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Pediatric Gastroenterology

The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology takes pride in its long-time commitment to improving the health of infants, children, and young adults. The program ranks No. 9 in the nation, as well as offering many one-of-a-kind and standout programs and services such as:

  • Only intestinal rehabilitation program of its type in the region
  • One of the largest Pediatric IBD centers in the nation and founding member of Improve Care Now Network, consulting with patients worldwide
  • Only Pediatric Intestinal Immunology clinic of its kind in North Texas
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy Program leading the nation in endoscopic innovation, research, and training, winning the North American Society of Pediatric GI Endoscopy prize three times
  • Founding site for the Pediatric ERCP Database Initiative
  • Only Celiac Disease program of its kind in the Dallas-Fort Worth area
  • First Fecal Microbial Transplant program in North Texas launched in 2018
  • Home to one of the few ANMS-certified pediatric motility labs in the country performing esophageal manometry, etc.
  • Only bowel management program in North Texas for kids with simple and complex anorectal malformations
  • Only multidisciplinary abdominal pain program in the area
  • Only aerodigestive disorders management program in the area with pediatric patients referred from all over the nation

Our goal remains to provide quality clinical services, further the understanding of gastrointestinal and liver disease through original research and educate physicians at all levels of training.

Patient Care
Patient Care

The division provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic services at Children’s Medical Center for pediatric patients with gastrointestinal and liver disease, including liver transplantation. We have the only comprehensive program in North Texas providing all treatment options (parenteral nutrition, adaptation protocols, and bowel surgery) to short bowel syndrome patients.

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The Division's varied research interests include single- and multi-center clinical studies in acute liver failure, liver transplantation, inflammatory bowel disease and capsule endoscopy. UT Southwestern hosts more than 40 ongoing, IRB-approved clinical trials. Our Division’s research also identified novel genes that play a role in early-onset IBD.

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The pediatric gastroenterology faculty offers a fellowship program that accepts three fellows per year. Pediatric residents and medical students stay actively involved in the care of hospitalized patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases, and students may choose an outpatient elective designed for those interested in a career in pediatric gastroenterology.

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The Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Fellowship Program encourages the development of the cognitive, clinical, procedural, and critical research skills essential in cultivating a successful and productive career as an academic pediatric gastroenterologist. Ranked 9th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2022-23, the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology provides integrated and comprehensive care.

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Dr. Bradley Barth

Bradley Barth, M.D., M.P.H.


Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology

Annual Report

2022 Annual Report