Nutrition at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Dr. Hyams is the Head of the Division of Digestive Diseases, Hepatology and Nutrition at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, CT, and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Hyams led the effort to develop and validate the Pediatric Crohn’s Disease Activity Index (PCDAI) that is currently the standard disease activity instrument for pediatric Crohn’s disease, and was one of the authors in the development of the Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis Activity Index (PUCAI). He was the primary founder of the Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) Collaborative Research Group, a 30 center consortium that has enrolled over 1750 newly diagnosed children with IBD and was one of 7 founding members of the Pediatric Research Organization for Kids with Intestinal Inflammatory Disorders (PRO-KIIDS), a multicenter Crohn’s and Colitis of America sponsored research project designed to identify immunogenetic and microbial markers of rapid disease progression in children with Crohn’s disease. He has published over 200 peer reviewed scientific papers and is the Co-Editor of one of the standard textbooks of pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Hyams received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania. After medical school he trained in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology at the Boston Children’s Hospital.

James Markowitz, MD

Professor of Pediatrics at Hofstra North Shore – Long Island Jewish (LIJ) School of Medicine
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of NY North Shore – LIJ Health System

Dr. Markowitz serves as Professor of Pediatrics at Hofstra North Shore – Long Island Jewish (LIJ) School of Medicine and in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of NY North Shore – LIJ Health System. Dr. Markowitz has held various positions for several national professional societies. He has served on the Executive Council of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN), as well as on NASPGHAN’s Patient Care, Professional Education, Internet and IBD committees. He has also served on the Educational Affairs and Pediatric Gastroenterology committees of the American College of Gastroenterology, on ad hoc subcommittees for the Pediatric Committee of the CCFA, and on the NIH Data Safety Monitoring Board for the "PEDS-C" Hepatitis C multicenter clinical trial. Regionally, he is Vice Chairman of an Institutional Review Board of the North Shore – LIJ Health System. Additionally, he serves on the Medical Advisory Boards for Reach Out for Youth with IBD and the Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Network. Dr. Markowitz has served on the editorial board for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and is a reviewer for various major scientific journals. He currently co-directs the Pediatric Collaborative IBD Research Group, a 26 center, North American research project, and serves on the Steering Committee of PRO-KIIDS. Dr. Markowitz received his MD from Cornell University Medical College. After medical school he trained in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology at New York Hospital, and North Shore University Hospital, the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, in conjunction with Cornell University Medical College.

Joel Rosh, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Goryeb Children’s Hospital/Atlantic Health in Morristown, New Jersey

Dr. Rosh serves as Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey as well as Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Goryeb Children’s Hospital/Atlantic Health in Morristown, New Jersey. Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, and by the National Board of Medical Examiners, Dr. Rosh has served as the National Chairman for Pediatric Education for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, the Vice Chairman of the American Academy of Pediatrics GI practice committee and the National Pediatric Endoscopy committee. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and serves as a reviewer for various major scientific journals. Additionally, Dr. Rosh is a Founder of the New Jersey Pediatric GI Society and a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Gastroenterological Association. Dr. Rosh received his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. His postdoctoral training included an internship and residency in the Babies Hospital–Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Department of Pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. Prior to joining the faculty at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Dr. Rosh served in the Department of Pediatrics at Mt. Sinai Hospital and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York.