Gastrointestinal motility disorders affect the how the body moves food through the gastrointestinal tract. Learn about common types of motility disorders and symptoms, as well as different types of motility testing.
Allan Goldstein, MD
Allan Goldstein, MD
Chief, Pediatric Surgery
Director, Pediatric Neurogastroenterology Program
Departments, Centers, & Programs:
Mass General for Children: Pediatric Surgery
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
- MD, Harvard Medical School
- Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Fellowship, Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian
American Board Certifications
- Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery
- Surgery, American Board of Surgery
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I have an active basic science and clinical research program that focuses on improving the diagnosis and treatment of children with disorders of intestinal motility. One example of such a condition is Hirschsprung's disease, a congenital condition in which the lower part of the colon lacks nerve cells. Hirschsprung's disease is associated with severe functional obstruction of the intestine and requires surgery to remove part of the colon. My research is aimed at improving our ability to diagnose and treat children with Hirschsprung's disease. For a complete summary of my research, please go to my lab website.
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- May | 16 | 2019
Pediatric surgeon Allan Goldstein, MD, has kept his promise to a young patient with Hirschsprung’s disease.
- Apr | 6 | 2018
This year, MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) celebrated its 10th annual Research Day, an event that recognizes the pioneering research of investigators throughout the hospital whose discoveries help to better understand childhood health and disease.
- Apr | 26 | 2017
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.
- Jun | 24 | 2019
More than 50 pediatric surgeons and guests celebrated the inaugural MGH Pediatric Surgery Alumni Reunion at the Liberty Hotel on May 20. The evening honored former surgical residents and those who served their professional development years at MGHfC.