Treatment Programs


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.

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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 11 locations around eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire including Boston; Newton; Salem; Danvers; Waltham; Concord; Forestdale (Sandwich); Foxborough; Haverhill; Leominster; Lowell; 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

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.

Sweet Relief

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.

Center for Celiac Research Joins MassGeneral Hospital for Children

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.

Dr. W. Allan Walker Honored for Mentorship Activities

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.

How to stay healthy and active during the winter

Christina Scirica, MD, MPH, a MassGeneral Hospital for Children pulmonologist and weight expert, offers advice on how the whole family can stay active and healthy during freezing temperatures.

Research of Kriston Ganguli, MD

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.

When Can My Baby Start Eating Solid Foods?

Introducing solid foods to your baby can be a fun and exciting experience, but it can also be a confusing time. Lauren Fiechtner, MD, MPH, director of nutrition at MassGeneral Hospital for Children in the Division of Gastroenterology, has all you need to know about when and what to feed your baby.

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

Frontiers in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 2014

Our third annual Frontiers in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is a two-day program.

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.

Frontiers in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Our fourth annual Frontiers in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is a two-day program designed for academic and community pediatric gastroenterologists, pediatric GI fellows, pediatric GI nurse practitioners, PAs, and primary care physicians. This symposium is intended to address several important clinical gaps in practice by providing a comprehensive review as well as information on new advances in diagnosis and treatment options in these areas. The symposium will consist of lectures, Q&A sessions, panel discussions as well as IBD case presentations that will encourage audience participation. This conference includes both formal and interactive learning formats.

What is Hirschsprung’s Disease?

Learn more about Dr. Allan Goldstein’s mission to find a cure for this rare colon disease effecting newborns.

MGHfC Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Program

Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
55 Fruit Street
Suite 6B
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-726-8705
Fax: 617-643-2384

Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes

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)

Next Steps:

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