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Christopher J. Moran, MD

  • Research Director, Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Associate Director, Fellowship Program
  • Instructor, Harvard Medical School


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Christopher Moran, MD, is an attending physician in the MGHfC Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition unit and MGHfC Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center. His research interests focus are the genetics of very early onset IBD.



Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders of infants
  • Immunodeficiency syndromes
Medical Education
  • MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Foxborough: Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Patriot Place
  • Newton: Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • Waltham: Mass General West
Patient Gateway
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Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Pediatric and Adult

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Christopher J. Moran, MD, is an attending physician who treats patients in the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition unit and the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center.  He is also an associate director of the Pediatric GI Fellowship Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

His research interests include the genetics of very early onset inflammatory bowel disease. 

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Identification of Genetic Variants by Whole Exome Sequencing in Very Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Comprehensive Analysis of Genetic Variation in Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Determining the Role of Interleukin-10 Receptor Polymorphisms in Early-Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Correlation of Histopathology with Disease Course in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Genetic Determinants of Therapy Response in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Moran CJ, Kolman OK, Russell GJ, Brown IS, Mino-Kenudson M. "Neutrophilic infiltration in gluten sensitive enteropathy is neither uncommon nor insignificant: assessmenet of duodenal biopsies from 267 pediatric and adult patients. Am J Surg Path 2012 Sep;36(9):1339-1345.

Moran CJ, Kelsey PB, Lauwers G, Biller JA. Resection of acquired colonic web in a patient with Crohn's disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Feb; 56(2):e8-9. PMID: 22450147

Ushiku T, Moran CJ, Lauwers GY. Focally enhanced gastritis in newly diagnosed pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. Am J Surg Path. 2013 Dec; 37(12):1882-8. PMID: 24121177

Moran CJ
, Walters T, Guo C, et. al. IL-10R Polymorphisms are Associated with Very Early-Onset Ulcerative Colitis Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2013 Jan; 19(1):115-23. PMID: 22550014.

Moran CJ, Bousvaros A, Snapper SB. Deconding inflammatory bowel disease through the lens of immunodeficiency. Mucosal Immunol. 2011; 4(5):482-483.

Moran CJ, Kaplan JL, Winter HS, Masiakos PT. "Occult Blood and Perianal Exam: Value Added in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Screening". JPGN. 2015 Feb 2. PMID:  2561490

Moran CJ, Muise AM, Klein C, Snapper SB. Very Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Gaining Insight through Focused Discovery Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2015 May;21(5):1166-75. PMID: 25895007

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News & Events


Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-726-8705
Phone 2: 781-466-8967
Fax: 617-643-2384

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