Amy Lightner

Amy Lightner

Cleveland Clinic, OH, USA

Amy Lightner is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic, OH, and an Associate Professor of Inflammation and Immunity with a focus on regenerative therapy for Crohn’s disease.  Dr. Lightner received her B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University, completed her surgical training in General Surgery at University of California at Los Angeles and post-doctoral work at Stanford University under a California Institute of Regenerative Medicine Training Grant focused on the differentiation pathways of embryonic stem cells.  After completing her fellowship at Mayo Clinic, she stayed on as surgical faculty, and was later recruited to Cleveland Clinic to focus on complex inflammatory bowel disease, and continue her work in clinical trials and in the basic science laboratory. She has received extramural funding from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Cure for IBD, Rainin Foundation and American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery.  She is a member of the editorial board of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Colorectal Disease, British Journal of Surgery, Crohn’s and Colitis 360, and Diseases of the Colon and Rectum,  the surgical co-chair for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation annual meeting, and is the associate chair of the inflammatory bowel disease committee, clinical practice guidelines committee, surgical research committee within the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

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