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Chris Alexander Liacouras, MD

Attending Physician

Co-director, Center for Pediatric Eosinophilic Disorders

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

Awards

1988-1990, Cystic Fibrosis Grant for Clinical Medicine
1982, Harvard Anatomy Award
1981, Delaware Valley Academic Award
1980, Phi Beta Kappa, Johns Hopkins University

Books

Chapters

2008

Furuta G, Liacouras CA. Eosinophilic esophagitis. In: Kleinman, Goulet, et al., editors. Pediatric gastrointestinal disease. 2008. p. 575-82.

2006 

Kamath BM, Markowitz JE, Liacouras CA. Allergic bowel disease and eosinophilic gastroenteritis. In: Wyllie, Hyams, editors. Pediatric gastrointestinal disease and liver disease. 2006. pp. 543-56.

2005

Graham-Maar R, Ryan M, Liacouras CA. Abdominal masses. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-minute pediatric consult. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 2005.

vomiting. In: Schwartz MW, ed. The 5-minute Pediatric Consult. Baltimore, MD. Williams and Wilkins, 2005.

2004

Markowitz J, Liacouras CA. Eosinophilic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. In: Wyllie, Hyams, editors. Pediatric gastrointestinal disease. 2004. p. 245-9.

Durbin D, Liacouras CA. Gastrointestinal emergencies. In: Ludwig, Fleisher, editors. Pediatric emergency medicine. 4th ed. 2004. p. 1113-1140.

Friedman JR, Liacouras CA. Pathophysiology of gastroesophageal reflux. In: Polin RA, Fox WW, editors. Fetal and neonatal physiology. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Co.; 2004. p. 1163-68.

2003

Liacouras CA, Markowitz J. Eosinophilic esophagitis and gastroenteritis. In: Sampson, editor. Pediatric allergy. 2003. p. 518-528.

2002

Markowitz J, Liacouras CA. Gastroesophgageal reflux. In: Polin RA, Ditmar M, editors. Neonatal secrets. 2002.

Markowitz J, Mamula P, Liacouras CA. Gastroenterology. In: Polin RA, Ditmar M, editors. Pediatric secrets. 2002.

2001

Liacouras CA. Abdominal masses; Vomiting; Hyperlipidemia;Diarrhea In: Schwartz MW, ed. The 5-minute Pediatric Consult. Baltimore, MD. Williams & Wilkins; 2001.

1999

Durbin D, Liacouras CA. Gastrointestinal emergencies. In: Ludwig S, Fleischer GR, editors.  Pediatric emergency medicine. 4th ed. 1999. p. 1017-43.

1998

Liacouras CA, Altshuler SM. Pathophysiology of gastroesophageal reflux. In: Polin RA, Fox WW, editors. Fetal and neonatal physiology. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co.; 1998. p. 1418-24.

Liacouras CA. Celiac disease. In: Ludwig S, Altschuler SM, editors. Pediatrics at a glance. Philadelphia: Mosby; 1998. p. 60-1.

Liacouras CA. Inflammatory bowel disease. In: Ludwig S, Altschuler SM, editors. Pediatrics at a glance. Philadelphia: Mosby; 1998. p. 176-177.

Liacouras CA. Hepatitis, acute viral. In: Ludwig S, Altschuler SM, editors. Pediatrics at a glance. Philadelphia: Mosby; 1998. p. 146-147.

Liacouras CA. Hepatitis, chronic. In: Ludwig S, Altschuler SM, editors. Pediatrics at a glance. Philadelphia: Mosby; 1998. p. 148-149.

Liacouras CA. Hepatosplenomegaly. In: Ludwig S, Altschuler SM, editors. Pediatrics at a glance. Philadelphia: Mosby; 1998. p. 149-150.

Liacouras CA. Constipation. In: Ludwig S, Altschuler SM, editors. Pediatrics at a glance. Philadelphia: Mosby; 1998. p. 74-75.

Liacouras CA. Esophagitis. In: Ludwig S, Altschuler SM, editors. Pediatrics at a glance. Philadelphia: Mosby; 1998. p. 114-115.

Liacouras CA. Foreign body, gastrointestinal. In: Ludwig S, Altschuler SM, editors. Pediatrics at a glance. Philadelphia: Mosby; 1998. p. 124-125.

Liacouras CA. Gastrointestinal bleeding. In: Ludwig S, Altschuler SM, editors. Pediatrics at a glance. Philadelphia: Mosby; 1998. p. 128-129.

Liacouras CA. Vomiting. In: Ludwig S, Altschuler SM, editors. Pediatrics at a glance. Philadelphia: Mosby; 1998. p. 316-317.

Liacouras CA. Infectious diarrhea. In: Ludwig S, Altschuler SM, editors. Pediatrics at a glance. Philadelphia: Mosby; 1998. p. 174-175.

Liacouras CA. Lactose intolerance. In: Ludwig S, Altschuler SM, editors. Pediatrics at a glance. Philadelphia: Mosby; 1998. p. 184-185.

Liacouras CA. Abdominal masses. In: Ludwig S, Altschuler SM, editors. Pediatrics at a glance. Philadelphia: Mosby; 1998. p. 2-3.

Liacouras CA. Abdominal masses. In: Altschuler SM, Liacouras CA, editors. Clinical pediatric gastroenterology. London (England): Churchill-Livingstone; 1998. p. 1-4.

Jeshion W, Liacouras CA. Clostridium difficile. In: Altschuler SM, Liacouras CA, editors. Clinical pediatric gastroenterology. London (England): Churchill-Livingstone; 1998. p. 151-4.

Arnold LA, Liacouras CA. Foreign bodies and caustic ingestions. In: Altschuler SM, Liacouras CA, editors. Clinical pediatric gastroenterology. London (England): Churchill-Livingstone; 1998. p. 25-30.

Liquornik K, Liacouras CA. Upper Endoscopy. In: Altschuler SM, Liacouras CA, editors. Clinical pediatric gastroenterology. London (England): Churchill-Livingstone; 1998. p. 537-40.

Peck S, Liacouras CA, Redd DA. Percutaneous gastrostomy tubes. In: Altschuler SM, Liacouras CA, editors. Clinical pediatric gastroenterology. London (England): Churchill-Livingstone; 1998. p. 627-36.

Liacouras CA. Pancreatic function tests. In: Altschuler SM, Liacouras CA, editors. Clinical pediatric gastroenterology. London (England): Churchill-Livingstone; 1998. p. 583-4.

Liacouras CA, Kader H. Abdominal pain. In: Altschuler SM, Liacouras CA, editors. Clinical pediatric gastroenterology. London (England): Churchill-Livingstone; 1998. p. 5-8.

Sentongo T, Liacouras CA. Shwachmans syndrome. In: Altschuler SM, Liacouras CA, editors. Clinical pediatric gastroenterology. London (England): Churchill-Livingstone; 1998. p. 307-8.

Liacouras CA. Vomiting. In: Schwartz MW, editor. Clinical handbook of pediatrics, 2nd ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1998. p. 693-703.

Liacouras CA. Lower GI bleeding. In: Schwartz MW, editor. Clinical handbook of pediatrics, 2nd ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1998. p. 318-24.

Liacouras CA. Upper GI bleeding. In: Schwartz MW, editor. Clinical handbook of pediatrics, 2nd ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1998. p. 308-18.

1996

Liacouras CA, Tershakovec A, Cortner JA. Hyperlipidemia. In: Watkins JB, Walker WA. Nutrition in Pediatrics. pp 611-23, 1996.

Liacouras CA, Piccoli DA. Gastroenterology and Nutrition. In: Polin RA, Ditmar MF. Pediatric Secrets. Hanley and Belfus, Inc., 1996, pp. 161-99.Liacouras CA. Abdominal masses. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-minute pediatric consult.  Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins; 1996. p. 2-3.

Liacouras CA. Vomiting. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-minute pediatric consult.  Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins; 1996. p. 64-65.Liacouras CA. Hyperlipidemia. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-minute pediatric consult.  Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins; 1996. p. 414-415.Liacouras CA. Diarrhea. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-minute pediatric consult.  Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins; 1996. p. 414-415.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

Editor, eMedicine, Case Reviews in Pediatrics
Editor, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Academic positions

2003-present, Physician Advisor, Research Coordinator Education Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2002-present, Chair, Physician's Incentive Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2002-present, Member, NASPGHAN Endoscopy Committee

2002-present, Chair, Physician's Incentive Subcommittee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2001-present, Member, Clinical Research Subcommittee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Leadership

Memberships in professional organizations

International organizations

2008-present, The International Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Researchers

  • 2008-present, Chair, Education Committee
National organizations

2001-present, American College of Gastroenterology
2000-present Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
1993-present, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (SAGE)

  • 2006-2009, Chair, Pediatric Section
  • 2003-2009, Co-chair, Pediatric Section

1992-present, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology (NASPGHAN)

1992-present, American Gastroenterology Association
 
1990-present, American Medical Association

Original Papers

2011

Liacouras CA. Clinical presentation and treatment of pediatric patients with eosinophilic esophagitis. Gastroenterol Hepatol (NY). 2011 Aprl7(4):264-7. Cited in PubPed; PMCID: PMC 3127030. Read the article 

2010

Franciosi JP, Fiorino K, Ruchelli E, Shults J, Spergel J, Liacouras CA, et al. Changing indications for upper endoscopy in children during a 20-year period. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2010 Jun 16. Cited in PubMed; PMCID: PMC 2946469. Read the article

2009

Goldberg E, Barton S, Xanthopoulos MS, Stettler N, Liacouras CA. A descriptive study of comiplications of gastrostomy tubes in children. J Pediatr Nurs. 2010 Apr 25(2):72-80. Epub 2009 May 30. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20185057. Read the abstract

Spergel JM, Brown-Whitehorn TF, Beausoleil JL, Franciosi J, Shuker M, Verma R, et al. 14 years of eosinophilic esophagitis: clinical features and prognosis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2009 Jan;48(1):30-6. Cited in PubMed; PMID 19172120. Read the abstract

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