At Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, our Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Program ranks No. 7 in the country, and is the only nationally ranked pediatric program of its kind in Georgia*.
Our team is committed to advancing care for pediatric patients across the country. Physicians in our program conduct multiple studies on a national level and are involved in collaborative efforts that further expand our understanding of liver disease and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.
Some of our research collaborations include:
Our areas of interest for research include:
- Acute liver failure
- Biliary atresia
- Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
- Chronic pancreatitis in children
- Cystic fibrosis-associated liver disease
- Eosinophilic esophagitis
- Fatty liver disease
- Hepatitis B and C therapy in children
- Liver transplantation
- Adolescent transplant patients’ adherence to their medication and lifestyle regimen and transitioning them from pediatric- to adult-centered care
- Nutritional status after liver transplantation
- Post-transplantation medical issues
- Transplant rejection and immunologic tolerance (acceptance by the body)
- Neonatal alloimmune liver disease
- Neonatal cholestatic liver disease
- Noninvasive diagnosis of liver disease using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Portal hypertension
Whole-genome sequencing of African Americans implicates differential genetic architecture in inflammatory bowel disease.
Our team participated in a multi-center collaborative study published in the American Journal of Human Genetics.read the study
Our Future State-of-the-Art Campus
The North Druid Hills campus is designed to improve outcomes, help deliver cutting-edge care and bring lifesaving medical research directly to patients.
Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship
Our Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellowship Program trains the leading physicians of tomorrow.
Transplant Hepatology Fellowship
We offer a one-year advanced fellowship in pediatric transplant hepatology.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is honored to be presenting at the 2022 NASPGHAN conference, taking place Thursday, Oct. 13, through Saturday, Oct. 15. Our Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Program ranks No. 7 in the country, and is the only nationally ranked pediatric program of its kind in Georgia*.
We are committed to advancing care for pediatric patients across the country. Physicians in our program conduct multiple studies on a national level. Plus, Children’s is the largest enroller of patients in ImproveCareNow, a national outcomes and quality registry for children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Connect with us at NASPGHAN or any time to talk about our research studies and our shared commitment to improve pediatric outcomes.
Wednesday, Oct. 12
Cary Sauer, MD: Single Topic Symposium: Digital Tools in Patient Care
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 13
Saul Karpen, MD: Postgraduate Course: Evaluation of the Jaundiced Infant
Friday, Oct. 14
Stanley A. Cohen, MD: The Leaky Child (Persistent Diarrhea)
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. (Meet the Professors Breakfasts)
Benjamin D. Gold, MD, FAAP, FACG: Plenary session
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
René Romero, MD: The Clash over liver transplantation in Fontan Associated Liver Disease: Does it stay or does it go now?
Jose Garza, MD: Belching and bloating: Gas in the GI tract
James Stevens, MD: A Transition Program and Novel Joint Pediatric-Adult Clinic Model Decreases Adult Mortality in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients
Jessica Buzenski, PhD: Poster Session II: Proof of Concept: Telehealth for Pediatric Disorders of the Gut-Brain Interaction During the COVID-19 Pandemic
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15
Cary Sauer, MD: Deliberate Practice: How to Be an Expert