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 and celiac disease.

2013 Highlights

  • U.S. News & World Report named the division one of the top 40 pediatric gastroenterology divisions in the country.
  • The division was approved as one of the research sites for Gattex, an innovative medical treatment for short-gut syndrome.
  • The division established a functional abdominal pain clinic.


Luther Sigurdsson, MD

Clinical Associate Professor
and Division Chief

Istvan Danko, MD, PhD

Associate Professor (CHS)

Dorota Walkiewicz-Jedrzejczak, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)


Recent Publications

Adamiak T, Walkiewicz-Jedrzejczak D, Fish D, Brown C, Tung J, Khan K, Faubion W Jr, Park R, Heikenen J, Yaffee M, Rivera-Bennett MT, Wiedkamp M, Stephens M, Noel R, Nugent M, Nebel J, Simpson P, Kappelman MD, Kugathasan S. Incidence, clinical characteristics, and natural history of pediatric IBD in Wisconsin: a population-based epidemiological study. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2013 May;19(6):1218-23. PMID: 23528339.

Agnarsson U, Björnsson S, Jóhansson JH, Sigurdsson L. Inflammatory bowel disease in Icelandic children 1951-2010. Population-based study involving one nation over six decades. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2013 Dec;48(12):1399-404. Epub 2013 Oct 28. PMID: 24164345.

Sigurdsson L, Agnarsson U, Axelsson AV. [Eosinophilic esophagitis in children. Two case reports [Journal Article].]. Laeknabladid. 2013 Dec;99(12):573-576. Icelandic. PMID: 24345813.

Grant Support

Our faculty were principal investigators on the following grants during calendar year 2013.

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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