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Joel V. Weinstock, MD
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department + Services
Gastroenterology, inflammatory bowel diseases, mucosal immunity, general gastroenterology, GI bleeding, endoscopy
Seeing Patients In
Tufts Medical Center
Proger Building, 3rd Floor
800 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617-636-5883
Fax #: 617-636-4505
2015, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
2012, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
2012, "Top Doctor" and in top 1% in the nation in his specialty, U.S. News & World Report
Joel Weinstock, MD, is recognized worldwide for his extensive research on the study of helminths -- small parasitic worms -- and how they can be used to relieve inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) symptoms. He coined the term “hygiene hypothesis,” the theory that a recent, drastic increase in IBD cases and several other immune-mediated diseases is a direct result of western society becoming “too clean,” thereby killing off beneficial intestinal parasites and bacteria. Dr. Weinstock serves as the Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology at Tufts Medical Center, and is a professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Weinstock is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.