Gastroenterology

The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition specializes in intestinal, hepatic, pancreatic, and nutritional disorders in infants, children, and adolescents. Our physicians are pediatricians first, meaning we are experts in the care of infants, children and young adults. Our physicians are all are board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists and faculty members at the University of Utah.

We conduct specialty clinics in liver disease and liver transplantation, comprehensive nutrition challenges, swallowing and feeding disorders, inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, intestinal failure, intestinal motility disorders, pancreatic disorders, cystic fibrosis, and general pediatric GI.

Our pediatric gastrointestinal specialists will walk you through your child’s diagnosis and develop a comprehensive treatment plan. We work closely with parents and primary care providers, to become partners in your child's care and treatment.

What to Expect

We are located on the 2nd level of the Primary Children’s Hospital Eccles Outpatient Services Building. While we do not require a referral to be seen in our general gastroenterology clinic, ask your child’s primary care provider for testing results related to your child’s condition and have records faxed to 801-587-7539 or bring them with you.

Know and be prepared to tell us which medications your child is currently taking, including the dosage.

What Sets Us Apart

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Conditions & Treatments

  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Food Allergies
  • Colic
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/Chronic Heartburn
  • Achalasia
  • Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Liver Disease
  • Diseases of the Pancreas

Our team also treats the following nutritional concerns and challenges:

  • Tube feeding dependency (NG, NJ or gastrostomy)
  • Respiratory problems associated with eating
  • Genetic, medical or surgical problems impairing nutrition
  • Inability to sustain normal weight gain
  • Intravenous nutrition (parenteral nutrition)

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Research & Innovations

Ongoing research initiatives include eosinophilic esophagitis, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. We have funding through the following organizations: 

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