Meet the Team

The Hoag Margolis Family Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program is led by gastroenterologist Caroline Hwang, M.D. who specializes in the treatment of individuals with crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Together with Hoag gastroenterologists, a clinical nurse navigator and support teams, the Orange County community can access multidisciplinary care for inflammatory bowel disease.

Program Director
Caroline Hwang, M.D.

Dr. Caroline Hwang is the Program Director for the Margolis Family Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program at Hoag. Dr. Hwang received her Doctor of Medicine from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles. She then went on to complete an internal medicine residency at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, a clinical research fellowship for the Hereditary Colon/Pancreatic Cancer Prevention Program at Columbia University and a gastroenterology fellowship at University of California San Francisco. Dr. Hwang is board certified in gastroenterology and is a recognized expert in the field of inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr. Hwang joined Hoag following her time at Keck Medicine of USC, where she was Medical Director of their IBD Center and served as an assistant professor of medicine, as well as a mentor for numerous physicians-in-training specializing in IBD/GI care. She has focused research on the role of nutrition in IBD outcomes and responses to therapies, as well as disparities in IBD outcomes.

Dr. Hwang is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.

Clinical Nurse Navigator
Jamie Vincent, BSN, RN, CMRSN

Jamie Vincent, BSN, RN, CMRSN is the IBD Clinical Nurse Navigator that provides coordination of care across the continuum for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The IBD clinical nurse navigatorIn her role she assists in enhancing the patient experience and improving patient access to care. Learn more.

Registered Dietitian Nutritionst, Margolis Family Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program
Chelsea Carroll, RDN

Chelsea is a Registered Dietitian with a focus in gastrointestinal conditions/diseases, more specifically Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac Disease, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). As the IBD RDN, Chelsea helps patients identify their trigger foods, provides specific nutrition recommendations individualized to each patient's needs, helps prevent and correct nutrient deficiencies, and monitors overall nutrition status of her patients.

As the IBD Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Chelsea provides:

  • One-on-one nutrition counseling where the RDN and the patient develop an individualized nutrition care plan
  • Group nutrition education classes where patients can feel comfortable discussing general questions and/or concerns with the RDN and their peers
  • Collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team to deliver the best nutrition care to all patients

Other IBD Team Members

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