Anita Afzali

Anita Afzali, MD

  • Gastroenterology
  • Physician
4.4 out of 5
  • 43 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 16 Patient Comments

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About Me

As a gastroenterologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and medical director of The Ohio State University Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, I specialize in caring for and treating patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). I enjoy providing compassionate and comprehensive care to my patients.

My areas of research include the clinical outcomes and risks of IBD therapy, pharmacopidemiology, pharmacoeconomics and pregnant women with inflammatory bowel disease.

In collaboration with Seattle Children’s Hospital, I developed the first pediatric to adult IBD transition clinic in the Northwest. I’ve written several peer-reviewed publications and have been invited to lecture on many national and international programs.

I enjoy working at an academic medical center, where we’re able to provide excellent patient care, participate in research and train the next generation of physicians.
  • Abercrombie and Fitch Endowed Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Co-chair, Crohn’s and Colitis National Professional Education Committee (NPEC)
  • Minority Affairs and Cultural Diversity Committee Member of the American College of Gastroenterology
  • Board Member/Founder: IBD Horizons® (nonprofit IBD accredited organization)

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Colitis, Ulcerative
  • Crohn Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

University of Washington School of Medicine

University of Washington Medical Center

University of Washington Medical Center

University of Washington Medical Center

Academic Information

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Gastroenterology)

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

43 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.4 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.3 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.3 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.5 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.3 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.7 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.1 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

    This was a first time visit. I liked her very much. Easy to talk to and concerned with my issues.

  • Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019


  • Reviewed on Feb 02, 2019

    very knowledgeable physician

  • Reviewed on Jan 04, 2019

    I waited an hour past my appointment time to see the dr. I really didn't mind because she is an excellent dr. and spends all the time I need explaining everything to me and listening to my concerns & questions - I feel very well cared for by her and her team!

  • Reviewed on Nov 14, 2018

    I felt she was descriptive and gave me knowledge so I can make the best decision possible-very kind tone when speaking.

  • Reviewed on Sep 13, 2018


  • Reviewed on Jul 27, 2018

    Very kind and understanding. Had a clear plan but asked my opinion which I appreciated.

  • Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018

    I was very happy with Dr. Afzali. She explained to me very well about my condition.

  • Reviewed on Jun 02, 2018

    Extremely knowledgeable & helpful. Very friendly. Instilled confidence in me that my health will get better.

  • Reviewed on Mar 25, 2018

    Care provider was thorough, accurate, and friendly

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Afzali has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Celgene Corporation
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
  • IBD Horizons
  • UCB Pharma
  • AbbVie Inc.
  • Janssen Biotech