David Schwimmer, MD, is a gastroenterologist with Tampa General Hospital Digestive Health Center, formerly Gastro Group of the Palm Beaches, with both a professional and personal interest in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). He is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. Dr. Schwimmer received his Bachelor of Science in cellular and molecular biology, with honors, from the University of Michigan, and earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern – Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX, and trained for his fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Florida – Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Schwimmer is an active member of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Gastroenterological Association. He has published in major medical journals and presented at medical conferences speaking on the treatment, outcomes, and management of IBD patients. Dr. Schwimmer has also served as an IBD expert for articles appearing on SELF.com. When not working, he spends time with his family, including daughter Jacey, sailing, and watching University of Michigan football.