Dawn Borromeo Beaulieu, MD, is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). She is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, with an expertise in the field of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and the treatment of severe recurrent Clostridum difficile). She has been caring for patients at Vanderbilt since 2009.
Dr. Beaulieu is the director of Professional and Patient Education at the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center at Vanderbilt, founding director of the IBD fellowship rotation for adult gastroenterology fellows, and founding director for the advanced IBD fellowship at Vanderbilt.
Throughout her academic career, she has mentored numerous internal medicine residents and gastroenterology fellows. Prior to attending medical school, she worked in basic scientific research for six years and then one year as a clinical trials coordinator. As faculty at VUMC, she has been involved in numerous clinical trials through the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center involved as primary investigator or sub-investigator for multiple pharmaceutical trials and investigator-initiated studies since 2009.
In 2019, Dr. Beaulieu created the first dedicated functional medicine inflammatory bowel disease clinic in the country. She is focused on creating group and one-on-one models of care based on functional medicine for patients with severe IBD.