The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Boston Children's Hospital is one of the first pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition programs in the country.
Our founder, Harry Shwachman, was an early pioneer in the field of pediatric gastroenterology and made many contributions to the understanding of cystic fibrosis, celiac disease and a number of other disorders. He was the first to describe Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome, a disease affecting the pancreas and bone marrow. The most prestigious award given by the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition was named in his honor and our faculty includes three winners of this award for lifetime achievement in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition: Richard Grand, M.D., W. Allan Walker, M.D. and John Watkins
We are one of the first programs in the nation to recognize that maintaining the highest level of care requires encouraging physicians to develop special expertise in the treatment of specific disease and we have established subspecialty programs in critical areas:
In addition, we have created unique multidisciplinary programs to aid children with gastrointestinal problems requiring the expertise of physicians in other specialties: