1.15.23 Bowel Preserving Surgery in Crohn’s with Dr. Stefan Holubar Dr. Stefan Holubar received his Medical Degree from University of Vermont. After medical school, he completed his residency at North Shore Long Island Jewish. He did Colon & Rectal Surgery fellowship from Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN and completed a 2-year Master of Science degree in Clinical & Translational Science from Mayo Clinic. He joined Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and was eventually appointed Chief of the Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery. Presently within the Department of Colon & Rectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Dr. Holubar serves as the IBD Surgery Section Chief, the Director of Research, and as the NSQIP Surgeon Champion, and developed the database structure and oversees the Digestive Diseases Surgery Institute Quality Collaborative for Colorectal Surgery across the Cleveland Clinics. On a national level, Dr. Holubar is actively engaged in helping lead the NSQIP IBD Collaborative, serves as Vice-Chair for the ASCRS IBD Committee, Co-Chair for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Professional Education Committee, and is on the Program Committee for the annual scientific meetings for ASCRS, Digestive Diseases Week, and the Crohn’s & Colitis Congress (CCC). He has served as a reviewer for multiple journals, including JAMA Surgery, Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, serves as an editorial board member for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, and many others. To date, Dr. Holubar has published over 130 peer-reviewed articles and more than a dozen book chapters. His main clinical and research focus is IBD, with a special interest in all any Med-Surg pouch (IPAA) topics/issues, complex Crohn’s & Colitis, venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in IBD and recently received a grant from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation to examine the role of aspirin in VTE prophylaxis. Finally, Dr. Holubar is the PI for the newly funded Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Surgical Cohort and Collaborative, IBD-SIRCQ (Surgical Innovation, Research, & Quality Collaborative).