Benjamin Click, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Gastroenterology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine (2012)
Graduate School :
  • MS, University of Pittsburgh (2018)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Virginia (VA) (2007)
Residency:
  • UPMC Medical Education (Presbyterian Shadyside Hospital) Program, Internal Medicine (2014)
Fellowships:
  • UPMC Medical Education (Presbyterian Shadyside Hospital) Program, Gastroenterology (2018)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Gastroenterology

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Research Interests

My research interests are primarily focused on risk prediction and optimal management strategies for postoperative Crohn's disease.

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (2022)
    School of Medicine, Medicine

Publications

  • Hollis RH, Smith N, Sapci I, Click B, Regueiro M, Hull TL, Lightner AL. Small Bowel Crohn's Disease Recurrence is Common After Total Proctocolectomy for Crohn's Colitis. Dis Colon Rectum. 2022 Mar 1;65(3):390-398. PubMed PMID: 34759246
  • Anderson A, Cherfane C, Click B, Ramos-Rivers C, Koutroubakis IE, Hashash JG, Babichenko D, Tang G, Dunn M, Barrie A, Proksell S, Dueker J, Johnston E, Schwartz M, Binion DG. Monocytosis Is a Biomarker of Severity in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Analysis of a 6-Year Prospective Natural History Registry. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2022 Jan 5;28(1):70-78. PubMed PMID: 33693659
  • Garg R, Mohammed A, Singh A, Regueiro M, Click B. Trends and Outcomes of Acute Diverticulitis in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Propensity-matched National Study. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2022 Jan 5;28(1):48-53. PubMed PMID: 33528011
  • Faisal MS, Burke CA, Liska D, Lightner AL, Leach B, O'Malley M, LaGuardia L, Click B, Achkar JP, Kalady M, Church JM, Mankaney G. Association of cancer with comorbid inflammatory conditions and treatment in patients with Lynch syndrome. World J Clin Oncol. 2022 Jan 24;13(1):49-61. PubMed PMID: 35116232
  • Holubar SD, Gunter RL, Click BH, Achkar JP, Lightner AL, Lipman JM, Hull TL, Regueiro M, Rieder F, Steele SR. Mesenteric Excision and Exclusion for Ileocolic Crohn's Disease: Feasibility and Safety of an Innovative, Combined Surgical Approach With Extended Mesenteric Excision and Kono-S Anastomosis. Dis Colon Rectum. 2022 Jan 1;65(1):e5-e13. PubMed PMID: 34882636
  • Lightner AL, Steele SR, McMichael JP, Jia X, Qazi T, Click BH, Church J. Pouch Function Over Time and With Advancing Age. Dis Colon Rectum. 2022 Feb 1;65(2):254-263. PubMed PMID: 34459447
  • Click B, Merchea A, Colibaseanu DT, Regueiro M, Farraye FA, Stocchi L. Ileocolic Resection for Crohn Disease: The Influence of Different Surgical Techniques on Perioperative Outcomes, Recurrence Rates, and Endoscopic Surveillance. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2022 Feb 1;28(2):289-298. PubMed PMID: 33988234
  • Garg R, Mohan BP, Ponnada S, Regueiro M, Lightner AL, Click B. Postoperative outcomes after preoperative ustekinumab exposure in patients with Crohn's disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Gastroenterol. 2021 Sep-Oct;34(5):691-698. PubMed PMID: 34475740
  • Lightner AL, Vaidya P, McMichael J, Click B, Regueiro M, Steele SR, Hull TL. Anal Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Ulcerative Colitis: Can Pouches Withstand Traditional Treatment Protocols?. Dis Colon Rectum. 2021 Sep 1;64(9):1106-1111. PubMed PMID: 33951686
  • Sleiman J, Hitawala AA, Cohen B, Falloon K, Simonson M, Click B, Khanna U, Fernandez AP, Rieder F. Systematic Review: Sweet Syndrome Associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. J Crohns Colitis. 2021 Nov 8;15(11):1864-1876. PubMed PMID: 33891004
  • Shah RS, Bachour S, Jia X, Holubar SD, Hull TL, Achkar JP, Philpott J, Qazi T, Rieder F, Cohen BL, Regueiro MD, Lightner AL, Click BH. Hypoalbuminaemia, Not Biologic Exposure, Is Associated with Postoperative Complications in Crohn's Disease Patients Undergoing Ileocolic Resection. J Crohns Colitis. 2021 Jul 5;15(7):1142-1151. PubMed PMID: 33388775
  • Shah RS, Click BH. Medical therapies for postoperative Crohn's disease. Therap Adv Gastroenterol. 2021;14:1756284821993581. PubMed PMID: 33643440
  • Garg R, Mohan BP, Ponnada S, Singh A, Aminian A, Regueiro M, Click B. Safety and Efficacy of Bariatric Surgery in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Obes Surg. 2020 Oct;30(10):3872-3883. PubMed PMID: 32578179
  • Click B, Lopez R, Arrigain S, Schold J, Regueiro M, Rizk M. Shifting Cost-drivers of Health Care Expenditures in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2020 Jul 17;26(8):1268-1275. PubMed PMID: 31671186
  • Beard JA, Click BH. The burden of cost in inflammatory bowel disease: a medical economic perspective. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2020 Jul;36(4):310-316. PubMed PMID: 32398566
  • Franco DL, Click B. Proactive Versus Reactive Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Infliximab in Crohn's Disease: Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2020 Jan 1;26(1):112-113. PubMed PMID: 31184363
  • Lightner AL, Click B, Yamamoto T, Spinelli A, Kotze P. Management of Isolated Anal Strictures in Crohn's Disease. Dis Colon Rectum. 2020 Dec;63(12):1639-1647. PubMed PMID: 33149025
  • El Ouali S, Click B, Holubar SD, Rieder F. Natural history, diagnosis and treatment approach to fibrostenosing Crohn's disease. United European Gastroenterol J. 2020 Apr;8(3):263-270. PubMed PMID: 32213020
  • Click B, Regueiro M. The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Medical Home: From Patients to Populations. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2019 Nov 14;25(12):1881-1885. PubMed PMID: 30934057
  • Ma C, Jairath V, Click B, Hirota SA, Lu C, Parker CE, Rieder F. Targeting anti-fibrotic pathways in Crohn's disease - The final frontier?. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 2019 Feb - Apr;38-39:101603. PubMed PMID: 31327400
  • Lightner AL, Regueiro M, Click B. Special Considerations for Colorectal Surgery in the Elderly IBD Patient. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2019 Dec;17(4):449-456. PubMed PMID: 31755072
  • Click B, Regueiro M. A Practical Guide to the Safety and Monitoring of New IBD Therapies. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2019 Apr 11;25(5):831-842. PubMed PMID: 30312391
  • Anderson A, Ferris LK, Click B, Ramos-Rivers C, Koutroubakis IE, Hashash JG, Dunn M, Barrie A, Schwartz M, Regueiro M, Binion DG. Low Rates of Dermatologic Care and Skin Cancer Screening Among Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients. Dig Dis Sci. 2018 Oct;63(10):2729-2739. PubMed PMID: 29713987
  • Regueiro M, Click B, Anderson A, Shrank W, Kogan J, McAnallen S, Szigethy E. Reduced Unplanned Care and Disease Activity and Increased Quality of Life After Patient Enrollment in an Inflammatory Bowel Disease Medical Home. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Nov;16(11):1777-1785. PubMed PMID: 29654918
  • Click B, Pinsky PF, Hickey T, Doroudi M, Schoen RE. Association of Colonoscopy Adenoma Findings With Long-term Colorectal Cancer Incidence. JAMA. 2018 May 15;319(19):2021-2031. PubMed PMID: 29800214
  • Anderson A, Click B, Ramos-Rivers C, Koutroubakis IE, Hashash JG, Dunn MA, Schwartz M, Swoger J, Barrie A 3rd, Regueiro M, Binion DG. The Association Between Sustained Poor Quality of Life and Future Opioid Use in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Jun 8;24(7):1380-1388. PubMed PMID: 29860492
  • Gajendran M, Bauer AJ, Buchholz BM, Watson AR, Koutroubakis IE, Hashash JG, Ramos-Rivers C, Shah N, Lee KK, Cruz RJ, Regueiro M, Zuckerbraun B, Schwartz M, Swoger J, Barrie A, Harrison J, Hartman DJ, Salgado J, Rivers WM, Click B, Anderson AM, Umapathy C, Babichenko D, Dunn MA, Binion DG. Ileocecal Anastomosis Type Significantly Influences Long-Term Functional Status, Quality of Life, and Healthcare Utilization in Postoperative Crohn's Disease Patients Independent of Inflammation Recurrence. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018 Apr;113(4):576-583. PubMed PMID: 29610509
  • Click B, Anderson AM, Ramos Rivers C, Koutroubakis IE, Hashash JG, Dunn MA, Schwartz M, Swoger J, Barrie A 3rd, Szigethy E, Regueiro M, Schoen RE, Binion DG. Telephone Encounters Predict Future High Financial Expenditures in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients: A 3-Year Prospective Observational Study. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2018 Apr;52(4):319-325. PubMed PMID: 28452828
  • Click BH, Greer JB, Regueiro MD, Hartman DJ, Davis PL, Siegel CA, Herfarth HH, Rosh JR, Shah SA, Koltun WA, Binion DG, Baidoo L, Szigethy E. IBD LIVE Series-Case 7: The Brain-Gut Connection and the Importance of Integrated Care in IBD. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2017 May;23(5):681-694. PubMed PMID: 28426450
  • Click B, Binion DG, Anderson AM. Predicting Costs of Care for Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Mar;15(3):393-395. PubMed PMID: 27923719
  • Rao BB, Click BH, Koutroubakis IE, Ramos Rivers C, Regueiro M, Swoger J, Schwartz M, Hashash J, Barrie A, Dunn MA, Binion DG. The Cost of Crohn's Disease: Varied Health Care Expenditure Patterns Across Distinct Disease Trajectories. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2017 Jan;23(1):107-115. PubMed PMID: 27930405
  • Click B, Anderson AM, Koutroubakis IE, Rivers CR, Babichenko D, Machicado JD, Hartman DJ, Hashash JG, Dunn MA, Schwartz M, Swoger J, Barrie A III, Wenzel SE, Regueiro M, Binion DG. Peripheral Eosinophilia in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Defines an Aggressive Disease Phenotype. Am J Gastroenterol. 2017 Dec;112(12):1849-1858. PubMed PMID: 29112200
  • Anderson A, Click B, Ramos-Rivers C, Cheng D, Babichenko D, Koutroubakis IE, Hashash JG, Schwartz M, Swoger J, Barrie AM 3rd, Dunn MA, Regueiro M, Binion DG. Lasting Impact of Clostridium difficile Infection in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2017 Dec;23(12):2180-2188. PubMed PMID: 29084081
  • Regueiro M, Click B, Holder D, Shrank W, McAnallen S, Szigethy E. Constructing an Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patient-Centered Medical Home. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Aug;15(8):1148-1153.e4. PubMed PMID: 28624253
  • Koutroubakis IE, Ramos-Rivers C, Regueiro M, Koutroumpakis E, Click B, Schwartz M, Swoger J, Baidoo L, Hashash JG, Barrie A, Dunn MA, Binion DG. Five-Year Period Prevalence and Characteristics of Anemia in a Large US Inflammatory Bowel Disease Cohort. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2016 Sep;50(8):638-43. PubMed PMID: 26485103
  • Bhattacharya A, Rao BB, Koutroubakis IE, Click B, Vargas EJ, Regueiro M, Schwartz M, Swoger JM, Babichenko D, Hartmann D, Rivers CR, Barrie A 3rd, Hashash JG, Dunn MA, Binion DG. Silent Crohn's Disease Predicts Increased Bowel Damage During Multiyear Follow-up: The Consequences of Under-reporting Active Inflammation. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2016 Nov;22(11):2665-2671. PubMed PMID: 27753691
  • Anderson AJ, Click B, Ramos-Rivers C, Babichenko D, Koutroubakis IE, Hartman DJ, Hashash JG, Schwartz M, Swoger J, Barrie AM 3rd, Dunn MA, Regueiro M, Binion DG. Development of an Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Registry Derived from Observational Electronic Health Record Data for Comprehensive Clinical Phenotyping. Dig Dis Sci. 2016 Nov;61(11):3236-3245. PubMed PMID: 27619390
  • Click B, Ramos Rivers C, Koutroubakis IE, Babichenko D, Anderson AM, Hashash JG, Dunn MA, Schwartz M, Swoger J, Baidoo L, Barrie A 3rd, Regueiro M, Binion DG. Demographic and Clinical Predictors of High Healthcare Use in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2016 Jun;22(6):1442-9. PubMed PMID: 26950309
  • Click B, Vargas EJ, Anderson AM, Proksell S, Koutroubakis IE, Ramos Rivers C, Hashash JG, Regueiro M, Watson A, Dunn MA, Schwartz M, Swoger J, Baidoo L, Barrie A 3rd, Binion DG. Silent Crohn's Disease: Asymptomatic Patients with Elevated C-reactive Protein Are at Risk for Subsequent Hospitalization. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2015 Oct;21(10):2254-61. PubMed PMID: 26197446
  • Koutroubakis IE, Ramos-Rivers C, Regueiro M, Koutroumpakis E, Click B, Schoen RE, Hashash JG, Schwartz M, Swoger J, Baidoo L, Barrie A, Dunn MA, Binion DG. Persistent or Recurrent Anemia Is Associated With Severe and Disabling Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Oct;13(10):1760-6. PubMed PMID: 25862987
  • Click B, Ketchum AM, Turner R, Whitcomb DC, Papachristou GI, Yadav D. The role of apheresis in hypertriglyceridemia-induced acute pancreatitis: A systematic review. Pancreatology. 2015 Jul-Aug;15(4):313-20. PubMed PMID: 25800175
  • Koutroubakis IE, Ramos-Rivers C, Regueiro M, Koutroumpakis E, Click B, Schwartz M, Swoger J, Baidoo L, Hashash JG, Barrie A, Dunn MA, Binion DG. The Influence of Anti-tumor Necrosis Factor Agents on Hemoglobin Levels of Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2015 Jul;21(7):1587-93. PubMed PMID: 25933393
  • Rao BB, Click B, Eid G, Codario RA. Management of Refractory Noninsulinoma Pancreatogenous Hypoglycemia Syndrome with Gastric Bypass Reversal: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Case Rep Endocrinol. 2015;2015:384526. PubMed PMID: 26523235
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Professional Memberships

  • Crohn's Colitis Foundation, Professional Member
  • American College of Gastroenterology, Member
  • American Gastroenterological Association, Member
  • European Crohn's and Colitis Organization, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Digestive Health Center - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
5th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2777

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Gastroenterology, Board Certification (2018, 2018)
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (2015, 2015)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Digestive System - Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, microscopic colitis
  • Digestive System
Clinical Interests
My many clinical interests include difficult to treat inflammatory bowel disease, the coordinated medical-surgical management of complex Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, colon cancer prevention and surveillance in IBD, and hospitalized patients with severe ulcerative colitis.

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide patient-centered, high-quality care for my patients. I believe in treating each person with an individualized, multidisciplinary approach seeking to address the many challenges that individuals with inflammatory bowel disease face.

Personal Interests
In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, running, snowboarding, and home improvement projects.

Public Speaking
Yes
Patient and provider education on inflammatory bowel disease including research advances.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine (2012)
Graduate Schools:
  • MS, University of Pittsburgh (2018)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Virginia (VA) (2007)
Residency Programs:
  • UPMC Medical Education (Presbyterian Shadyside Hospital) Program, Internal Medicine (2014)
Fellowships:
  • UPMC Medical Education (Presbyterian Shadyside Hospital) Program, Gastroenterology (2018)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Gastroenterology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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