Division Highlights - Gastroenterology & Nutrition

The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition cares for children with gastrointestinal and hepatologic disorders.

Nutritional services include placement of feeding tubes and support for underweight infants and children.

We also conduct clinical research in inflammatory bowel disease.

2011 Highlights

  • The division initiated a parenteral nutrition support team for inpatients, and, in cooperation with the Waisman Center, developed a failure to thrive clinic. These initiatives, combined with a multidisciplinary intestinal failure clinic launched in late 2010, provide comprehensive care for children with complex GI problems.


Luther Sigurdsson, MD

Clinical Associate Professor
and Division Chief

Istvan Danko, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Dorota Walkiewicz-Jedrzejczak, MD

Assistant Professor


Recent Publications

Crandall W, Kappelman MD, Colletti RB, Leibowitz I, Grunow JE, Ali S, Baron HI, Berman JH, Boyle B, Cohen S, del Rosario F, Denson LA, Duffy L, Integlia MJ,  Kim SC, Milov D, Patel AS, Schoen BT, Walkiewicz D, Margolis P. ImproveCareNow: The development of a pediatric inflammatory bowel disease improvement network. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2011 Jan;17(1):450-7. Review. PMID: 20602466.

Wald A, Sigurdsson L. Quality of life in children and adults with constipation. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 2011 Feb;25(1):19-27. PMID: 21382576.

Grant Support

Principal Investigator Funding Agency Title
Walkiewicz-Jedrzejczak, Dorota Centocor C0168Z02: A Multicenter, Long-Term, Observational Registry of Pediatric Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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