Udeme D Ekong, MD MPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology)

Specialties & Subspecialties

Transplantation Center, Yale-New Haven

Pediatrics: Pediatric Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Education & Training

  • M.B.B.S., Ahmadu Bello University (1992)
  • M.P.H., Northwestern University (2011)
  • Fellowship, Children's Hospital of New York, Columbia Presbyterian , Pediatric Gastroenterology  (2000 - 2003)
  • Fellowship, Children`s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Chicago. , Transplant Hepatology  (2003 - 2004)
  • Residency, Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center , Pediatrics  (1998 - 2000)
  • Residency, Birmingham Children's Hospital, United Kingdom. , Pediatrics  (1996 - 1998)
  • Residency, Bedford Hospital, United Kingdom , Pediatrics  (1995 - 1996)

Patient Care

Accepts New Patients? Yes | Patient Type: Adolescent, Child | Accepts referrals from patients


Clinical Interests

1) Neonatal cholestasis. 2) Autoimmune liver diseases. 3) Pediatric liver transplantation.


Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Board Certified (2005)
  • Pediatrics, Board Certified (2001)
  • Pediatric Transplant Hepatology, Board Certified (2006)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
De Novo Autoimmune Hepatitis De Novo Autoimmune Hepatitis in Pediatric Liver Transplantation
Autoimmune Hepatitis The Role of Sodium Chloride and the Treg/Th17 Axis in Autoimmune Hepatitis
Paediatric Liver Transplant Recipients A 24 Month, multi-center, single arm, prospective study to evaluate renal function, efficacy, safety and tolerability of everolimus in combination with reduced exposure cyclosporine or tacrolimus in pediatric liver transplant recipients
Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Genetics of Fatty Liver Disease in Childhood Obesity
Alanine Aminotransferase, Plasma Level of, Quantitative Trait Locus 1, Hypertriglyceridemia, Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, and Steatohepatitis The genetic effect on omega 3 fatty acid supplementation for the treatment of non alcoholic fatty liver disease in obese children and adolescents

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