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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, four 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 approximately 17,000 outpatient visits per year and perform close to 4,000 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 J. Sokol, MD, has been elected as the 68th president of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases​ (AASLD). AASLD is the leadingorganization of scientists and health care professionals committed to preventing and curing liver disease with over 5,500 members. On January 1, 2018 Ron became the first AASLD president from Colorado and the third pediatrician in the association’s history.

  • “We are starting to see more of these high power magnet ingestions now that they are back on the market,” said Robert Kramer, MD, in a Fox 31 News story.

  • Glenn Furuta, MD, Robert Kramer, MD, Ronald Sokol, MD, and Christine Waasdorp-Hurtado, MD, received the Patient Family Experience Award.

  • David Brumbaugh, MD , Edwin De Zoeten, MD , Joel Friedlander, DO . Glenn Furuta, MD, Amethyst Kurbegov, MD , Ronald Sokol, MD , Christine Waasdorp Hurtado, MD, and Christy Jones, PA-C, received the 5-Star Excellence Awards - PRC National Excellence in Healthcare Awards from Children's Hospital Colorado.

  • Glenn Furuta, MD, has joined the 2017 North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition​ (NASPGHAN) Nominating Committee.