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John F. Kuemmerle, M.D., AGAF

John Kuemmerle, M.D., AGAF

Associate Chair of Gastroenterology for Research
Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics
P.O. Box 980341
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0341
Phone: (804) 828-4060
Fax: (804) 828-5348
Email: jkuemmer@vcu.edu
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Dr. Kuemmerle graduated from the College of William and Mary and received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed internal medicine training and a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellowship in gastroenterology at VCU. His practice has been focused on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis for the past 18 years. He offers his patients state-of-the-art chromoendoscopy and narrow-band imaging endoscopy for early detection of colorectal cancers, and endoscopic therapy for stricturing Crohn’s disease. His patients can participate in a number of clinical research studies looking at outcomes in patients on biologic therapies for IBD and in studies performed in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University to determine the genetic causes of IBD. Dr. Kuemmerle’s research focuses on the mechanisms of stricture formation in Crohn’s disease and translating that information into new ways to treat the disease. His research has been continuously funded for more than 15 years by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Kuemmerle is the editor of the American Gastroenterological Association’s gastrointestinal textbook, which is used by physicians throughout the U.S. to remain up to date about gastrointestinal disorders; and is the editor of online journals, Gastroenterology and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.