Dr. Aline Charabaty
Dr. Aline Charabaty is the Assistant Clinical Director of the GI Division at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Clinical Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) Center at Johns Hopkins-Sibley Memorial Hospital. She completed her medical school at Universite St Joseph in Lebanon, and her internal medicine residency and GI fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital, where she joined the GI faculty and established and led the IBD Center for 13 years before joining the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine faculty in January 2019.
Dr. Charabaty was the Chair of the Greater Washington DC/Virginia Crohns and Colitis Foundation Mission Committee from 2012-2019 and served on the Foundation National Scientific Advisory Committee Patient Education and Physician Education Committees. She was recognized for her work for the IBD community in 2020 when she received the Excellence in Medicine Award. She currently serves on the Foundation’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She is a member of the Oversight Committee for Promoting Access and Care Through Centres of Excellence (PACE) program as well as a member of the Women in IBD Award Committee for the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.
Dr Charabaty has numerous peer-reviewed publications and is an invited speaker at regional, national and international conferences. She is also actively involved in educational and advocacy activities and committees with national and international GI societies. She is the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Governor of Washington DC, and represents the ACG at the Digestive Disease National Coalition. She served as a member of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Diversity Committee and is currently serving on the AGA Government Affairs Committee. Dr Charabaty serves on the Editorial board of the CC360 online journal and of Gastro & Endo News. She was the ACG Eastern Regional Course co-director in 2021 is routinely involved in the ACG second year fellow course, and is the ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professor for Puerto Rico in 2021 .
Dr Charabaty also uses social media as a medium for medical education and advocacy for the profession of GI and for patients. She is the founder of @MondayNightIBD, a twitter forum that brings clinicians together to discuss the management of complex IBD cases. She received the Healio Gastroenterology Disruptive Innovator Award for that initiative during ACG 2019.
Dr Charabaty is a strong advocate for the profession of GI and improved access to care to GI and IBD patients, diversity in GI, women in medicine and work-life integration. She participated in advocacy days on the Hill, Diversity Committees and advisory boards and has published on the topic of women in GI and board member of Women in Endoscopy. She was selected as a Washingtonian Top Doctors by her peers on consecutive years.
On a more fun note, she enjoys running (slowly), yoga (happily), good food (exploring new flavors as often as possible), good wine , traveling (as far as possible) and the good company of her family and friends !