Pediatric Gastroenterology Faculty
Bradley A. Barth, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor, Interim Division Chief
Director, Gastroenterology Endoscopy Unit, Children’s Medical Center
Interests: Therapeutic endoscopy, capsule endoscopy, pancreatic and biliary tract disease, inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, and balloon enteroscopy
Michele J. Alkalay, M.D.
Interests: Celiac disease; inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); Crohn's disease; ulcerative colitis; eosinophilic esophagitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); fatty liver disease; functional gastrointestinal disorders and abdominal pain; irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); constipation; encopresis
John Andersen, M.D.
Vice Chair of Clinical Operations
Interests: Inflammatory bowel disease, cyclic vomiting syndrome, and treatment of gastrointestinal strictures/narrowing
Amal A. Aqul, M.D.
Interests: Niemann-Pick type C disease; lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (Wolman's disease); cholesterol metabolism
Sarah Barlow, M.D., M.P.H.
Interests: Pediatric gastroenterology, management of obesity and NAFLD in children and adolescents, population health approaches to child and adolescent obesity
Nandini Channabasappa, M.D.
Interests: Intestinal failure and rehabilitation, and therapeutic endoscopy
Edaire Cheng, M.D.
Assistant Professor and Clinical Scholar, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
Interests: Eotaxin-3 expression in Eosinophilic Esophagitis and GERD; tissue remodeling and fibrosis in eosinophilic esophagitis; therapeutic agents for eosinophilic esophagitis
Aakash Goyal, M.D.
Interests: Inflammatory bowel disease and its complications, liver diseases, growth and malabsorption, and feeding disorders
Bhaskar Gurram, M.D.
Interests: Gastrointestinal manifestations of immune deficiency and immune dysregulation disorders, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)M/p>
Qin Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Interests: Mechanosensitive ion channel activity in biliary epithelium, regulation of cholangiocyte secretion, and bile formation by the mechanosensor TRPV4
Ricardo Medina-Centeno, M.D.
Interests: Imperforate anus, anorectal malformations, esophageal, gastric, small bowel and colonic dysmotility, chronic constipation, biofeedback, bowel management program, motility testing (esophageal, antroduodenal, colonic and anorectal manometry), aerodigestive disorders, chronic abdominal pain, anorectal malformations, bowel management, neurogastroenterology, motility disorders, volvulus
Ashish Patel, M.D.
Interests: Pediatric gastroenterology, inflammatory bowel disease, Celiac disease, and nutrition
Charina M. Ramirez, M.D.
Interests: Fatty liver disease, Celiac disease, and Niemann-Pick type C disease
Norberto Rodriguez-Baez, M.D.
Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship
Interests: Viral hepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis, steatohepatitis, liver failure, and esophageal structures
Isabel C. Rojas Santamaria, M.D.
Interests: Pediatric gastroenterology, liver diseases
Rinarani M. Sanghavi, M.D.
Director, Pediatric neuro-gastroenterology
Interests: Pediatric motility disorders and neuro-gastroenterology
Meghana N. Sathe, M.D.
Interests: Pediatric gastroenterology, nutrition, and cystic fibrosis
M. Gaith S. Semrin, M.D.
Interests: Pediatric gastroenterology and inflammatory bowel disease
Luis Sifuentes-Dominguez, M.D.
Interests: Identifying the genetic causes of early onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
David M. Troendle, M.D.
Interests: Advanced and therapeutic endoscopy in children, pediatric ERCP and EUS, recurrent and chronic pancreatitis in children and endoscopic outcomes, technical and clinical outcomes in pediatric ERCP, post-ERCP pancreatitis and its prevention