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Christopher J. Moran, MD

Assistant in Pediatrics

Associate Director, Fellowship Program

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.

  • Phone: 617-726-8705
Department of Pediatrics


  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Gastroenterology & Nutrition
Clinical Interests
Inflammatory bowel disease
Celiac disease
Gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders of infants
Immunodeficiency syndromes
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
Medical Education
MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Gastroenterology, American Board of Pediatrics
Patient Gateway
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Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

BiographyChristopher 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. 

ResearchIdentification 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

Assessing the Ability of Colonic Innate Immune Cells to Induce FoxP3+ Regulatory T cells in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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 areAssociated with Very Early-Onset Ulcerative Colitis Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2013 Jan; 19(1):115-23. PMID: 22550014.

Moran CJ, Bousvaros A,Snapper SB. Decoding inflammatoroy bowel disease through the lens ofimmunodeficiency. Mucosal Immunology.2011; 4(5): 482-3.

Moran CJ, Kolman OK,Russell GJ, et. al. Neutrophilic infiltration in gluten sensitive enteropathyis neither uncommon nor insignificant:  assessment of duodenal biopsiesfrom 267 pediatric and adult patients. Am JSurg Path 2012 Sep;36(9):1339-45. PMID: 22531172.

Moran CJ, Kelsey PB,Lauwers G, Biller JA. Resection of Acquired Colonic Web in a Patient withCrohn's Disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013Feb; 56(2):e8-9. PMID:22450147.

Studying the Genetics of Early-Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Moran is a pediatric gastroenterologist who practices clinically in the Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Programs at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Newton Wellesley Hospital. He conducts clinical and basic science research to better understand the cause of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Frontiers in Pediatrics Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition 2013

This course is designed to meet one or more of the following Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education competencies: Patient care; Medical knowledge; Practice-based learning and improvement; Interpersonal and communication skills; Professionalism; Systems-based practice

Save the date: Common Pediatric Hurdles: Advice and Updates from the Experts

Experts from the MassGeneral Hospital for Children will discuss commonly encountered issues in daily pediatric practice at this full-day live course in Dedham, MA.

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-8705
Phone 2: 781-466-8967
Fax: 617-643-2384

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-8705
Phone 2: 781-466-8967
Fax: 617-643-2384


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