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Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Program

The Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides multidisciplinary care for children with gastrointestinal, liver, pancreatic and nutritional disorders.

Overview

The Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides multidisciplinary care for children with gastrointestinal, liver, pancreatic and nutritional disorders.

Patients receive comprehensive care from a physician faculty as well as a staff that includes nurse practitioners with advanced expertise in pediatric gastroenterology and masters-level licensed dietitians.

A Location Near You

Our pediatric gastroenterologists and child nutrition specialists practice at 12 locations around eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire including Boston; Braintree; Concord; Danvers; Forestdale (Sandwich); Foxborough; Leominster; Lowell; Newton; Salem; Waltham and Nashua, New Hampshire.

Specialized services including upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, video capsule endoscopy and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography are available at MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston, MassGeneral for Children at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center.

Other Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition programs

Multidisciplinary Programs

Doctors from the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition participate in clinical programs across MassGeneral Hospital for Children to provide multidisciplinary care to children. Some of the programs our doctors participate in include Turner syndrome, tuberous sclerosis, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, Down syndrome, mitochondrial disease, Pitt Hopkins syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Canavan disease and muscular dystrophy.

Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center

The Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center (MIBRC) conducts basic research in the field of mucosal immunology. Currently, nine primary investigators work on related issues ranging from Salmonella food poisoning to intestinal inflammatory diseases and the associated immune-mediated conditions. Learn more about the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center.

At MassGeneral Hospital for Children, we know that the time of your child’s diagnosis and treatment is a very stressful one and we strive to provide an open, welcoming environment. We believe that no one knows a child as well as the parent does: parents, along with primary care providers, become our partners in a child's care and have an active voice in all treatment plans.

Meet the Team

Education

Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition Fellowship
The fellowship program in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition endeavors to fully train pediatricians to become expert, board-certified consultants in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition in an academic setting and to have the capacity to become independent basic scientists or clinical investigators. Learn more.

News

  • MGHfC Recognizes Employees' Years of Service at 72nd Annual Ether Day - 10/25/2017, Mass General

    Ether Day, a tradition started in 1945, is a day to recognize MGHfC and Mass General staff for their years of service to patients and the hospital's overall mission. Learn more about what MGHfC means to some of those providers and staff.

  • Infant Intervention: Saving Mihaly - 4/26/2017, Mass General

    Before the birth of Rose's twins, prenatal testing showed one baby may have an intestinal blockage. Hours after Mihaly was born, MGHfC surgeons performed a life-saving surgery.

  • Access and New Appointment Center Celebrates 10 Years - 12/13/2016, Mass General

    The Access and New Appointment Center, which opened in December 2006, was designed to be a single-entry point for scheduling new patient appointments and registering new patients. Instead of calling multiple phone numbers and leaving voicemails, patients, families and providers can call one number and have their call answered every time. Since opening, staff have answered more than 300,000 calls and scheduled more than 100,000 new patient appointments.

  • A Delicious Donation for NICU Awareness Month - 9/26/2016, Mass General

    In honor of NICU Awareness Month, Aloft Boston Seaport wanted to give back to the hospital staff who care for families when they need it most. Hotel and MGHfC staff came together to distribute nearly 1,000 freshly-made bagels and donuts after an event at Aloft Boston Seaport cancelled at the last minute.

  • Finding Success and Overcoming Fears Through the Pediatric Feeding Program - 8/9/2016, Mass General

    Gustavo Franca was born with birth defects that left him unable to eat or drink anything by mouth. Now, at age 9, Gustavo is learning how to chew and swallow solid food and overcome his feeding fears with help from the MGHfC Pediatric Feeding Program.

  • Compassionate Care Helps Patient Find Love for New Foods - 4/11/2016, Mass General

    Ella Dumais struggled with feeding for the first two years of her life. With help from Lauren Fiechtner, MD, and a team of feeding therapists, Ella, now 3, went from receiving food through a feeding tube to joining her family at the dinner table and fearlessly trying new foods every day.

  • The Role of Food Access in Your Child's Health - 1/25/2016, Mass General

    MGHfC clinicians are working to eliminate the short- and long-term health issues associated with obesity in children by providing specialized care and treatment options.

  • Research of Kriston Ganguli, MD - 12/9/2014, Research

    Kriston Ganguli, MD is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist at MGHfC, and is dedicated to patient care, her responsibilities as an Associate Fellowship Program Director, Quality Improvement as the division’s Physician Quality Champion as well as basic science research. She has held a long-term scientific interest in understanding the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and investigating preventive strategies for this potentially life-threatening disease of premature infants.

  • Dr. W. Allan Walker Honored for Mentorship Activities - 5/28/2013, Mass General

    In recognition of more than 40 years of teaching and mentorship, Dr. W. Allan Walker, Conrad Taff Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and former chief of the Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Nutrition Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, received the 2013 American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute Council Growth, Development & Child Health (GDCH) Section Research Mentor Award during Digestive Diseases Week in Orlando, Fla.

  • Center for Celiac Research Joins MassGeneral Hospital for Children - 1/24/2013, Mass General

    The Center for Celiac Research, under the leadership of Alessio Fasano, MD, has moved from Baltimore to Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) in Boston.

  • MGHfC Opens State-of-the-Art Pediatric Endoscopy Suite - 7/1/2012, Clinical

    MGHfC opened a new, state-of-the-art pediatric endoscopy suite in February 2012. It combines the most advanced technologies for endoscopic diagnosis and treatment with a physical layout and care model geared for the comfort of pediatric patients and their families.

  • New Pediatric Endoscopy Suite Opens - 4/25/2012, Mass General

    The brand new Pediatric Endoscopy Suite provides patients with a unique, family-friendly space while allowing adult and pediatric endoscopy specialists to collaborate and share technology and expertise.

  • Sweet Relief - 11/23/2011, Mass General

    Dr. Ronald Kleinman, physician-in-chief of MassGeneral Hospital for Children and expert in pediatric nutrition, weighs in on whether chocolate milk should be offered as a recovery drink for student athletes.

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Innovation

The Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Organ Fabrication

The Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Organ Fabrication at the Massachusetts General Hospital works closely with stem cell biologists, material scientists, and engineers from the Center for Regenerative Medicine, MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Draper Laboratories. Collaborating with Professor Robert Langer from MIT, we began building living tissues using living cells on specially designed degradable plastics. This invention is now patented and being tested worldwide. Our work is also a part of the Center for Innovations in Minimally Invasive Therapies as well as the Department of Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Tissue Engineering is a new field in science, medicine, and engineering in which living replacements for organs and tissues of the body are designed and built. Our laboratory at MGH has been designing and building organs and tissues for almost 20 years. We have worked closely with scientists and engineers at MIT and have studied 27 tissues of the body. The Tissue Engineering & Organ Fabrication Lab uses cells combined with special plastics and natural materials, which act as the scaffolding upon which the living tissue is built. Several clinical trials are planned or underway. Learn more.

 

Contact

Contact Us

MGHfC Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Program

Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care

Suite 6B55 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Accessible
  • Phone: 617-726-8705
  • Fax: 617-643-2384

To schedule an appointment with a MassGeneral for Children pediatric specialist, please call 888-644-3248 or complete our online appointment form to request an appointment.

Physicians may call 888-644-3211 or use the online referral form and the Access & New Appointment Center will call your patient within 1 business day.

Patient Gateway

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition is now on Patient Gateway for children under 13 years of age.

  • Reach your child’s doctor’s office – online
  • Request appointments, medicines, or test results for your child
  • Ask questions
  • Set appointment reminders
  • Get accurate information about your health concerns

Ask our staff about Patient Gateway or print and fill out the Patient Gateway form and bring it your child’s next appointment.

Patient Gateway form (word)

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