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Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Faculty, Children's Hospital Colorado
 

Welcome to Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

The Department of Pediatrics Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is a national leader in innovative clinical practice, developing and testing new diagnostics and treatments, and training the next generation of clinicians and researchers.

We are dedicated to -

  • providing state-of-the-art family-based clinical care
  • promoting discovery through cutting-edge basic, clinical, and translational research, and
  • being at the forefront of training pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology fellows and pediatric residents.

Clinical and research programs address all aspects of digestive diseases, including those involving the esophagus, intestinal tract, liver, and pancreas.

  • Our faculty provide national leadership in many NIH-funded research networks and professional organizations.
  • Our highly rated fellowship program is one of a handful funded by the NIH.
  • We currently have 14 full-time pediatric faculty members and seven fellows.

Most of our clinical services are provided at Children's Hospital Colorado, in Aurora, Colorado, and include many outreach and satellite clinics, enabling our multidisciplinary clinical team to see 8,000 outpatient visits per year and perform 3,500 GI procedures. We have the only dedicated pediatric GI procedure unit in the region.

Our research programs (funded by the NIH, foundations, and philanthropy) align with our clinical programs and focus on liver diseases, liver failure, and liver transplantation, inflammatory bowel disease, eosinophilic diseases of the GI tract, childhood obesity, short bowel syndrome, and celiac disease.

Please explore our web site for detailed information.

Contact us if you need further information or assistance.

HIGHLIGHTS & NEWS

  • Edwin Liu co-authored a paper "HLA haplotype and country and the risk of celiac disease in early childhood" which will appear in the New England Journal of Medicine and has been awarded the Bea Taplin Endowed Chair for Celiac Disease at Children's Hospital Colorado.
  • Christine Waasdorp Hurtado was chosen as a Member of the Curriculum Committee of the CU School of Medicine Colorado Springs Branch Campus. Dr. Hurtado has also received the Teri Li Award in Education from NASPGHAN and has been appointed to the AAP Pediatrics Review and Education Program (PREP) Editorial Board
  • Ron Sokol is Prinicipal Investigator and Director of the CCTSI
  • Glenn Furuta is Chairman of The International Gastrointestinal Eosinophil Researchers
  • Michael Narkewicz is Chair of the Cystic Fibrosis Liver Disease Study Group