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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 21 physician faculty members, five midlevel providers, five PHD faculty, and nine 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.


  • Ronald Sokol received the Career Teaching Scholars Award for 2015.
  • Sophie Fillon received the International Eosinophil Society Poster Award for “Impact of Treatment on the Esophageal Microbiota and Bacterial Receptor Expression in Eosinophilic Esophagitis.” Authored by Sophie Fillon, and et al.
  • Ed Hoffenberg and Colm Collins have been awarded a grant by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment titled "Do Adolescents and Young Adults with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Benefit from Use of Marijuana?"
  • Michael Narkewicz was recently awarded Tenure at the University of Colorado.
  • Joel Friedlander was awarded the Pediatric Endoscopy Prize from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy during Digestive Disease Week 2015.
  • Ronald Sokol has been appointed Assistant Vice Chancellor for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Colorado Hospital, concurrent with his role as director of the Colorado Clinical Translational Sciences Institute.