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Elisa Boden, M.D. (she/her)

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, School of Medicine


Dr. Elisa Boden specializes in caring for patients with immune-mediated diseases of gastrointestinal tract including the inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis).  She loves the long-term relationships that she creates with her patients as she supports them holistically through living with chronic disease.

In her free time, she loves exploring the Pacific Northwest with her two children, golden retriever and husband, who is a surgical oncologist.    She also enjoys listening to live music, cooking, walking in nature and riding her Peloton. 

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • M.D., 2003, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Residency

    • Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 2006
  • Fellowship

    • Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2009
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, 2011
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Gastroenterology, 2009

Memberships and associations:

  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Professional Member


Elsevier pure profile

Selected publications

  • Lee HS, Chiorean M, Boden E, Lord, J, Irani S, Kozarek R, Larsen M, Ross A.  Fluoroscopy for Endoscopic Balloon Dilation of Crohn's Disease-Related Strictures, Dig Dis Sci. 2021 Mar 19. doi: 10.1007/s10620-021-06935-1. PMID: 33740171
  • Lin OS, La Selva D, Kozarek RA, Weigel W, Beecher R, Gluck M, Chiorean M, Boden E, Venu N, Krishnamoorthi R, Larsen M, Ross A.   Nurse-Administered Propofol Continuous Infusion Sedation: A New Paradigm for Gastrointestinal Procedural Sedation. Am J Gastroenterol. 2020 Oct 8. PMID: 33038135.
  • Lee HS, Nagra N, La Selva D, Kozarek RA, Ross A, Weigel W, Beecher R, Chiorean M, Gluck M, Boden E, Venu N, Krishnamoorthi R, Larsen M, Lin OS. Nurse-Administered Propofol Continuous Infusion Sedation for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in Patients Who Are Difficult to Sedate.Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Sep 12:S1542-3565(20)31278-7 PMID: 32931961.
  • Uchida AM, Boden EK, James EA, Shows DM, Konecny AJ, Lord JD. Escherichia coli-Specific CD4+ T Cells Have Public T-Cell Receptors and Low Interleukin 10 Production in Crohn's Disease. Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020;10(3):507-526. .PMID: 32361018.
  • Boden EK, Canavan JB, Moran CJ, McCann K, Dunn WA, Farraye FA, Ananthakrishnan AN, Yajnik V, Gandhi R, Nguyen DD, Bhan AK, Weiner HL, Korzenik JR, Snapper SB. Immunologic Alterations Associated With Oral Delivery of Anti-CD3 (OKT3) Monoclonal Antibodies in Patients With Moderate-to-Severe Ulcerative Colitis. Crohns Colitis 360. 2019 Jul 1, PMID:  31423487.
  • Boden EK, Shows D, Chiorean MV, Lord JD.  “Identification of Candidate Biomarkers Associated with Response to Vedolizumab in Inflammatory Bowel Disease,” Dig Dis Sci. 2018 Jan 25. PMID: 29372476.
  • Boden EK, Lord JD. “CD4 T Cells in IBD: Crossing the Line? Dig Dis Sci. 2017 Jun 23. doi: 10.1007/s10620-017-4655-2. PMID: 28646283.
  • Boden, EK. “Inflammatory Bowel Disease.” Encyclopedia of Medical Immunology. Delves, P. Springer, 2015.
  •   Lord, JD and Boden, EK.  “Role of Endoscopy to Define Post-operative Recurrence in IBD.” Endoscopy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  Kozarek, R., Chiorean, M, Wallace, M. Springer, 2015. Nguyen DD, Wurbel MA, Goettel JA, Eston MA, Ahmed OS, Marin R, Boden EK, Villablanca EJ, Paidassi H, Ahuja V, Reinecker HC, Fiebiger E, Lacy-Hulbert A, Horwitz BH, Mora JR, Snapper SB. Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein deficiency in innate immune cel
  • Tang Q, Boden EK (co-author), Henriksen KJ, Bour-Jordan H, Bi M, Bluestone JA. Distinct roles of CTLA-4 and TGF-beta in CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cell function. Eur J Immunol. 2004;34(11):2996-3005.


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