Dr. Adam Cheifetz

Gastroenterologist · Ulcerative Colitis · Crohn's Disease · Boston, Massachusetts
  • 155 Publications

Dr. Cheifetz is Director of the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is Director of the Harvard Medical School Gastroenterology Clerkship Elective and Assistant Director of the Advanced Fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Adam S. Cheifetz graduated magna cum laude from Brown University before earning his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Cheifetz completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and his fellowship in Gastroenterology at Yale University before serving as the Present-Levinson Fellow in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.
Dr. Cheifetz specializes in the treatment of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and other inflammatory bowel diseases. In addition to his clinical work, he is involved in multiple research projects relating to IBD and has published over 150 articles and chapters on the subject. His research currently focuses on optimizing the use of biologics through the proactive use of drug concentrations and antibodies. Dr. Cheifetz was the first to demonstrate that proactive monitoring of infliximab concentrations and dosing to a therapeutic window improves outcomes when compared to standard of care and more recently published a manuscript that showed that proactive TDM, when compared to reactive TDM, was associated with greater persistence on infliximab, fewer IBD-related hospitalizations, and surgeries, and fewer anti-drug antibodies and serious infusion reactions. Dr. Cheifetz lectures nationally and internationally on IBD.

Dr. Cheifetz is also actively involved with teaching and mentoring medical students, residents, and fellows and is proud to have trained numerous physicians who now specialize in IBD. In addition, he serves on numerous editorial boards including Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis, and the World Journal of Gastroenterology.


Harvard medical school

Associate Professor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School · 2004 - Present

Harvard Medical School was established in 1782. Since then, the school’s physicians and researchers have shaped medical practices throughout the world. Harvard Medical School has affiliation agreements with 15 of the world’s most prestigious hospitals and research institutes who provide clinical care and training for physicians.

Beth israel deaconess medical center inflammatory bowel disease center


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center · 2004 - Present

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center in the Digestive Disease Center is one of the largest IBD specialized clinics on the East coast. Patients access comprehensive IBD treatment provided by a team of colorectal surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, stoma care nurses, nutritionists, and endoscopy specialists using advanced techniques driven by extensive experience in clinical IBD treatment.


Mount sinai hospital


Mount Sinai Hospital · 2004

Yale new haven hospital


Yale-New Haven Hospital · 2004

Yale new haven hospital


Yale-New Haven Hospital · 2000

Weill medical college of cornell university

Medical Degree

Weill Medical College of Cornell University · 1997


Dr. Adam Cheifetz has been involved in 155 publications. View publications ›


Dr. Adam Cheifetz is affiliated with Harvard's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, Massachusetts, 02215, United States.