Stephen J. Bickston MDProfessor of Internal Medicine; Director, Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases; Associate Chair for Gastroenterology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Dr. Bickston graduated from Duke University and then earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology were at Barnes Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis. He then served as a faculty specialist in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at the University of Virginia for more than 12 years before recruitment to Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009 to serve as the medical director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Practice and to join the leadership of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Dr. Bickston’s practice focuses on integrated clinical care for IBD. He has served as principal investigator for cutting-edge clinical trials in IBD since 1995 and has a similar history of collaborating with scientists in NIH-sponsored research. He has published more than sixty peer-reviewed papers, authored dozens of chapters for textbooks, and both edited and authored The Handbook of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, a textbook published in 2009. He is an Associate Editor of the journal Inflammatory Bowel Disease, the official journal of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, an organization that frequently partners with the AGA Institute.