Rochester, Minnesota Clinical Profile


Yuri A. Saito Loftus, M.D., is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. She is an active member of the Clinical Enteric Neuroscience Translational and Epidemiological Research (C.E.N.T.E.R.) program.

Dr. Saito is engaged in clinical care of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other gastrointestinal motility disorders, and she also has an active research program studying patients with IBS, constipation and diarrhea.

Focus areas

Dr. Saito's patient-oriented research centers on studying:

  • Genetic and environmental contributors to IBS
  • Patient education, diet and nutritional factors, and treatment efficacy in patients with IBS

Significance to patient care

The ultimate goal of Dr. Saito's research program is to better understand the mechanisms underlying IBS so that better diagnostic tests and treatments can be identified and created.


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Academic Rank

  1. Associate Professor of Medicine


  1. Fellow - Gastroenterology NIH Research Fellowship Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  2. MPH - Epidemiology, Health Services Research Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Of Public Health
  3. Resident - Internal Medicine Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  4. MD The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  5. BA - Biology The Johns Hopkins University

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