New Pediatric Gastroenterology Leader Appointed by Emory School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

ATLANTA (August 1, 2011)—Emory School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta recently appointed Saul Karpen, M.D., Ph.D., to be the chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the Emory-Children's Center, as well as the chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in the Department of Pediatrics at the Emory University School of Medicine.

"I welcome the opportunity to work with one of the country's leading programs in delivering specialized care to children with gastrointestinal, liver and nutritional disorders," says Karpen. "As our pediatric population continues to grow, I look forward to partnering with top research institutions including Emory University and Georgia Tech to lead the way in producing research and clinical care that best meets the needs of our young patients."

Karpen comes to Children’s and Emory from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital where he served as professor of pediatrics and the director of the Texas Children's Liver Center. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania and received his medical degree and Ph.D. at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Karpen completed both his pediatric residency and fellowship in gastroenterology/hepatology at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

"We are fortunate to have recruited such an incredible talent in research, teaching and patient care," says Barbara J. Stoll, M.D., George W. Brumley Jr. Professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Emory, senior vice president, chief academic officer at Children's and president/CEO of the Emory-Children's Center. "We look forward to working with Dr. Karpen to further grow our already strong division of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition."

The Emory-Children's Center Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition provides multispecialty care for children with both complex and common gastrointestinal conditions including inflammatory bowel disease, swallowing disorders, reflux and ulcerative colitis, as well as liver and nutritional disorders.

"We are excited to welcome Dr. Karpen as the new leader for the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at the Emory-Children's Center," says Dan Salinas, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer of Children's. "Alongside our team of pediatric specialists, he is poised to grow our program as we strive be the nation's leader in providing exceptional care for our patients in Georgia and beyond.”

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Tags: General News, Gastroenterology, Emory-Childrens Center
Published: Monday, August 01, 2011