Judith R. Kelsen, MD

Judith R Kelsen, MD, is a board certified pediatric gastroenterologist in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, and a member of the research team in the Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - The Weill Medical School of Cornell University, New York, NY

    Internship

    Pediatrics - Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

    Residency

    Pediatrics - Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
    IBD Clinical Research Fellowship - Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Additional Training

    Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Gastroenterology
    Pediatrics

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

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

  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    2012

    Menard C, Kelsen J: Perianal Abscess in Children. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. LWW, 6, 2012.

    Kelsen J, Markowitz J: Ulcerative Colitis in Children. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. LWW, 6, 2012.

    Judith Kelsen, maria Mascarenhas: Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Five Minute Pediatric Consult. Schwartz, Bell, Bingham, Friedman, Loomes, Mamula, Mascarenhas, Tanel (eds.). LWW, 6: 886-887, 2012.

    Judith Kelsen, Gary Wu: The Gut Microbiota and IBD. Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Mamula, Baldassano, Markowitz (eds.). Springer, 2, In print 2012.

    Judith Kelsen, Andrew Mulberg: Imperforate Anus. Five Minute Pediatric Consult. Schwartz, Bell, Bingham, Friedman, Loomes, Mamula, Mascarenhas, Tanel (eds.). LWW, 6, 2012.

    Albenberg L, Mamula P, Kelsen J: Biologics for the treatment of moderate to severe ulcerativ colitis in pediatric patients. Pediatric Health, Medicine and Therapeutics 3: 51-8, 2012.

    Albenberg L, Kelsen J, Baldassano RN: Pediatric Considerations in Medical Therapy in Patients with ulcerative colitis, The Complete Guide to Medical Management. Medical Therapy of ulcerative colitis. Gary Lichenstein (eds.). Springer, 2, In print 2012.

    2011

    Lindsey Albenberg, Judith Kelsen, Robert Baldassano: Pediatric Considerations in Medical Therapy in Patients with Crohn's Disease, The Complete Guide to Medical Management. Medical therapy for Crohn's Disease. Lichenstein (eds.). Springer, 3, 2011.

    Kelsen J, Hunter A, Baldessano RN: Pediatric therapies in inflammatory bowel disease. Advanced Therapy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Theodore M. Bayless and Stephen B. Hanauer (eds.). People's Medical Publishing House, 1, 2011.

    Kelsen J,  Baldassano RN, : Pediatric Considerations in Medical Therapy in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis. Medical Therapy in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis, The Complete Guide to Medical Management. Gary Lichenstein (eds.). 2, 2011.

    Anna Hunter, Judith Kelsen, Robert Baldassano: Crohn's disease therapy in Children and Adolescent. Advanced Therapies In Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Theodore M. Bayless (eds.). 3, 2011.

    Kelsen J, Mamula P: Ulcerative Colitis in Children. eMedicine from WebMD March 2011.

    2010

    Anupindi S, Ayyala R, Kelsen J, Mamula P, Applegate K: Imaging of inflammatory bowel disease in children. Evidence-Based Imaging in Pediatrics. Medine, Appelgate, Blackmore (eds.). Springer  Page: 487-505, 2010.

    2008

    Kelsen J, Mascarenhas M. Upper gastrointestinal bleeding, In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-minute pediatric consult. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins; 2008. p. 886-887.

    Kelsen J, Mulberg A. Imperforate anus. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-minute pediatric consult. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins; 2008. p. 444-445.

    Kelsen J, Mulberg A. C1 esterase inhibitor. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-minute pediatric consult. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins; 2008.

    Kelsen J, Mascarenhas M, Short bowel syndrome. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-minute pediatric consult. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins; 2008. p. 774-775.

    Abstracts

    2013

    Moran C, Kelsen J, Kaplan J, Baril-Dore1 M; Schindelar L; Kirschner B,  Baldassano R,Xavier R, Winter H, Daly M, PhD5: Whole Exome Sequencing in Very Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease. North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL October  2013.

    Fish S, Wei Z, Bradfield J, Hakonarson H, Baldassano R, Kelsen J: SLC11A1 Polymorphism Increases the Risk of Early Surgery in Pediatric Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Oral Abstract, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL October 2013 2013.

    Jump C, Loomes KM, Piccoli DA, Blinman TA, Rosh J, Anupindi S, Smith-Whitley K, and Kelsen JR: "Role of Colectomy to Treat Life-Threatening Thrombotic Storm in Pediatric IBD"  North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL October 2013.

    2012

    Sahn B, Kelsen J, Maltman S, Stanley N, Mamula: A prospective randomized comparison of air and carbon dioxide insufflation in pediatric colonoscopy. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 55(Suppl 1 E 18), 2012.

    J Kelsen1, L Posivak1, S Grunberg2, A Bailey2, R Baldassano1, JD Lewis4, FD Bushman2  GD Wu4  : "The Oral Microbiome in Pediatric Crohn's Disease," Advances in IBD, CCFA annual conference, Fort Lauderdale, Fl. Inflammatory Bowel Disease December 2012.

    Papers

    2013

    Gupta K, Noble A, Kachelries KE, Albenberg L, Kelsen JR, Grossman AB, Baldassano RN: A novel enteral nutrition protocol for the treatment of pediatric Crohn's disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis 19(7): 1374-8, June 2013.

    Christopher J. Cardinale, Judith R. Kelsen, Robert N. Baldassano, and Hakon Hakonarson: The Impact of Exome Sequencing in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. World Journal of Gastroenterology In press 2013.

    2012

    Judith Kelsen, Gary Wu: The gut microbiota, environment and diseases ofmodern society Gut Microbes. Landes Bioscience, 3(4), July 2012 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

    Lindsey Albenberg, Petar Mamula, Judith Kelsen: Biologics for the treatment of moderate-severe ulcerative colitis in pediatric patients. Pediatric Health, Medicine and Therapeutics. Dove Press, In print, 2012.

    2011

    Dige A, Hvas CL, Deleuran B, Kelsen J, Bendix-Stuve M, Dahlerup JF, et al. Adalimumab treatment in Crohn's disease does not induce early changes in regulatory T cells. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2011 Oct;46(10):1206-14. Epub 2011 July 27. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21793633. Read the abstract

    Kelsen J, Dige A, Schwindt H, D'Amore F, Pedersen FS, Agnholt J, et al. Infliximab induces clonal expansion of yδ-T cells in Crohn's disease: a predictor of lymphoma risk: PLoS One. 2011 Mar 31;6(3):e17890. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21483853. Read the article

    Kelsen JR, Kim J, Latta D, Smathers S, McGowan KL, Zaoutis T, et al. Recurrence rate of clostridium difficile infection in hospitalized pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2011 Jan;17(1):50-5. Doi: 10.1002/ibd.21421. Epub 2010 Aug 18. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20722068.  Read the article

    Jørgensen SP, Agnholt J, Glerup H, Lyhne S, Villadsen GE, Hvas CL, et al. Clinical trial: vitamin D3 treatment in Crohn's disease - a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2010 Aug;32(3):377-83. Epub 2010 may 11. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20491740. Read the abstract

    2010

    Kelsen JR, Rosh J, Heyman M, Winter HS, Ferry G, Cohen S, et al. Phase I trial of sargramostim in pediatric Crohn's disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2010 Jul;16(7):1203-8. Epub 2010 Jan 5. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20052780. Read the article

  • Awards and Honors

    2009, Komarov Research Competition, Clinical Sciences, 3rd place
    2009, We Care Digestive Disease Week Travel Grant
    2008, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology, and Nutrition Travel Grant

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

    2012-present, PLOS ONE, Ad Hoc reviewer
    2009-present, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Ad Hoc Reviewer
    2008-present, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Ad Hoc Reviewer

    Academic and institutional committees

    2012-2014, Professional Education Committee, NASPGHAN

  • Leaderships

    Memberships in professional organizations

    North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

    • 2013, Member, Professional Education Committee