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Robert D. (Bob) Fusunyan, MD

Assistant Pediatrician

Dr. Robert D. Fusunyan received his training in Pediatric Gastrorenterolgy at the prestigious Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in Phildelphia,PA. He is currently a staff Pediatric Gastroenterologist at the MassGeneral Hospsital for Children.

Departments
Department of Pediatrics

Specialties

  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Gastroenterology & Nutrition
  • Transplant Center
Clinical Interests
Capsule endoscopy
Acupuncture and complimentary medicine
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Pancreatitis (acute and chronic)
Celiac disease
Inflammatory bowel disease
IBS
Constipation
Liver and hepato-biliary disease
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Lowell: Lowell General Hospital
Waltham: Mass General West
Medical Education
MD, University East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
Residency, S.U.N.Y. Health Sciences Center
Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Fellowship, Kosair Childrens Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Patient Gateway
Yes, learn more
Foreign Languages
Filipino
Mandarin
Patient Age Group
Pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Biography

Dr. Robert D. Fusunyan has received mutiple honors and awards:

1992 - 1992 Young Investigator Award, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research

1993 - NIH-NRSA: The Role of Interleukin-8 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

1996 - K.C. Irving Research Award, Lahey Clinic

1996 - Lahey Clinic, Postgraduate Recognition Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in the specialty of Gastroenterology

1996 - NIH-KO-8: Butyrate Regulates IL-8 and MCP-1 Production in Enterocytes

2000 - Young Investigator Travel Award, World Congress in Pediatric Gastroenterology 2000 Convention

Research

Major Research Interests:

Chemokine and oxygen radical production by inflammatory bowel disease peripheral blood monocytes.

Effects of luminal short chain fatty acids on intestinal epithelial cell secretion of chemokines.  Histone hyperacetylation as a mechanism of short chain fatty acid induction of intestinal epithelial cell secretion of chemokines

Human toll-like receptor expression by human intestinal epithelial cells

Endoscopic ultrasound and photodynamic therapy in pediatric gastrointestinal diseases

Pediatric capsule endoscopy

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

1. Y Ohno, J lee, RD Fusunyan, RP MacDermott, IR Sanderson, Macrophage inflammatory protein-2: Chromosomal regulation in rat small intestinal epithelial cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci 1997; 94: 10279-10284

2. Nishimura A, Fujimoto M, Oguchi S, Fusunyan RD, MacDermott, RP, Sanderson IR, Short-Chain Fatty Acids Regulate IGF-Binding Proteins Secretion by Intestinal Epithelial Cells, AM J Physiol 1998: 275:E55-E63

3. Fusunyan RD, Quinn JJ, Ohno Y, MacDermott RP, Sanderson IR, Butyrate enhances Interleukin-8 Secretion by Intestinal Epithelial Cells in Response to Inteleukin-1B and Lipopolysaccharide. Pediatric Research 1998: 43:84-90

4. Siafakas C, Anatolitou F, Fusunyan RD, Walker WA, Sanderson IR, Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is present in human breast milk and its receptor is present on intestinal epithelial cells. Pediatric Research 1999; 45:652-657

7. Kesharvarzian A, Fusunyan RD, Jacyno M, Winship D, MacDermott RP, Sanderson IR, Increased interleukin-8 (IL-8) in rectal dialysate from patients with ulcerative colitis: evidence for a biological role for IL-8 in inflammation of the colon. AM J Gastroenterol 1999: 94:704-712

8. Fusunyan RD, Sanderson IR, Inflammatory Bowel Disease. In: Delves PJ, Roitt I, eds. Encyclopedia of Immunology, Second Edition, London, United Kingdom: Academic Press; 1998: 1375-1381

9. Fusunyan RD, Walker WA, Immunology In Yamada T,ed Current Opinion in Gastroenterology, 1997; 13:491-493

Mass General West-Pedi GI & Nutrition
40 Second Avenue
Suite 340
Waltham, MA 02451

Phone: 781-466-8967
Phone 2: 617-643-2664
Fax: 781-466-8987

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
175 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-643-2664
Phone 2: 617-726-1650
Fax: 617-724-2710

Mass General West-Pedi GI & Nutrition
40 Second Avenue
Suite 340
Waltham, MA 02451

Phone: 781-466-8967
Phone 2: 617-643-2664
Fax: 781-466-8987

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
175 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-643-2664
Phone 2: 617-726-1650
Fax: 617-724-2710

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