Dr. Joel V. Weinstock is former Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology at Tufts Medical Center. He received his medical training at the University of Michigan and was Chief of the Center for Digestive Disease at the University of Iowa prior coming to this institution.
Dr. Weinstock is a world authority on inflammatory conditions of the intestine. His clinical specialty is in inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. He has active research programs both in clinical studies related to inflammatory bowel disease as well as in basic mechanisms of immune regulation. He developed the “hygiene hypothesis,” and he is exploring how alterations in intestinal flora and fauna affect intestinal inflammation. He is world-renowned for his study of helminths and how they work to modulate host immunity.