Dr. Vijay Yajnick on Intestinal Infection, Colitis, and Crohn’s Disease

BURLINGTON, MA–Dr. Vijay Yajnick, MD, one of the nation’s top experts on Crohn’s disease, says that intestine is a very complex organ and that one must pay attention to it.

“Most of the immune cells are always trafficking in your intestine,” says Dr. Yajnick, director and head of Crohn’s Disease center at Massachusetts General Hospital and an attending physician there.

Dr. Yajnick is also scheduled to speak on this subject at the upcoming Mega Health Expo on Sunday, April 3, at Burlington Marriott Hotel in Burlington, MA.

In Health Talk series, Dr. Yagnick talks about digestive healthcare, colitis, inflammatory bowel disorders and Crohn’s disease. To watch the video interview, click here.

Dr. Yagnick is an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center and Mass General’s Crohn’s and Colitis Center. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Yajnik received his medical and graduate degree at New York University School of Medicine in New York. His PhD is in Cell and Molecular Biology. His postgraduate medical training included an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He also completed clinical and research fellowships at Mass General as well. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and holds subspecialty certification in gastroenterology.

Dr. Yajnik’s research interests include treatment of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and understanding the genetic basis of inflammatory bowel disease. He also has a laboratory based research mission in understanding cell signaling in lymphocytes, tumor and normal epithelial cells of the GI tract. He has published numerous articles and abstracts in journals as Cell, Nature, Oncogene and Molecular Cell Biology. In addition to his extensive research background, Dr. Yajnik is reviewer for prominent scientific journals and is actively involved in medical education.

The Health Expo is organized by INE MultiMedia, a non-profit company devoted to education, empowerment, enrichment and entertainment, in collaboration with INDIA New England News. The expo, which is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Lahey Health, Cambridge Health Alliance and Neem Spa, is free to all attendees.