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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

Read 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

Read more about Jenifer Lightdale, MD, MPH

Associate Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Read more about Menno Verhave, MD

Clinical Director (Emeritus), Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Elizabeth Hait, MD, MPH

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

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Athos Bousvaros, MD, MPH

Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, Department of Pediatrics

Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Sonia Aurora Ballal, MD

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

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Beate Beinvogl, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read 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

Read more about Silvana Bonilla, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Timothy Buie, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Alexandra Carey, MD

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

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Denis Chang, MD, MS

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Lauren Veit Collen, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Paul Crowley, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Nirav Desai, MD

Affiliate Staff, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read 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

Read 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

Read more about Daniel Duncan, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Aerodigestive Program

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read 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

Read more about Laurie Fishman, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Sarah Fleet, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Alejandro Flores, MD

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

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Victor L. Fox, MD

Director Emeritus, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Gastroenterology Procedure Unit

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read 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

Read more about Meghan Gibson, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Read more about Amit Grover, MD

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

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Leslie Higuchi, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Suzanna Hirsch, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Read 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

Read more about Susanna Y. Huh, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read 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

Read 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

Read more about Daniel S. Kamin, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Corie Klepper, MD, MS

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Lecturer of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read 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

Read 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

Read more about Wayne I. Lencer, MD

Harry Schwachman Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology

Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Lisa Mahoney, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Ishrat Mansuri, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Harvard Medical School

Read 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

Read 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

Read more about Claudio Morera, MD

Attending. Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Read more about Melissa Musser, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Read more about Peter Ngo, MD

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

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read 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

Read more about Jodie Ouahed, MD, MMSc

Attending Physician, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Randi G. Pleskow, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Meenakshi Rao, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Brian Regan, DO

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read 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

Read more about Rachel Rosen, MD, MPH

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

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Eitan Rubinstein, MD

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

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read 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

Read more about Sabina Sabharwal, MD, MPH

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

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Jared Silverstein, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Dennis Spencer, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read 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

Read 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

Read more about Margot Newburger Tang, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Read more about Desiree Sierra-Velez, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Read more about Kate Templeton, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Read 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

Read more about Amy Turner, MD, MSHPEd

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Jon A. Vanderhoof, MD

Attending, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Senior Lecturer of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Andrew Wehrman, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read 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

Read 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

Read more about Allison Wu, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Read more about Jessica Yasuda, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Yanjia Zhang, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Lori Zimmerman, MD

Interim Director, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Gastroenterology Procedure Unit; Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Naamah Zitomersky, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Physician Assistant

Read more about Alexandra Griffith, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Department of Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition

Nurse Practitioners

Read more about Kathryn Broyles, FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Home Parenteral Nutrition Program

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

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

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

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Growth and Nutrition Program

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

Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Read more about Sarah Connearney, NP

Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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

Family Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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

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

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

Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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

Nurse Practitioner, Home Parenteral Nutrition Program

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

Program Coordinator, Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Read more about Fiona Paul, RN, PhD, CPNP

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

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

Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Social Workers

Read more about Janis Arnold, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Read more about Hannah Brewer, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Read more about Melissa Getz, MSW

Clinical Social Worker, Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition

Read more about Jahna Goldmore, LICSW

Clinica Social Worker, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Read more about Ali Henry, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Read more about Yoshiko Okazaki, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Read 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

Read more about Sarah Salazar, LICSW

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

Psychologists

Read more about Julia Carmody, PhD

Attending Psychologist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

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

Read more about Ryan Davidson, PhD

Attending Psychologist, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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

Read more about Amy Hale, PhD

Attending Psychologist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Read more about Julie Snyder, PsyD

Director, GI Psychology Service

Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Data Analyst

Read more about Matt Mixdorf, BS

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