About the Section
The Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Baylor College of Medicine consists of 45 faculty members and a support staff of 86 all dedicated to outstanding and compassionate patient care through evidence-based and expert practice achieved though research and education.
Expert state-of-the-art clinical care is provided for the entire range of diseases within Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition, Pancreatology and Transplant Medicine focused in three hospital-based campuses – The Texas Medical Center, The West Campus and The Woodlands and multiple community based specialty centers. In 2019, the team conducted over 27,000 outpatient clinic visits, 3,700 endoscopic procedures (including 425 advanced procedures) and managed an in-patient hospital census of 20 to 40 patients. Multiple subspecialty clinical programs exist within the section including; aerodigestive diseases, celiac disease, eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases, hepatology and liver transplantation, inflammatory bowel diseases, intestinal rehabilitation, neurogastroenterology and motility, pancreaticobiliary disease and viral hepatitis.
In addition, to the breadth and depth of the clinical care provided by the section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, the section has a strong tradition of academic and research excellence.
Clinical research activities include over 200 IRB approved protocols covering the spectrum of types of clinical research including randomized controlled trials, prospective observational studies, translational research, multi-centered database studies, expanded access protocols and various retrospective analyses. Clinical research is supported by a team of five highly skilled clinical research coordinators. Active collaboration in pharmaceutical supported studies brings novel therapies to the care of patients cared for by the section. A recently renovated basic and translational research facility houses state-of-the-art molecular investigations of biliary atresia, fatty liver disease, immune function, malnutrition and motility to name only a few of the active areas of investigation. The section is supported by numerous grants (including 1 T32, 2 U01, 3 K23, 1 K08 and 1 R03 awards from the NIH). The academic productivity of the section is highlighted by the publication of 84 peer-reviewed manuscripts in 2019.
Educational activities are critical to the successful completion of the mission of the Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Our team is involved in a wide range of educational programs with learners at all levels including medical students, residents, fellows and our clinical colleagues. Innovative approaches including the train-the-trainer program in endoscopy are characteristic of the sections educational endeavors. A major training focus for the section is our Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellowship along with our Pediatric Liver Transplant Medicine Fellowship. Innovative approaches to education exist in both of these programs including newly developed research training tracks. Advanced clinical skills (e.g. Advanced endoscopic procedures, inflammatory bowel diseases and neurogastroenterology /motility) may also be acquired in unique instructor level training programs.
Learn more about the Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition section at Texas Children's Hospital.