Dr. Eileen Crowley

Crowley,-Eileen160X240.jpgPaediatric Gastroenterology
Phone:  519.685.8500 ext. 58177

Dr Eileen Crowley is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist and Clinician Researcher with subspecialty expertise in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel disease.  She is a physician in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children’s Hospital Western Ontario (CHWO), Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Schulich School of Medicine and an Associate Scientist at The Lawson Health Research Institute and Children’s Health Research Institute.

Dr Crowley completed her honours medical degree at the National University of Ireland and Higher Specialist Training in General Pediatrics with the Royal College of Physicians, Ireland (2017).  She holds a Diploma in Child Health (2010) along with a Diploma in Health Sciences - Clinical Education (2013).  Dr Crowley pursued a fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (2015-2018).  During this period she attained numerous accolades to include the ‘Dick Hamilton Award’ awarded to the overall best GI fellow for ‘excellence in clinical care, research and education during Pediatric Gastroenterology training at Sickkids and is considered a role model by other trainees and staff’.  Dr Crowley was also appointed as the Chief Pediatric GI fellow in recognition of her leadership abilities. 

Dr Crowley attained a RESTRACOMP scholarship along with CIHR/CAG funding which enabled her to pursue a subspecialty clinical and research fellowship in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) (2018-2020).  During her subspecialty fellowship, she was awarded her Master’s (MD) thesis entitled ‘Towards Personalised Care in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease’.  Her work has served to better delineate the genetic phenotype of children with IBD as well as optimizing response to therapy in this age group. 

Dr Crowley is the Director of the Pediatric IBD Center at CHWO.  She leads a team providing specialist care to patients with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis including an IBD nurse practitioner, dietician, social worker and psychologist.  She collaborates with a range of specialists including rheumatology, surgery, genetics and immunology to provide tertiary care to this complex group of patients.  Dr Crowley is the co-founder of the #GETSET Transition Program with her adult GI colleagues at University Hospital and Victoria Hospital, with support from a Transition Nurse Navigator.  The aim of this clinic is to is to enable adolescents to take an active role in their healthcare as they transition into the adult GI services.  Dr Crowley is determined to improve clinical care and advance treatments for pediatric patients with IBD.

Dr Crowley’s research interests include pediatric IBD, pediatric clinical trial endpoints, regulatory mechanisms for clinical trials in pediatric IBD, therapeutic drug monitoring and precision medicine.  She is an active investigator in the CIDsCaNN network, which is a collaborative environment involving pediatric IBD specialists across Canada committed to the goal of understanding pathogenesis and optimizing treatment of IBD.  Dr Crowley is the co-medical lead of the Pediatric Centre for Clinical Research which supports investigator-initiated studies and clinical trials at CHWO.  She has presented at numerous national and international meetings.  Dr Crowley has also been successful as both primary or co-applicant on peer-reviewed grants from organisations that include AMOSO, CREW, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada and CIHR.  Recent publications can be found at https://works.bepress.com/eileen-crowley/

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