Dr. Edward Loftus

Gastroenterologist · Ulcerative Colitis · Crohn's Disease · Rochester, Minnesota
  • 357 Publications

Edward V. Loftus, Jr. earned a medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a
residency in internal medicine at Temple University Health Sciences Center in Philadelphia. He served
one year as a general medical officer in the Indian Health Service at Fort Belknap P.H.S. Indian Hospital
in Harlem, Montana, and then completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Mayo Graduate School
of Medicine. He has been on the Mayo Clinic consulting staff since 1995.

Dr. Loftus is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the American College of
Gastroenterology (ACG), and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). He is a member of
several professional societies, including the ACP, AGA, ACG, American Society for Gastrointestinal
Endoscopy, and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). He served as Chair of the Patient
Education Committee of the CCFA from 2002 to 2005. He has served on several ACG committees and
has been an abstract reviewer for both AGA and ACG for a number of years. He was the Vice-Chair and
then the Chair of the Immunology, Microbiology, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease section of the AGA
Institute Council between 2012 and 2016.

Among Dr. Loftus’s awards are the Mayo Department of Medicine Laureate Award (2007) and the CCFA,
Minnesota - Dakotas Chapter, Physician of the Year Award (2008). He was elected to membership in the
International Organization for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IOIBD) in 2008. Dr. Loftus was
named Teacher of the Year by the Mayo gastroenterology fellows in 2010-11 and has been named
honorable mention several years. He has been named to the list of Best Doctors in America since 2005
and to Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors in America list since 2010.
He served as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Gastroenterology between 2003 and 2009, and
as Associate Editor of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases from 2006 to 2013.

Dr. Loftus has published over 340 original articles, book chapters, or editorials and more than
470abstracts, and has lectured extensively on the epidemiology, natural history, diagnosis, and medical
management of inflammatory bowel diseases. Dr. Loftus has served as the principal investigator on
several funded studies focusing on the epidemiology and natural history of inflammatory bowel disease,
and has served as the local PI on multiple clinical trials of investigational agents for IBD.


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Director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Interest Group, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, and Department of Internal Medicine

Mayo Clinic · 2008 - Present

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Fellowship, Gastroenterology

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine · 1995

Temple university health sciences center

Residency, Internal Medicine

Temple University Health Sciences Center · 1992

Temple university health sciences center

Internship, Internal Medicine

Temple University Health Sciences Center · 1991

University of pennsylvania

Medical Degree

University of Pennsylvania · 1988


Dr. Edward Loftus has been involved in 357 publications. View publications ›


Dr. Edward Loftus is affiliated with Mayo Clinic (Rochester) at 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN.