Pediatric Gastroenterology & Hepatology

General Information

Yale Pediatric Gastroenterology/Hepatology comprises a team of clinicians who are devoted to the care of infants, children and adolescents with gastrointestinal, hepatic, pancreatic and nutritional disorders. Faculty members are skilled in the use of endoscopic procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of children. The section strives to provide multidisciplinary care harnessing expertise in GI nursing, nutrition, radiology, surgery, genetics and Yale's centers of excellence in IBD and liver transplantation.

There is a particular emphasis on the care of children with inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal disorders, diarrheal disease, acute and chronic liver disease, and metabolic liver diseases, including lysosomal diseases. Patients are seen in the Pediatric Specialty Center of the Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital or at weekly sessions in Brookfield, Connecticut.

The Pediatric Specialty Center is conveniently located in proximity to the outpatient laboratories and radiology facilities. Gastrointestinal procedures are performed in a state-of-the-art Pediatric Endoscopy Center located in the Children's Hospital. The center offers the latest video-based endoscopy equipment specifically designed for use in children.
Special services offered by this section include:
 
  • Diagnosis and treatment of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Management of esophageal disorders
  • Diagnosis and management of chronic diarrhea
  • Liver and small-intestine biopsy
  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic liver diseases including liver transplantation
  • Diagnosis and management of metabolic liver diseases
  • Diagnosis and management of lysosomal diseases
  • Nutritional support of acute and chronic disease
  • Endoscopic procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases

All Physicians

Ameen, Nadia

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology) and of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Candela, Ninfa

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology)


Ekong, Udeme

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology)

Emre, Sukru

Professor of Surgery (Transplant) and of Pediatrics


Pashankar, Dinesh

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology)

Phatak, Uma

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology)


Porto, Anthony

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology)

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