Dr. Michael D. Kreines graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota. His Gastroenterology Fellowship began at the University of California at San Diego and was completed at the University of Chicago, where he was the “Inflammatory Bowel Disease” Fellow and then attending physician. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Gastroenterology and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), and of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG).
Dr. Kreines has served two terms as Governor for the Southern Ohio Region for the American College of Gastroenterlogy (ACG). Dr. Kreines is the Chief of the Section of Gastroenterology and Director of the Endoscopy Unit at Christ Hospital of Cincinnati and volunteers as an Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati. He is the medical director of the Christ Hospital of Cincinnati Center for Swallowing Disorders. Dr. Kreines is very active with the Internal Medicine Resident teaching program at the Christ Hospital. He is also active teaching students from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, as well as precepting premedical students from Miami University.
Dr Kreines has a sub-specialty focus on caring for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis). Dr. Kreines has considerable expertise in treating patients with inflammatory bowel disease and sees patients from a broad geographic area for initial diagnosis, second opinion, and follow up care. He is actively involved in clinical research to help find new and better treatments for IBD. Qualifying patients may participate in these studies of new medications that would not otherwise be available to them.
He was a founding member, spearheading the formation of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). He has served this Chapter as Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board and currently sits on the Board of Trustees. He has received a Distinguished Leadership Award from the CCFA.
Prevention of colorectal cancer has been another main area of interest for his patients and for the community at large. As an American Cancer Society Hamilton County Advisory Board Member, Colorectal Cancer Mission Chair and Chairman of the Colorectal Cancer Task Force, he has organized community wide programs and media campaigns to raise the awareness of the preventative aspect of colorectal cancer. He has received a Volunteer of the Year award from the American Cancer Society Hamilton County Chapter. He is honored to have been selected to serve as the Gastroenterologist member of the National Scientific Advisory Committee for the Colon Cancer Alliance.
Dr. Kreines has also served as the Medical Advisor for the Ohio Society for Gastrointestinal Nurses and Associates.
Recognizing the need for personalized office based medical care, as of May 2013, Dr Kreines has decided to focus his skills as a clinician and diagnostician into a full-time consultative practice and can now concentrate on evaluation and detailed recommendations for a wide variety of digestive conditions and especially his passion for the care of patient with IBD.
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