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As one of the nation's leading pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition programs, our team of researchers at the Digestive Health Institute is committed to advancing knowledge and clinical care in order to improve the digestive health of our patients.
Through basic, translational and clinical research, we are discovering the mechanisms underlying disease. We’re also developing innovative diagnostic tests and evaluating novel therapeutic interventions and preventive strategies.
Though IV nutrition was a medical breakthrough, its long-term use could cause serious liver disease in some infants and children. Learn about our team's groundbreaking research on intestinal failure-associated liver disease (IFALD).
As leaders in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology research, our researchers make discoveries and disseminate this knowledge across the globe to transform pediatric care.
At the Digestive Health Institute, our highly specialized teams have transformed treatments and increased understanding of various gastrointestinal and hepatological conditions, including:
Through new tests, therapies and scientific evidence, we are improving care for children with digestive disease. Some of the most significant gastroenterology advances from our Digestive Health Institute include:
Our developments in the field of pediatric hepatology include:
"Children are fun to be around, and playing is their job. And because they love to play, their entire focus is getting back to that."
Shikha Sundaram, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant ProgramLearn about Dr. Sundaram's research
Led by Ronald Sokol, MD, one of the top-funded pediatric researchers in the country, our Institute seeks to continually improve diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for children with digestive health issues.
As participants and leaders of the Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network (ChiLDREN), our hepatology researchers aim to better understand the etiology and outcomes of rare pediatric liver diseases, develop predictive tools and personalize and test new therapies. Some of our hepatology research includes:
Our team is committed to improving the lives of children with digestive conditions. That's why we are working to develop minimally invasive tests and procedures that are faster, safer, more affordable and more convenient for patients. We're also developing treatments and cures for some of the most serious diseases of the digestive system.
Through cutting-edge research, we are helping children throughout the United States. Our contributions have helped to establish clinical pathways and national guidelines on button battery ingestions, adverse events following endoscopy and more.
Learn more about the Digestive Health Institute. Contact us at 720-777-6669.