Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition | Research and Innovation

Our basic research programs focus on the study of epithelial cell biology and mucosal immunology in infection, inflammation, host defense, and development of the gastrointestinal tract. Our clinical and translational research programs focus on intestinal and nutritional epidemiology, outcomes research and quality insurance, inflammatory bowel disease, the congenital diarrheas, celiac disease, hepatic disease, and motility and “functional” disorders of the GI tract.

Learn about our current clinical trials.

New treatment guidelines for chronic hepatitis B

Maureen Jonas, MD, clinical director of Hepatology at Boston Children’s, collaborated with colleagues from other institutions to create treatment guidelines for chronic Hepatitis B.

Pancreatic Disorders Program reaching new heights

Boston Children’s Pancreatic Disorders Program is comprised of expert surgeons, clinicians and radiologists in the field. Find out why we are one of only two pediatric programs recognized by the National Pancreatic Foundation. 

Commitment to VEO-IBD research consortium

In partnership with international gastroenterologists and scientists, Boston Children’s Hospital formed a consortium to identify causes and develop new treatments for very early onset IBD.