Professor Arie Levine
Arie Levine is the director of the pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition unit at the Wolfson Medical Center and associate professor at Tel Aviv University, Israel. His clinical and research interests are focused primarily on IBD. Arie has chaired the ESPGHAN Porto group, and PECCO, the pediatric committee of ECCO. He is a member of IOIBD and a founding member of the dietary committee of ECCO. He was instrumental in the classification schemes and diagnostic criteria for pediatric IBD, leading the Paris Classification and Revised Porto criteria for diagnosis of IBD. In recent years his research has focused on strategies targeting the as well as the role of diet in pathogenesis of IBD. He has developed novel diets for both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He is currently running several multicenter multinational randomized controlled trials targeting the microbiota involving diets and fecal transplantation.