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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.

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  • Glenn Furuta was selected as the Provider of the Month for December. His abilities to provide the ultimate in patient and family-centered care in the Eosinophilic GI Diseases Program earned him this nomination. By working with allergists, feeding specialists, dieticians, radiologists and pathologists, he has led the way in highest quality care and enormous family satisfaction with personalized plans for each patient.
  • Ed deZoeten was chosen as Co-Chair of the NASPGHAN Research Resources Committee and became a member of the National Scientific Advisory Committee, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.
  • Rob Kramer was appointed Chair of the NASPGHAN Endoscopy & Procedures Committee.
  • Amethyst Kurbegov has been named Chair of the Public Affairs and Advocacy Committee, NASPGHAN.
  • Shikha Sundaram has been selected Chair of the NASPGHAN Hepatology Committee and is a part of the UNOS Pediatric Transplant Committee.
  • 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.