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Meet the Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Team

Our team of over 45 highly specialized doctors and over 60 clinicians includes social workers, dietitians and psychologists who are devoted to treating the whole child, and who work alongside our incredibly dedicated nurses every step of the way. This expertise and teamwork allows us to give your child a more specific diagnosis and an exceptional level of personalized care and treatment here at Boston Children’s Hospital.  

We are a dedicated group of smart, compassionate and driven people who understand that being the best means focusing on what matters most: the lives and spirits of the kids we see every single day.

Physicians

Learn more about Scott B. Snapper, MD, PhD

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Menno Verhave, MD

Associate Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Athos Bousvaros, MD, MPH

Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, Department of Pediatrics

Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Sonia Aurora Ballal, MD

Associate Director, Fecal Microbiota Transplantation; Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Beate Beinvogl, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Elana M. Bern, MD, MPH

Co-Director, ARFID Program; Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Silvana Bonilla, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Timothy Buie, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Alexandra Carey, MD

Director, Home Parenteral Nutrition Program; Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Denis Chang, MD, MS

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Paul Crowley, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Nirav Desai, MD

Affiliate Staff, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Michael J. Docktor, MD

Attending , Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Clinical Director of Innovation; Director, Clinical Mobile Solutions

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Christopher P. Duggan, MD, MPH

Senior Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Director, Center for Nutrition; Medical Director, Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation

Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Professor in the Departments of Nutrition and Global Health and Population, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Learn more about Daniel Duncan, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Aerodigestive Program

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Scott A. Elisofon, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Associate Director, Center for Childhood Liver Disease; Medical Director, Liver Transplant Program

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Laurie Fishman, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Sarah Fleet, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Alejandro Flores, MD

Director and Chair, Ambulatory Community Services; Associate Physician, Motility and Gastrointestinal Disorders

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Victor L. Fox, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Director, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; Director, Pediatric Polyposis Program; Medical Director, Gastroenterology Procedure Unit; Co-Director, Pancreatic Disorders Program

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Richard J. Grand, MD

Director Emeritus, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center; Director Emeritus, Clinical and Translational Study Unit

Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Meghan Gibson, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Learn more about Amit Grover, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Director, Pancreatic Disorders Program

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Elizabeth Hait, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Co-Medical Director, Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease (EGID) Program

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Leslie Higuchi, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Bridget Hron, MD, MMSc

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Associate Director, Center for Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Susanna Y. Huh, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Lissette Jimenez, MD, MPH

Co-Director Congenital Enteropathy Program; Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Stacy A. Kahn, MD

Director, Fecal Microbiota Transplantation; Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Daniel S. Kamin, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Christine K. Lee, MD

Director, Fatty Liver Interdisciplinary Program; Program Director, Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program; Medical Director, Multivisceral and Intestine Transplant Program; Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition;

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Alan Leichtner, MD, MSHPEd

Chief Education Officer; Director of the Department of Education, Boston Children’s Hospital

Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Wayne I. Lencer, MD

Harry Schwachman Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology

Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Lisa Mahoney, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Michael Manfredi, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Medical Director, Esophageal and Airway Treatment Center

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Ishrat Mansuri, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Maireade McSweeney, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Co-Director, Enteral Tube Program

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Munir Mobassaleh, MD

Director, Gastroenterology Satellites; Medical Director, Waltham Infusion Unit; Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Part-time), Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Claudio Morera, MD

Attending. Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Learn more about Peter Ngo, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Samuel Nurko, MD, MPH

Director, Center for Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders; Director, Functional Abdominal Pain Program

Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Jodie Ouahed, MD, MMSc

Attending Physician, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Randi G. Pleskow, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Meenakshi Rao, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Brian Regan, DO

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Camilla Richmond, MD, MA

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition; Medical Director, Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Rachel Rosen, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Director, Aerodigestive Center

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Eitan Rubinstein, MD

Attending, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Director of Gastroenterology, Waltham Satellite

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Paul A. Rufo, MD, MMSc

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Director, Harvard Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Sabina Sabharwal, MD, MPH

Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center; Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Jared Silverstein, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Dennis Spencer, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Katherine Sweeny, MD

Associate Director, Fatty Liver Interdisciplinary Program; Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Associate Director, Fatty Liver Interdisciplinary Program; Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Learn more about Erin Syverson, MD

Associate Director, Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Program; Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Margot Newburger Tang, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Learn more about Jay Thiagarajah, MD, PhD

Co-Director Congenital Enteropathy Program; Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Amy Turner, MD, MSHPEd

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Jon A. Vanderhoof, MD

Attending, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Senior Lecturer of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Andrew Wehrman, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Dascha Weir, MD

Associate Director, The Celiac Disease Program; Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH

Physician, Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center; Faculty Vice President for Faculty Development, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Allison Wu, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Learn more about Jessica Yasuda, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Yanjia Zhang, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Lori Zimmerman, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Naamah Zitomersky, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Physician Assistant

Learn more about Alexandra Griffith, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Department of Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition

Nurse Practitioners

Learn more about Kathryn Broyles, FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Home Parenteral Nutrition Program

Learn more about Elizabeth Burch, MSN, RN, APRN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Clinical Coordinator, Functional Abdominal Pain Program

Learn more about Kathleen Carr, DNP, RN, APRN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Growth and Nutrition Program

Learn more about Zoe Chin, MSN, RN, APRN, CPNP-PC

Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Learn more about Sarah Connearney, NP

Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Learn more about Caitlin Dolan, MS, RN, APRN, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Learn more about Susan Dybowski, MSN, RN, APRN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Learn more about Nancy Goldberg, MSN, RN, APRN, PPCNP-BC​

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Learn more about Lisa Hester, MSN, RN, APRN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Aerodigestive Program; Clinical Coordinator, Aerodigestive Center

Learn more about Rachel Hoch, MSN, RN, APRN, CPNP

Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Learn more about Barbara Marinaccio, MSN, RN, APRN, PPCNP-BC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Learn more about Jennifer McClelland, BSN, MS, RN, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Home Parenteral Nutrition Program

Learn more about Shelby Mudarri, MS, RN, APRN, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Learn more about Kimberli O'Malley, MSN, RN, APRN, PPCNP-BC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Learn more about Fiona Paul, RN, PhD, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Nurse Coordinator, Colorectal Program

Learn more about Carolyn Ward, MSN, RN, APRN, PNP-PC/AC

Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Social Workers

Learn more about Janis Arnold, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Learn more about Hannah Brewer, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Learn more about Melissa Getz, MSW

Clinical Social Worker, Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition

Learn more about Jahna Goldmore, LICSW

Clinica Social Worker, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Learn more about Ali Henry, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Learn more about Yoshiko Okazaki, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Learn more about Eileen Polasky, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker, Spina Bifida and Spinal Cord Conditions Center; Clinical Social Worker, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Learn more about Sarah Salazar, LICSW

Social Worker, ARFID and Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Psychologists

Learn more about Julia Carmody, PhD

Attending Psychologist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

Instructor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Ryan Davidson, PhD

Attending Psychologist, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Amy Hale, PhD

Attending Psychologist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about Julie Snyder, PsyD

Director, GI Psychology Service

Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Data Analyst

Learn more about Matt Mixdorf, BS

Quality Improvement Data Analyst, Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation (CAIR)