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Stephanie Judd Irwin,MD

Primary Service
  • Gastroenterology
Areas of Interest

Clinical research (particularly relating to colonoscopy quality improvement measures and colorectal cancer), resecting large polyps, colorectal cancer prevention, medical education

  • Bachelor of Science, Biology; Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, Hope College, Holland, MI
Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Gastroenterology, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI

Board certification
Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Philosophy of care
The patient always comes first. To me each patient is a family member, and this philosophy helps me tailor my approach to care. I provide education on the condition the patient has, present all treatment options available, and then tailor the recommendation to best serve the patient, having them ultimately deciding on which treatment(s) he or she would like to pursue.

Why Dr. Irwin went into medicine
My mother was a pediatric nurse and my father had a cardiac condition, which he unfortunately passed from. Both of these factors motivated me to pursue medicine so that I could help others with their health. Also by having experienced loss at an early age, I feel that I’m uniquely positioned to empathize with patients and their families.

Favorite advice to give patients
One of my favorite quotes pertaining to medicine comes from the movie Patch Adams: ‘You treat the disease, you win, you lose; you treat the patient and you’ll always win.’ I can’t always guarantee a successful outcome, but I can guarantee that I’ll give my very best effort for each patient. Therefore, my best advice for patients is to choose a doctor who truly cares for you as an individual and doesn’t just treat diseases.

Frankenmuth, MI

I enjoy long distance running along Lake Superior or Lake Michigan, photography, reading, writing, and cooking. I’m also starting to get into biking and swimming and hope to complete my first Ironman triathlon!

Prior to joining St. Luke’s, I served as Associate Program Director at Wayne State University and am excited to have the opportunity to continue teaching medical students at UMD.

2015, John D. Dingell VA Medical Center Special Performance Award

The Impact of Hospital Teaching Status on Colonoscopy Perforation Risk: A National Inpatient Sample Study. K Khalid, V Gayam, A Yedd, O Adam, S Chakraborty, M Abdallah, A Abu-Heija, Z Kaloti, O Mukhtar, H Shereef, S Judd. Gastroenterology Res. 2020 Feb;13(1):19-24.

Secondary Angiodysplasia-Associated Gastrointestinal Bleeding in End-Stage Renal Disease: Results from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. T Tariq, P Karabon, F Irfan, S Goyal, M Mayeda, A Parsons, S Judd, M Ehrinpreis. World J Gastrointest Endosc. 2019 Oct 16;11(10):504-514.

Transplant-Amendable Hepatocellular Carcinoma in a Fontan Patient. B Rutledge, A Devara, S Benjaram, S Judd, M Ehrinpreis. Case Rep Gastroenterol. 2019 Jun 26;13(2):275-279.

Gut microbiome profiling and colorectal cancer in African Americans and Caucasian Americans. L Farhana, F Antaki, F Murshed, H Mahmud, S Judd, P Nangia-Makker, E Levi, Y Yu, AP Majumdar. World J Gastrointest Pathophysiol 2018 Sept 29;9(2):47-58.

Predictors of suboptimal bowel preparation in asymptomatic patients undergoing average-risk screening colonoscopy. S. Govani, E. Elliott, SB Menees, S. Judd, S. Saini,C. Anastassiades, A Urganus, S Boyce, P Schoenfeld. World J Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Sep 16;8(17):616-22

Role of cancer stem cells in racial disparity in colorectal cancer. Farhana L, Antaki F, Anees MR, Nangia-Makker P, S. Judd, T Hadden , E Levi, F Murshed , Y Yu, E Van Buren, K Ahmed, G Dyson, AP Majumdar. Cancer Med. 2016 Jun;5(6):1268-78. doi: 10.1002/cam4.690. Epub 2016 Mar 14.