Sheila E. Crowe, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FACG, AGAF

President, American Gastroenterological Association


Sheila E. Crowe, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FACG, AGAF, received her medical degree from McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, where she also completed her internship, residencies (internal medicine and gastroenterology) and her research fellowship. Since 2011, Dr. Crowe has been a professor of medicine and director of research at University of California, San Diego. Previously, Dr. Crowe has held professional appointments at McMaster University, the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, and the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

Dr. Crowe’s research explores the interaction of luminal contents including microbes with the gastrointestinal mucosa that can lead to inflammatory disease and associated epithelial cancer. She has focused on the role of oxidative stress in modulating host responses to bacteria, antigens and inflammatory processes and examining the multi-functional regulatory protein, AP endonuclease-1, as it regulates epithelial cell responses. Dr. Crowe is also a world-renowned expert in celiac disease and other adverse reactions to food in the GI tract as well as Helicobacter pylori infection.

For more than 20 years, Dr. Crowe has been an active AGA member, serving on a variety of committees including the AGA Institute Research Policy Committee, AGA Institute Education and Training Committee, AGA Women’s Committee, AGA Nominating Committee, and as chair of the AGA Institute Publications Committee. Dr. Crowe also served on the AGA Institute Council representing the esophageal, gastric and duodenal disorders section and then as the AGA Council Chair. She directed the 2010 AGA Spring Postgraduate Course. Dr. Crowe currently serves as president on the AGA Institute Governing Board. Dr. Crowe previously served on the governing board as councillor-at-large from 2010 to 2013.