Wayne I.  Lencer

Wayne I. Lencer, MD

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Harry Schwachman Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology

Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

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Medical Services


  • Diarrheal Diseases
  • Gastroenterology
  • Intestinal Normal Physiology and Failure


  • Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • Medicine
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Experience and Education


Medical School

Boston University School of Medicine, 1977

Boston, MA


Boston City Hospital, 1977-1978

Boston, MA


Boston City Hospital, 1978-1980

Boston, MA


Boston Children's Hospital, 1984-1987

Boston, MA


  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology


The Lencer laboratory studies the cell and molecular biology of vesicular transport in polarized epithelial cells and regulation of ion transport in the intestine. These studies relate to how intestinal epithelial cells interact with the luminal and sub-epithelial micro-environment, and to the biology of bacterial pathogenesis and host defense at mucosal surfaces. Dr. Lencer is Director of the Harvard Digestive Diseases Center.

Research on epithelial cell biology
Wayne Lencer, MD, Research site

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