Dominique D. Bailey, MD, MSEd, is an Instructor in Pediatrics and an Assistant Attending Pediatrician at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center at the NewYork Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University and Master's degree in Urban Education from the University of Pennsylvania. She attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency and pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at NewYork Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital— Columbia University Irving Medical Center. There she pursued post-doctoral research, funded initially by an NIDDK T32 training grant followed by an NIH-Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research, in the lab of Dr. Jianwen Que where she continues her current research under his mentorship. She joined the faculty of the Columbia University Irving Medical Center at the NewYork Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in 2018.
Dr. Bailey focuses on basic science/translational research in esophageal development and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Her current research utilizes 3D human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC)-derived esophageal organoid culture and murine models to study esophageal development and epithelial stem cell biology. She employs innovative murine models of pediatric EoE and human and murine organoid culture systems to investigate the molecular mechanisms of reactive epithelial changes to elucidate novel treatment targets and biomarkers specific to pediatric EoE. In addition, she established a pediatric EoE biorepository at Columbia University Irving Medical Center for translational research studies. She was awarded the Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Researchers (CEGIR) Training Award, the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Foundation/George Ferry Young Investigator Development Award, and recently an NIH-K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award. Dr. Bailey is a member of the AGA and is an AGA FORWARD scholar. She is also a NASPGHAN member and serves on the Professional Education Committee.