Seema Sharma Aceves, MD, PhD is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine in the Division of Allergy, Immunology at the University of California, San Diego and directs the Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders Clinic Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego. Dr. Aceves completed her pediatrics residency and allergy, immunology fellowship at UC San Diego. Her NIH/NIAID/NIDDK funded lab works on the mechanisms of remodeling in EoE using human tissues, cells, and ex vivo functional platforms. She has had a number of pivotal findings in EoE including the presence of remodeling in the EoE esophagus, the role of transforming growth factor-beta in EoE remodeling, and the role of the rigid extracellular environment in changing esophageal structural cell function. Her clinical research has altered clinical EoE care and she is a co-inventor of oral viscous budesonide. Dr. Aceves was inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation in 2013 for her translational research accomplishments. In 2020 she became the inaugural holder of the MRD Endowed Chair in Pediatrics at UC San Diego.