Pediatric Gastroenterology Faculty

Andrew P. Feranchak, M.D.
Associate Professor, Division Chief
Interests: Cholestatic liver disease, cystic fibrosis, hepatobiliary transport, mechanisms of bile formation, and purinergic regulation of biliary secretion
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Michele J. Alkalay, M.D.
Assistant Professor
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.
Assistant Professor
Interests: Niemann-Pick type C disease; lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (Wolman's disease); cholesterol metabolism

Bradley A. Barth, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor
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

Nandini Channabasappa, M.D.
Assistant Professor
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.
Assistant Professor
Interests: Inflammatory bowel disease and its complications, liver diseases, growth and malabsorption, and feeding disorders

Bhaskar Gurram, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Interests: Gastrointestinal manifestations of immune deficiency and immune dysregulation disorders, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

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

Ashish Patel, M.D.
Associate Professor
Interests: Pediatric gastroenterology, inflammatory bowel disease, Celiac disease, and nutrition

Charina M. Ramirez, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Interests: Fatty liver disease, Celiac disease, and Niemann-Pick type C disease

Norberto Rodriguez-Baez, M.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship
Interests: Viral hepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis, steatohepatitis, liver failure, and esophageal structures

Isabel C. Rojas, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Interests: Pediatric gastroenterology, liver diseases

Rinarani M. Sanghavi, M.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Pediatric neuro-gastroenterology
Interests: Pediatric motility disorders and neuro-gastroenterology

Meghana N. Sathe, M.D.
Associate Professor
Interests: Pediatric gastroenterology, nutrition, and cystic fibrosis

M. Gaith S. Semrin, M.D.
Associate Professor
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.
Assistant Professor
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