About Us

UM Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program

Physicians and Staff

IBD Program:

Gastroenterologists

Raymond K. Cross, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Director, IBD Program

Seema A. Patil, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Sandra Quezada, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Gastroenterology Support Staff

Allison Maurer, RD, LDN
Nutrition Specialist

Ankur Rustgi, MBBS, MBH
Research Supervisor

Elizabeth Cavazos
Research Coordinator

Dora X. Frank, MS, CRNP
IBD Nurse Practitioner

Suzanne Baldivieso
Nurse Coordinator

Nicole Payne
Administrative Assistant

Kathleen Scheydt
Administrative Assistant

Surgeons

Stephen Kavic, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery

Andrea Chao Bafford, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery