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Carmelo Cuffari, M.D.

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  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Languages: English, French, Italian


Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Crohn's Disease, Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Ulcerative Colitis more

Research Interests

Immunomodulatory mechanism of action of anti-metabolite drugs in patients with inflammatory bowel disease; Pharmacogenomics of immunosuppressant drugs in patients with inflammatory bowel disease and in children post-liver transplantation more

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Dr. Carmen Cuffari is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His area of clinical expertise is pediatric gastroenterology, with a particular focus on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Dr. Cuffari received his medical degree at the University of Ottawa. He went on to complete a residency in pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, Canada, and a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at St. Justine’s Hospital in Montreal, Canada.

His research focuses on the pharmacogenomics of immunosuppressant drugs in patients with inflammatory bowel disease and in children post-liver transplantation, as well as the immunomodulatory mechanism of action of anti-metabolite drugs in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr. Cuffari has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He served as associate editor of the journal Inflammatory Bowl Diseases and reviews manuscripts for several other journals, including Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, American Journal of Gastroenterology and The Pediatric Journal of Gastroenterology and Nutrition. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. more


  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

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  • MD; Faculty Of Medicine at the University Of Ottawa (1989)


  • Pediatrics; Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (1993)


  • Pediatric Gastroenterology; St Justine's Hospital (1996)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Gastroenterology) (1997)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Vasilescu A, Cuffari C, Santo Domingo L, Scheimann AO. “Predictors of Severity in Childhood Pancreatitis: Correlation With Nutritional Status and Racial Demographics.” Pancreas. 2014 Dec 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25469545.

Walia R, Garg S, Song Y, Girotra M, Cuffari C, Fricke WF, Dutta SK. “Efficacy of fecal microbiota transplantation in 2 children with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection and its impact on their growth and gut microbiome.” J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 Nov;59(5):565-70. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000000495. PubMed PMID: 25023578.

Wang MH, Okazaki T, Kugathasan S, Cho JH, Isaacs KL, Lewis JD, Smoot DT, Valentine JF, Kader HA, Ford JG, Harris ML, Oliva-Hemker M, Cuffari C, Torbenson MS, Duerr RH, Silverberg MS, Rioux JD, Taylor KD, Nguyen GC, Wu Y, Datta LW, Hooker S, Dassopoulos T, Kittles RA, Kao LW, Brant SR. “Contribution of higher risk genes and European admixture to Crohn's disease in African Americans.” Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2012 Dec;18(12):2277-87. doi: 10.1002/ibd.22931. Epub 2012 Mar12. PubMed PMID: 22411504; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3810419.

Conklin LS, Cuffari C, Okazaki T, Miao Y, Saatian B, Chen TE, Tse M, Brant SR, Li X. “6-Mercaptopurine transport in human lymphocytes: correlation with drug-induced cytotoxicity.” J Dig Dis. 2012 Feb;13(2):82-93. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-2980.2011.00556.x. PubMed PMID: 22257476; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC3758926.

Chirumamilla SR, He C, Racusen LC, Scheimann AO, Cuffari C. “Acute kidney injury in a girl with ulcerative colitis and cytomegalovirus-induced focal segmental glomerular sclerosis.” World J Pediatr. 2013 Feb;9(1):84-6. doi:10.1007/s12519-011-0302-8. Epub 2011 Aug 27. PubMed PMID: 21874614.

Activities & Honors


  • Associate Editor
     Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
  • Manuscript Reviewer
     American Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Manuscript Reviewer
     Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Manuscript Reviewer
     Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
  • Manuscript Reviewer
     The Pediatric Journal of Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
  • Manuscript Reviewer, American Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Manuscript Reviewer, The Pediatric Journal of Gastroenterology and Nutrition

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