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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 and 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 syndrometuberous sclerosis, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, Down syndrome, mitochondrial disease, Pitt Hopkins syndromeAngelman 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.

The Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Organ Fabrication

The Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Organ Fabrication at 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 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 Mass General 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 about the Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Organ Fabrication.

Education

Pediatric Gastroenterology and 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.

Meet the Team

Division Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Clinical Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Doctors

Other Providers

  • Janet Brideau, RN, MSN, CPNP
  • Sarah Lincoln, RN, BSN
  • Martha (Pacetti) McInnis, RN, MSN, CPNP
  • Cassie Petrichenko, RN
  • Randee Rubenstein, RN
  • Theresa Schnorr, RN, MS, CPNP
  • Angela Ventura, RN
  • Carolyn Butterworth, MS, RD, RN
  • Pam Cureton, RD, LDN
  • Catherine Hanley, MS, RD
  • Catherine Malone, MS, RD, LDN