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Lauren Collen | Education

Undergraduate School

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY

Medical School

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Worcester, MA


Boston Combined Residency Program

Boston, MA


Boston Children's Hospital

Boston, MA


Advanced Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital

Boston, MA

Lauren Collen | Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (General)

Lauren Collen | Professional History

Dr. Collen’s clinical and research interests lie in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. She has special interest in understanding and treating patients with very early onset IBD (VEOIBD), defined as disease onset at less than 6 years of age, and those with disease that has been refractory to conventional therapies. Dr. Collen completed an Advanced Fellowship in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Boston Children’s Hospital and is a recipient of a Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Research Fellows Award. Her research interests are in understanding the underlying pathways that drive disease in her IBD patients with the ultimate goal of advancing options for personalized medicine.

Lauren Collen | Publications

Every patient with IBD has a unique experience of their disease and responses to therapy. Dr. Collen’s philosophy is to take the time to understand her patients’ experiences before making treatment recommendations that take into account her patients’ symptoms and goals.