Neilanjan Nandi, MD, FACP is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Nandi’s practice focuses on the management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD, eg, Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis) and recurrent Clostridium difficile infection via Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT). Dr. Nandi serves on the executive council of the Philadelphia Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (CCF), the medical advisory board of the United Ostomy Associates of America (UOAA), coordinates outreach on the American College of Gastroenterology Patient Care Committee and is a founding board member of the South Asian IBD Alliance (SAIA). He also regularly peer reviews research publications and serves on the social media editorial board for the premier journals ‘Inflammatory Bowel Diseases’ and ‘Crohn’s & Colitis 360.’
His research has focused on studying conditions co-morbid to IBD quality of care such as characterizing the management and consequences of iron deficiency anemia and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in IBD patients. He has a particular interest in the diagnosis and management of refractory Clostridioides difficile infection and the application of fecal microbiota transplantation in C difficile. Dr. Nandi has helped conduct a number of clinical trials of stool derived microbiome therapies. He has also authored numerous book chapters on the diagnosis and management of various viral, parasitic, mycobacterial and bacterial infections of the GI tract.
Dr. Nandi’s fervor for clinical education has been recognized with multiple teaching awards including the 2023 Sidney Cohen Faculty Teacher of the Year for the Gastroenterology & Hepatology division of the University of Pennsylvania. He was honored as the 2019 Physician Hero by the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation at their annual Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis event and wields digital & social media platforms to amplify education, outreach & advocacy in IBD to clinicians and patients. He was also awarded the Philadelphia CCF’s Chairman’s Citation in 2022. He is the regular host of an academic podcast : ‘GI Insights: IBD Crosstalk’ which features high yield, evidence based medicine discussions with guests from different interdisciplinary fields critical to providing comprehensive IBD care. Dr. Nandi’s passions include fitness, cooking, virtual reality gaming, reading and dancing. Follow him on social @fitwitmd .