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Sandra M Quezada
Assistant Dean for Admissions, Course Director for Medical Spanish
(410) 706-3387 (office)
Sandra M. Quezada, M.D., M.S.is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. She also serves as the Course Director of Medical Spanish course elective for students at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Dr. Quezada received her undergraduate degree from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, and her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed her postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland and Baltimore VA Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. She completed her fellowship training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Quezada obtained a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition at the Institute of Human Nutrition at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. She also obtained a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health in Baltimore.
She assumed the role of Course Director for Medical Spanish in 2012. She redesigned the course curriculum to follow a systems-based approach that mirrors the main medical curriculum studied by students at the School of Medicine, and incorporated a clinical service component to the course.
Dr. Quezada has focused her research on the effect of aging in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), including Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). She has studied the effect of age at diagnosis on the manifestation of CD and UC including the location and phenotypic behavior of disease, as well as the serologic response to gut microbial antigens.
Inflammatory Bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, microscopic colitis)
Peer Reviewed Publications
- Quezada S, Turner P, Alexiev B, Daly B, Cross R. Severe Refractory Orofacial Crohn's Disease: Report of a Case. Digestive Diseases Sciences. 2009; 54(10):2290-5.
- Flasar M, Quezada S, Bijpuria P, Cross R. Racial Differences in Extent and Severity in Ulcerative Colitis: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 2008; 53(10): 2754-60.
- Quezada, S., Cross, RK. Association of Age at Diagnosis and Ulcerative Colitis Phenotype. Feb 2012; Digestive Disease and Sciences,Dig Dis Sci. 2012 Sep; 57(9): 2402-7
- Quezada, S., Cross, RK. Impact of Age at Diagnosis and Crohn's Disease Phenotype. Aug 2012; Age and Ageing, 2013 Jan; 42 (1): 102-6.
- Patil, S, Rustgi A, Quezada S, Flasar M, Vandermeer F, Cross RK. Anti-TNF Therapy is Associated with Decreased Imaging and Radiation Exposure in Patients with Crohn’s Disease. 2012; Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2013 Jan; 19 (1):92-8.
- Quezada, SM, Cross RK. To Yeast or Not to Yeast: A Probiotic Question. Clinical Gastroenterol Hepatol 2013 Aug; 11 (8):988-90.
- Quezada S, Cross R. (2011). Telemedicine for Chronic Digestive Diseases: A Systematic Qualitative Review, Telemedicine Techniques and Applications, Prof. Georgi Graschew (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-354-5, InTech, DOI: 10.5772/18860.
- Flasar M, Quezada S, Bijpuria P, et al. Differences in medical treatments between African Americans and Caucasians with inflammatory bowel disease: A retrospective cohort study. Gastroenterology (130) 4,: 2: A651-A651. APR 2006.
- Flasar, M, Quezada S, Wu R, et al. Racial differences in extent and severity in ulcerative colitis: A retrospective cohort study. Gastroenterology (132) 4, 2: A662-A662. April 2007
- Quezada, S. Cross, RK. Impact of Age at Diagnosis and Ulcerative Colitis Disease Extent. American College of Gastroenterology, October 2010, American Journal of Gastroenterology, 105: S468.
- Quezada, S., Cross, RK. Impact of Age at Diagnosis and Crohn's Disease Phenotype. American College of Gastroenterology conference, October 2010. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 105: S438.
- Quezada S, Cheevers N, Rustgi A, Cross R. Serologic responses to gut microbial antigens does not differ by age of diagnosis. Digestive Diseases Week, May 2011. Gastroenterology 140(5):S694.
- Patil S, Quezada S, Rustgi A, Cross R. Risk factors for high dose diagnostic radiation exposure in Crohn's disease. American College of Gastroenterology national meeting, October 2011, National Harbor, MD. American Journal of Gastroenterology (106) 2: S450-S451.
- Patil S, Rustgi A, Quezada S, Flasar M, Vandermeer F, Cross R. Anti-TNF agents decrease imaging and radiation exposure in patients with Crohn's disease. American College of Gastroenterology national meeting, October 2011, National Harbor, MD. American Journal of Gastroenterology (106) 2: S451-S452.
- Zullow S, Rustgi A, Quezada S, Cross C. Risk Factors for Vitamin D Deficiency and Impact of Repletion in a Tertiary Care Inflammatory Bowel Disease Population. Digestive Diseases Week, May 2012. Mo1730.
- Quezada S, Rustgi A, Cross R. Differential Response to Microbial Antigens by Age of Diagnosis in Patients with Crohn’s Disease. American College of Gastroenterology national meeting, October 2012, Las Vegas, NV. P958.
- Quezada S, Langenberg P, Cross R. Cigarette smoking adversely affects disease activity and disease-specific quality of life in patients with Crohn’s disease (CD) evaluated at a tertiary referral center. Digestive Diseases Week, Orlando, FL. 2013. # 1607292.
- Quezada S, Cross R. Age-associated Higher Disease Activity and Lower Quality of Life among Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease at a Tertiary Referral Center. American College of Gastroenterology, national meeting, October 2013, San Diego. # 1716357.
- Quezada, S, Cross R. Race Is Associated with Fat-free Body Mass but Not Exercise Fitness in a Tertiary Center IBD Cohort. American College of Gastroenterology, national meeting, October 2013, San Diego. # 1743589.