Children's Hospital Colorado
Cara Mack, MD
Digestive Health

Cara Mack, MD

Specialties:
Gastroenterology - Pediatric, Pediatrics
Conditions:
Therapeutic Endoscopy, Surgical Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Hepatology (Liver Disorders), Gastroenterology (Stomach, Bowel, General GI Problems)
specialties:

Gastroenterology - Pediatric, Pediatrics

conditions:

Therapeutic Endoscopy, Surgical Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Hepatology (Liver Disorders), Gastroenterology (Stomach, Bowel, General GI Problems)

Meet Cara Mack, MD

I strive to offer excellent comprehensive care in the treatment of children with intestinal, pancreas and liver diseases. I also make it a priority to update families as new, cutting edge therapies become available.

“I love what I do, I love the people I work with and I love the children I take care of.”

- Dr. Cara Mack



Get to know her background

I am interested in neonatal and childhood liver diseases, autoimmune-mediated intestinal and liver disease and pediatric liver transplantation.

Undergraduate 1986

University of Wisconsin–Madison (WI)

Medical School 1992

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Internship 1993

University of Chicago/Comer Children's Hospital Program

Residency 1996

University of Chicago/Comer Children's Hospital Program, Pediatrics

Fellowship 2001

McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University/Children's Memorial Hospital Program, Pediatric Gastroenterology

Phi Eta Sigma, Freshman Honor Society 1983

Univ of WI Madison

Diabetes Young Investigator Award 1989

research award
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Illinois Department of Public Health Scholarship 1990

clinical scholarship
State of Illinois

Pediatric Research Abstract Award 2005

American Association for the Study of Liver Disease

Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award 2005

March of Dimes Foundation

Inductee, Best Doctors in America 2010

Best Doctors in America Inc.

For Patients:
I am involved in many research projects with the overall theme of optimizing the lives of children with liver diseases. -I am investigating what causes the bile duct injury in biliary atresia. Furthermore, I am involved in a nationwide study to test different agents that may improve liver health in those with biliary atresia. -I am involved in a clinical research study investigating the use of a medicine to improve outcomes in sclerosing cholangitis.
For Referring Providers:
-I investigate biliary atresia in humans and utilizes a mouse model to study the theory that the cause of biliary atresia involves a viral-induced, progressive autoimmune-mediated injury of bile ducts. -I am involved in many clinical trials of children with biliary atresia and other neonatal cholestatic diseases. -I am involved in a clinical research study investigating the use of a medicine to improve outcomes in sclerosing cholangitis.
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