Advances in Care For Patients With Fistulizing Crohn’s Disease
Phillip Fleshner, MD
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
Monika Fischer, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Medicine
Indiana University Health
Gil Y. Melmed, MD, MS, FACG, AGAF
Co-Director, Clinical Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
Gaurav Syal, MD, MHDS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
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Monika Fischer: Consultant—AbbVie, Pfizer, Bristol Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, Scioto; DSBM—Rebiotix
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Gil Melmed: Consultant—AbbVie, Arena Pharmaceuticals, Boomerang, Bristol Myers Squibb, Ferring, Janssen Biotech, Medtronic, Oshi, Pfizer, Shionogi, Takeda, Topography; Research Grant Support: Pfizer
Gaurav Syal: Research Grant - Pfizer
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