Michael Currier, MPAS, PA-C
Physician Assistant & Associate Director of Program Development
Michael Currier, a physician assistant and IBD clinician, is associate director of program development at the BWH Crohn’s and Colitis Center, a dynamic patient advocate, and frequent speaker on IBD. Michael is a core member of the team that launched the Center, and he is a leader of it’s CIRCLE program, which combines traditional medical treatments with nutrition, stress management, and other services into care that is patient centered and directed.
Michael uses education, humor and encouragement with patients to help them make sound medical decisions, choose a healthy lifestyle, and keep a positive outlook. He partners with patients to incorporate cutting-edge treatments that are tailored to the patient. His clinical interests also include alternative and complementary therapies, nutrition, and mind-body medicine.
Prior to working at the Center, he was a physician assistant at Digestive Health Associates in Winchester Hospital in Winchester, MA. Michael earned a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2010 and is a cum laude graduate of Suffolk University in Boston with a degree in business management and marketing. Michael did his training in gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital and his IBD training under Dr. Joshua Korzenik, director of the BWH Crohn’s and Colitis Center.
Michael was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease when he was a freshman in high school, so he understands IBD from the patient’s perspective. He is now a sought-after speaker at IBD conferences and patient and family symposia.
Michael was awarded the Honored Hero Award by the Crohn’s and Colitis of America foundation in 2014 and recently spoke at the IBD 2020 conference in New Orleans about the need for patient-centered care and improving the quality of care for patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Michael lives in Ashland, MA, with his family. He is an avid chef and gardener and loves Mel Brooks movies and old school R&B. Before his career in medicine, Michael was a professional saxophonist, vocalist, and keyboardist. He led a band named Averi that toured with Matchbox 20, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Barenaked Ladies and won a Boston Music Award in 2005 for Best Pop/Rock Group.
Michaels sees his own panel of patients as well as working with IBD physicians. He is currently accepting new patients.
To set an appointment please call 617-732-6389.