John T. Boyle, MD, FAAP

John T. Boyle, MD, FAAP, is a board certified pediatric gastroenterologist in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is a clinical leader in the Lustgarten Center for GI Motility at CHOP.

Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care, King of Prussia
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY

    Internship

    Pediatrics - Boston Floating Hospital, Boston, MA

    Residency

    Pediatrics - Boston Floating Hospital, Boston, MA

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Gastroenterology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Pediatric Gastroenterology
    Pediatrics

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

    Director, Lustgarten Center for GI Motility

    Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

    Gastrointestinal motility
    Functional bowel disorders
    Chronic abdominal pain

  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    2006

    Saeed S, Boyle JT. Other diseases of the esophagus. In: Wyllie R, Hyams JS, Kay M, editors. Pediatric gastrointestinal disease pathophysiology diagnosis – management, 3rd ed. New York: Elsevier; 2006.

    Saeed S, Boyle JT. Acute abdominal pain. In: Burg FD, Ingelfinger JR, Polin RA, Gershon AA, editors. Current pediatric therapy, 18th ed. New York: Elsevier; 2006.

    2004

    Boyle JT. Recurrent abdominal pain (RAP). In: Johnson L, editor. Encyclopedia of gastroenterology. New York: Elsevier. New York; 2004. p. 299-306.

    Boyle JT. Abdominal pain. In: Walker WA, Goulet O, Kleinman RE, Sherman PM, Shneider BL, Sanderson IR, editors. Pediatric gastrointestinal disease –pathophysiology - diagnosis management, 4th ed. BC Decker: Hamilton, Ontario; 2004. p. 225-243.

    1999

    Boyle JT. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy in the pediatric patient. In: Sivak MV Jr, editor. Gastroenterologic endoscopy, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, Co; 1999. p. 783-800.

    1998 

    Boyle JT. Achalasia. In: Altschuler SM, Liacouras CA, editors. Clinical pediatric gastroenterology. Philadelphia:  Churchill Livingstone; 1998. p. 119-123.

    1996

    Boyle JT. Hepatomegaly. In: Kliegman RM, Nieder ML, Super DM, editors. Practical strategies in pediatric diagnosis and therapy. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co.; 1996. p. 340-352.

    1995

    Boyle JT. Gastrointestinal emergencies. In: Fleisher GR, Ludwig S, editors. Pediatric emergency medicine. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1995. p. 502-515.

    Boyle JT. Chronic diarrhea. In: Behrman RE, Kliegman RM, Arvin AM, editors. Nelson's textbook of pediatrics. 15th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co.; 1995. p. 287:1101-1106.

    1994

    Boyle JT. Functional abdominal pain as etiology of recurrent abdominal pain. In: Hyman PE, DiLorenzo C, editors. Pediatric gastrointestinal motility disorders. New York: Academy Professional Information Services; 1994, p. 105-115.

    Boyle JT. A new look at recurrent abdominal pain in children by sub-division of patients into symptomatic sub-groups: simplifying the role of endoscopy in the diagnostic evaluation. In: Bailliere's clinical pediatrics; 1994. London, 2:767-787.

    1993

    Boyle JT. Portal hypertension. In: Burg FD, Ingelfinger JR, Wald ER, editors. Gellis and Kagan's current pediatric therapy, 14th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders; 1993. p. 221-223.

    Boyle JT. Protracted diarrhea in children. In: Wyllie R, Hyams JS, editors. Pediatric gastrointestinal disease pathophysiology diagnosis management. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders; 1993. p. 799-815.

    1992

    Boyle JT. Motility of the upper gastrointestinal tract in the fetus and neonate. In: Polin RA, Fox WW, editors. Neonatal and fetal medicine: physiology and pathophysiology. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 1992, p. 1028-1033.

    Boyle, JT. Gastrointestinal bleeding. In: Reece, RM, editor. Manual of emergency pediatrics, 4th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia; 1992. p. 42-45.

    Boyle, JT. Vomiting. In: Reece, RM, editor. Manual of emergency pediatrics, 4th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders; 1992. p. 402-405.

    1990

    Boyle JT. Chronic abdominal pain. In: Walker WA, Durie PR, Hamilton JR, Walker Smith JA, Watkins JB, editors. Pediatric gastrointestinal disease. Pathophysiology diagnosis management. Burlington, Ontario: BC Decker Inc; 1990, p. 45-55.

    1989

    Boyle JT. Viral hepatitis. In: Schwartz W, Charney E, Ludwig S, Curry T, editors. Pediatric primary care, 2nd ed. Boston: GK Hall; 1989. p. 512-520.

    Boyle JT. Inflammatory bowel disease. In: Schwartz W, Charney E, Ludwig S, Curry T, editors. Pediatric primary care, 2nd ed. Boston: GK Hall; 1989. p. 557-562.

    1988

    Boyle JT. Gastrointestinal bleeding. In: Fleisher G, Ludwig S, editors. Pediatric emergency care, 2nd ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1988. p. 159-170.

    Boyle JT, Watkins JB. Gastrointestinal emergencies. In: Fleisher G, Ludwig S, editors. Pediatric emergency care, 2nd ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1988. p. 557-582.

    1987

    Boyle JT. Functional abdominal pain. In: Cohen S, editor. Contemporary issues in gastroenterology. New York: Churchill Livingston, Inc.; 1987.

    1982

    Boyle JT. Congenital disorders of the esophagus. In: Cohen S, editor. Contemporary issues in gastroenterology: diseases of the esophagus. New York: Churchill Livingstone, Inc.; 1982.

    Papers

    2008

    Boyle JT. Gastrointestinal bleeding in infants and children. Pediatr Rev. 2008 Feb;29(2):39-52. Review. No abstract available.

    Posters and Presentations

    2009

    Boyle JT. Gastrointestinal issues in children with Williams syndrome [presentation]. Williams Syndrome Conference; 2009 Jul; Philadelphia, PA.

    Boyle JT. Life-threatening GI bleeding in the pediatric patient: controversies in emergency management [presentation]. Advanced Pediatric Emergency Medicine Assembly ; 2009 Apr; Boston, MA.

  • Awards and Honors

    1978, Fellowship Teaching Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    1972, Dean William Mecklenberg Polk Memorial Prize for Student Research, Cornell University Medical College
    1968, Summa Cum Laude, University of Notre Dame
    1968, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Notre Dame

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

    Reviewer 

    American Journal of Physiology
    American Journal of Gastroenterology
    Clinical Pediatrics
    Digestive Disease and Science
    Gastroenterology
    Journal of Applied Physiology
    Journal of Clinical Investigation
    Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition
    Journal of Pediatrics
    Pediatric Research
    Pediatrics

  • Leaderships

    Memberships in professional organizations

    Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American Gastroenterological Association
    American Liver Foundation
    Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
    North Americans Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

    • 1997-present, Committee to develop guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux in children

    Society for Pediatric Research