Bincy P. Abraham, MD

Fondren Distinguished Professor in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Department of Medicine
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Institute for Academic Medicine
Associate Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Bincy P. Abraham, MD, MS, is an associate professor of clinical medicine in the Academic Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Houston Methodist – Weill Cornell in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Abraham earned her undergraduate degree in bioengineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, and then received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston. She completed her internal medicine internship and residency, as well as a gastroenterology fellowship at UTMB, where she also earned a master’s in clinical investigation and received specialized training in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). During her training, she completed a National Visiting Fellow IBD Rotation Program through the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. She is board certified in Internal medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Abraham is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and chair of the South Texas Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Medical Advisory Committee.

Description of Research

Dr. Abraham is a principal investigator and coinvestigator in several key clinical trials. As author or coauthor, Dr. Abraham’s work has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals including Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, American Journal of Gastroenterology, and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.

Areas Of Expertise

Ulcerative Colitis Pregnancy & Inflammatory Bowel Disease Transition of Care in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Capsule Endoscopy Crohn's Disease

Polymorphisms of 5-HTT LPR and GNß3 825C>T and Response to Antidepressant Treatment in Functional Dyspepsia: A Study from The Functional Dyspepsia Treatment Trial
Saito, YA, Locke, GR, Almazar, AE, Bouras, EP, Howden, CW, Lacy, BE, DiBaise, JK, Prather, CM, Abraham, BP, El-Serag, HB, Moayyedi, P, Herrick, LM, Szarka, LA, Camilleri, M, Hamilton, FA, Schleck, CD, Tilkes, KE, Zinsmeister, AR & Talley, NJ 2017, American Journal of Gastroenterology. DOI:

The role of ferric carboxymaltose in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in patients with gastrointestinal disease
Koduru, P & Abraham, BP 2016, Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, vol 9, no. 1, pp. 76-85. DOI:

Cancer surveillance in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease: New strategies
Abraham, BP 2016, Current Opinion in Gastroenterology, vol 32, no. 1, pp. 32-7. DOI:

Symptom management in inflammatory bowel disease
Abraham, BP 2015, Expert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol 9, no. 7, pp. 953-967. DOI:

Human Placenta-derived Cells (PDA-001) for the Treatment of Moderate-to-severe Crohn's Disease: A Phase 1b/2a Study
Melmed, GY, Pandak, WM, Casey, K, Abraham, B, Valentine, J, Schwartz, D, Awais, D, Bassan, I, Lichtiger, S, Sands, B, Hanauer, S, Richards, R, Oikonomou, I, Parekh, N, Targan, S, Johnson, K, Hariri, R & Fischkoff, S 2015, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, vol 21, no. 8, pp. 1809-16. DOI:

Effect of amitriptyline and escitalopram on functional dyspepsia: A multicenter, randomized controlled study
Talley, NJ, Richard Locke, G, Saito, YA, Almazar, AE, Bouras, EP, Howden, CW, Lacy, BE, Dibaise, JK, Prather, CM, Abraham, BP, El-Serag, HB, Moayyedi, P, Herrick, LM, Szarka, LA, Camilleri, M, Hamilton, FA, Schleck, CD, Tilkes, KE & Zinsmeister, AR 2015, Gastroenterology, vol 149, no. 2, pp. 340-349.e2. DOI:

Clinical and demographic characteristics predictive of treatment outcomes for certolizumab pegol in moderate to severe Crohn's disease: Analyses from the 7-year PRECiSE 3 study
Sandborn, WJ, Melmed, GY, McGovern, DPB, Loftus, EV, Choi, JM, Cho, JH, Abraham, B, Gutierrez, A, Lichtenstein, G, Lee, SD, Randall, CW, Schwartz, DA, Regueiro, M, Siegel, CA, Spearman, M, Kosutic, G, Pierre-Louis, B, Coarse, J & Schreiber, S 2015, Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, vol 42, no. 3, pp. 330-342. DOI:

Medical and Surgical Complications of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Elderly: A Systematic Review
Shung, DL, Abraham, B, Sellin, J & Hou, JK 2015, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, vol 60, no. 5, pp. 1132-1140. DOI:

MicroRNA signatures differentiate Crohn's disease from ulcerative colitis
Schaefer, JS, Attumi, T, Opekun, AR, Abraham, B, Hou, J, Shelby, H, Graham, DY, Streckfus, C & Klein, JR 2015, BMC Immunology, vol 16, no. 1, 69. DOI:

Frequency and associated factors of hair loss among patients with inflammatory bowel disease
Shah, R, Abraham, B, Hou, J & Sellin, J 2015, World Journal of Gastroenterology, vol 21, no. 1, pp. 229-232. DOI:

Transition of care in inflammatory bowel disease
Abraham, BP & Kahn, SA 2014, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol 10, no. 10, pp. 633-640.

Fecal calprotectin: Controlling the cost of care
Abraham, BP & Sellin, JH 2014, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol 12, no. 2, pp. 263-264. DOI:

Vitamin D deficiency and corticosteroid use are risk factors for low bone mineral density in inflammatory bowel disease patients
Abraham, BP, Prasad, P & Malaty, HM 2014, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, vol 59, no. 8, pp. 1878-1884. DOI:

The natural history of ulcerative colitis in a pediatric population: A follow-up population-based cohort study
Mataly, HM, Abraham, BP, Mehta, S, Garnett, EA & Ferry, GD 2013, Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology, vol 6, no. 1, pp. 77-83. DOI:

The natural course of inflammatory bowel disease-indeterminate from childhood to adulthood: Within a 25 year period
Malaty, HM, Mehta, S, Abraham, B, Garnett, EA & Ferry, GD 2013, Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology, vol 6, no. 1, pp. 115-121. DOI:

Transition from pediatric to adult care
Abraham, BP & Ferry, GD 2013, . in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Second Edition. Springer New York, pp. 571-577. DOI:

Drug-induced, factitious, & idiopathic diarrhoea
Abraham, BP & Sellin, JH 2012, Best Practice and Research: Clinical Gastroenterology, vol 26, no. 5, pp. 633-648. DOI:

Natural history of pediatric-onset inflammatory bowel disease: A systematic review
Abraham, BP, Mehta, S & El-Serag, HB 2012, Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, vol 46, no. 7, pp. 581-589. DOI:

Review article: Current treatment options and management of functional dyspepsia
Lacy, BE, Talley, NJ, Locke, GR, Bouras, EP, Dibaise, JK, El-Serag, HB, Abraham, BP, Howden, CW, Moayyedi, P & Prather, C 2012, Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, vol 36, no. 1, pp. 3-15. DOI:

Disability in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Abraham, BP & Sellin, JH 2012, Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, vol 41, no. 2, pp. 429-441. DOI: