Maria R. Mascarenhas, MBBS

Maria R. Mascarenhas, MD, is a board certified pediatric gastroenterologist and a board certified nutrition pediatrician in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. She is the section chief for Clinical Nutrition and the medical director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Voorhees
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MBBS - St. John's Medical College, Bangalore, India

    Internship

    Rotating Intern - St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India
    Pediatrics - Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

    Residency

    Pediatrics - Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX

    Fellowship

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

    Board Certification

    Pediatric Gastroenterology
    Pediatrics
    Physician Nutrition Specialist

    Undergraduate Degree

    PUC - Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, India

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Section Chief, Nutrition

    Director, Nutrition Support Service

    Medical Director, Clinical Nutrition Department

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

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

    22q deletion syndrome
    Cystic fibrosis
    Nutrition

  • Publications

    Books

    Schwartz W, Bell LA, Bingham PM, Chung EK, Friedman DF, Loomes K, Mamula P, Mascarenhas MR, Tanel RE, Schwartz CI Polchenko C: The Five Minute Pediatric Consult. 6th Edition. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2011 Notes: In Press.

    Schwartz W, Bell LA, Bingham PM, Chung EK, Friedman DF, Loomes K, Mamula P, Mascarehas MR, Tanel RE, Schwartz CI, Polchenko C: The Five Minute Pediatric Consult. 5th Edition. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2009.

    Schwartz W, Bell LA, Bingham PM, Chung EK, Friedman DF, Loomes K, Mamula P, Mascarenhas MR, Tanel RE, Schwartz CI Polchenko: The Five Minute Pediatric Consult. 4th edition. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2006.

    Mascarenhas MR: Nutrition Section Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics. Frank G. Zaoutis, Catalozzi M, Shah S (eds.). Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.

    Jew R, Mascarenhas MR, Shuker M: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pharmacy Handbook and Formulary. 8th Edition. Lexi-Comp, Inc, 2004.

    Mascarenhas MR: Nutrition Section. Philadelphia Manual of Inpatient Pediatrics. Frank G, Zaoutis L, Catallozzi M, Shah S (eds.). 2003.

    Mascarenhas MR, Piccoli DA: Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Pediatric Clinics of North America. WB Saunders, 49(1), 2002.

    Mascarenhas MR, Piccoli DA: Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition: The Requisites. WB Saunders, 2002 Notes: Currently in preparation. To be published in Philadelphia.

    Jew R, Mascarenhas MR, Shuker M: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pharmacy Handbook and Formulary 7th Edition. Lexi-Comp, Inc. 2002.

    Jew R, Mascarenhas MR, Thorpe J, Manning M: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pharmacy Handbook and Formulary 6th Edition. Lexi-Comp, Inc. 2001.

    Mascarenhas MR: Nutrition Section. e-Medicine Pediatric Text 2000 Notes: Available at: http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/topic169.htm.

    Jew R, Mascarenhas MR, McCoy B, Manning M: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pharmacy Handbook and Formulary 5th Edition. Lexi-Comp, Inc. 2000.

    Jew R, Mascarenhas MR, McCoy B: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pharmacy Handbook and Formulary. 4th Edition. Lexi-Comp, Inc. 1999.

    Jew R, Mascarenhas MR, McCoy B: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pharmacy Handbook and Formulary, 3rd Edition. Lexi-Comp, Inc. 1998.

    Darby M, Mascarenhas MR, McCoy B: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pharmacy Handbook and Formulary. 2nd Edition. Lexi-Comp, Inc. 1995.

    Darby M, Mascarenhas MR, McCoy B: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pharmacy Handbook and Formulary 1st Edition. Lexi-Comp, Inc. 1993.

    Chapters

    2013

    Grande L, Mascarenhas MR: Cystic Fibrosis and Tube Feeding. Medical Nutrition and Disease: A Case-Based Approach, 5th Edition. Hark L, Deen D, Morrison G (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK, 2013.

    Merves J, Barsky D. Mascarenhas RM: Nutrition. The Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics. Shah SS, Zaoutis LB, Catallozzi M, Frank G (eds.). McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2013.

    Voynow J, Kelly A, Mascarenhas MR, Scanlin T: Cystic Fibrosis. Decision Support in Medicine: Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. Grippo M, Heffner J, Kotloff (eds.). 2013 Notes: http://www.decisionsupportinmedicine.com.

    2011

    Kennedy M, Mascarenhas M: Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth. The NASPGHAN Fellow's Concise Review of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. CCGMP 2011.

    Mascarenhas MR, Bradshaw DJ, Stallings VA: Special Dietary Therapy. Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disease, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management, 4th Edition. Walker WA, Durie PR, Kleinman R, Walker-Smith, JA (eds.). BC Decker, Inc. 2011 Notes: Currently in press.

    2010

    Begany M, Mascarenhas MR: Infant Feeding. Conn's Current Therapy. Rakel RE, Bope ET, Kellerman RD (eds.). Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, pa, Page: 1057-1060, 2010.

    Mallowe A, Michel S, Mascarenhas RM: Cystic Fibrosis. ASPEN Pediatric Nutrition Core Curriculum. Corkins M, Balint J, Bobo E, Plogsted S, Yaworski JA (eds.). ASPEN Publishers Silver Spring, MA, Page: 323-336, 2010.

    Mascarenhas RM, Maqbool A: Gastrointestinal manifestations in CV. Cystic Fibrosis, 1st edition. Rubenstein R, Allen J, Panitch H (eds.). Informa Healthcare, New York, NY, Page: 266-284, 2010.

    Wallace E, Mascarenhas RM: Parenteral Nutrition. Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, 4th Edition. Elsevier, London, JR, Page: 964-977, 2010.

    2009

    Begany M, Mascarenhas RM: Infant Feeding. Conn's Current Therapy. Rakel RE and Bope ET (eds.). Elsevier, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, Page: 1210-1214, 2009.

    Mascarenhas MR, Maka MA, Enriquez L: Drug Nutrient Interactions in Infancy and Childhood. Handbook of Drug Nutrient Interactions, 2nd edition. Armenti, VT, Boullata JC (eds.). Humane Press Inc., New Jersey, Page: 575-591, 2009.

    Michel S, Maqbool A, Hanna M, Mascarenhas MR: Micronutrient deficiencies in CF. Pediatric Clinics of North America. Goday P and Sentongo T (eds.). 56(6): 1123-1142, 2009.

    2008

    Ryan M, Mascarenhas MR. Short bowel syndrome. In: Altschuler, SM, Liacouras CA, Piccoli DA, editors. Clinical pediatric gastroenterology: the requisites in pediatrics. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Mosby Elsevier, Churchill Livingstone; 2008. p 211-215.

    Dematos V, Mascarenhas MR. Cystic fibrosis and the gastrointestinal tract. In: Liacouras CA, Piccoli DA, editors. Pediatric gastroenterology: the requisites in pediatrics. 1st ed. Philadelphia: Mosby Elsevier; 2008. p 314-321.

    Mascarenhas RM, Nepa A: Cystic Fibrosis. Medical Nutrition and Disease, 4th edition. Morison G, Hark L (eds.). Blackwell Science, Page: 284-291, 2008.

    Ryan M, Mascarenhas RM: Short Bowel Syndrome. Clinical Pediatric Gastroenterology: The Requisites in Pediatrics, 2nd Edition. Altschuler SM, Liacouras CA, Piccoli DA (eds.). Mosby Elsevier, Churchill Livingstone Philadelphia, PA, Page: 211-215, 2008.

    2007

    Mascarenhas MR, Enriquez L. Nutrition support teams. In: Baber SS, Baker RD, Davis AM, editors. Pediatric nutrition support. 1st ed. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc.; 2007. p. 123-134.

    Kelsen J, Mascarenhas MR. Short bowel syndrome. In: Schwartz W, Bell L, Bingham P, Chung E, Friedman D, Mascarenhas MR, Mamula P, Loomes K, Cohen MI, editors. 5-minute pediatric consult. 4th ed. Maryland: Williams and Wilkins; 2007. p 774-775.

    Kelsen J, Mascarenhas MR. Upper GI bleeding. In: Schwartz W, Bell L, Bingham P, Chung E, Friedman D, Mascarenhas MR, Mamula P, Loomes K, Cohen MI, editors. 5-minute pediatric consult. 4th ed. Maryland: Williams and Wilkins; 2007. p. 886-887.

    2006

    Begany, M, Mascarenhas MR. Infant feeding. In: Rakel RE, Bope ET, editors. Conn’s current therapy 2007. Philadelphia: Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc; 2006. p. 1210-1214.

    Mascarenhas MR, Zucker S. Parenteral nutrition. In: Wyllie R, Hyams JS, editors. Pediatric gastrointestinal and liver disease. 3rd ed. London (UK): Elsevier; 2006.

    2005

    Mascarenhas MR, DiVito D, McClave S. Nutritional support in pancreatic disease. In: Merritt R, editor. American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), Nutrition Support Practice Manual. Silver Spring: American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition; 2005. p. 211-230.

    Rovner A, Mascarenhas MR. Rickets. In: Schwartz W, Bell L, Bingham P, Chung E, Friedman D, Mulberg AE, Sinai L., editors. 5- minute pediatric consult. 4th ed. Maryland: Williams & Wilkins; 2005. p. 734-735.

    Graham-Maar R, Mascarenhas MR. Constipation. In: Schwartz W, Bell L, Bingham P, Chung E, Friedman D, Mulberg AE, Sinai L., editors. 5-minute pediatric consult. 4th ed. Maryland: Williams & Wilkins; 2005. p. 284-285.

    Thayu M, Mascarenhas MR. Upper gastrointestinal bleeding. In: Schwartz W, Bell L, Bingham P, Chung E, Friedman D, Mulberg AE, Sinai L, editors. 5-minute pediatric consult. 4th ed. Maryland: Williams & Wilkins; 2005. p. 84-85.

    Thayu M, Mascarenhas MR. Lower gastrointestinal bleeding. In: Schwartz W, Bell L, Bingham P, Chung E, Friedman D, Mulberg AE, Sinai L, editors. 5-minute pediatric consult. 4th ed. Maryland: Williams & Wilkins; 2005. p. 58-59.

    Mascarenhas MR, Konek S. Vitamin deficiencies and excesses. Dutch (Netherlands) In: Berg FD, Ingelfinger JR, Wald ER, Polin RA, editors. Gellis and Kagan’s current pediatric therapy. 18th ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Company, Inc.; 2005. p. 98-108.

    2004

    Mascarenhas MR, Bradshaw DJ, Stallings VA. Special dietary therapy. In: Walker WA, Durie PR, Kleinman R, Walker-Smith, JA, editors. Pediatric gastrointestinal disease, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management. 4th ed. Philadelphia: BC Decker, Inc; 2004. p. 1995-2005.

    Mascarenhas MR, Maka MA, Enriquez L. Drug nutrient interactions in infancy and childhood. In: Armenti, VT, Boullata JC, editors. Handbook of drug nutrient interactions. New Jersey: Humane Press Inc; 2004. p. 331-345.

    2003

    Mascarenhas MR, Aloupis MS. Cystic Fibrosis. In: Hark L, Morrison G, editors. Medical nutrition and disease: a case-based approach. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Blackwell Publishing; 2003. p. 321-327.

    Olsen, IE, Mascarenhas, MR, Stallings, VA. Clinical assessment of nutritional status. In: Walker WA, Watkins JB, Duggan C, editors. Nutrition in pediatrics. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: BC Decker, Inc.; 2003. p. 6-16.

    2002

    Mascarenhas MR. Vitamin deficiencies and excesses. In: Burg FD, Ingelfinger JR, Wald ER, Polin RA, editors. Gellis and Kagan's current pediatric therapy. 17th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company Inc.; 2002. p. 16-20.

    Sentongo T, Mascarenhas MR. Newer components of enteral formulas. In: Mascarenhas MR, Piccoli DA, editors. Pediatric Clinics of North America. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Inc; 2002. p 113-126.

    Mamula P, Mascarenhas MR, Baldassano RN. Biological and novel therapies for IBD. In: Mascarenhas MR, Piccoli DA, editors. Pediatric Clinics of North America. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Inc; 2002. 49(1): 1-26.

    2001

    Mascarenhas MR, Zemel B, Tershakovec AM, Stallings VA. Adolescent nutrition. In: Zeigler EE, Filer LJ, editors. Present knowledge in nutrition. 8th ed. Washington: ILSI Press; 2001. p. 426-438.

    Mascarenhas MR, Mamula P, Malabsorption. In: Polin RA, Spitzer AR, editors. Fetal and neonatal secrets. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc. ; 2001. p. 164-167.

    2000

    Mascarenhas MR, Kerner JA, Stallings VA. Enteral and parenteral nutrition. In: Walker WA, Durie PR, Hamilton JR, Walker-Smith JA, Watkins JB, editors. Pediatric gastrointestinal disease: pathophysiology, diagnosis and management. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: B.C. Decker, Inc.; 2000. p. 1705-1751.

    Abstracts

    2013

    Mascarenhas, MR: Survey of perception of barriers to anthropometry measurements in pediatric intensive care - poster presentation. SCCM 42nd Critical Care Congress in San Juan, PR January 2013.

    Irving S, Seiple S, Nagle M, Falk S, Verger J, Perkel M, Mascarenhas, Srinivasan V: Comparison of Nurse versus Ordering Provider Perceived Barriers to Anthropometry measurements in Critically Ill Children: Oral Presentation 42nd Biennial Convention at the Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing Honor Society) International Convention, Indianapolis, IN November 2013.

    2012

    Bertolaso C, Schall JI, Groleau V, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, Dougherty KA, Stallings VA: Fat soluble vitamin status in children with Cf and PI receiving a calorie and fat intervention October 11-13, 2012, Orlando, FL. 26th annual NACFC October 2012.

    Bertolaso C, Schall JI, Groleau V, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, Dougherty KA, Stallings VA. : Fat soluble vitamin status in children with Cf and PI receiving a calorie and fat intervention. 26th annual NACFC, Orlando, FL October 2012.

    Groleau V, Schall JI, Dougherty KA, Latham N, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, Stallings VA: Resting energy expenditure and respiratory quotient in children with CF and PI receiving high calorie and fat dietary intervention. 26th annual NACFC, Orlando, FL October 2012.

    Maqbool A, Schall JI, Mascarenhas M, Dougherty K, latham N, Stallings V: Vitamin B6 status and predictors in children with CF and PI. 26th annual NACFC, Orlando, FL October 2012.

    Maqbool A, Schall JI, Mascarenhas M, Dougherty K, latham N, Stallings V: Folic acid status and predictors in children with CF and PI. 26th annual NACFC, Orlando, FL. October 2012.

    Papers

    2013

    Stallins VA, Mondick JT, Schall JI, Barrett JS, Wilson M, Mascarenhas MR: Diagnosing malabsorption with systemic lipid profiling: pharmacokinetics of pentadecanoic acid and triheptadecanoic acid following oral administration in healthy subjects and subjects with cystic fibrosis. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther 51(4): 263-73, Apr 2013.

    Rovner AJ, Schall JI, Mondick JT, Zhuang H, Mascarenhas MR: Delayed Small Bowel Transit in children with Cystic Fibrosis and Pancreatic Insufficiency JPGN July 2013.

    Bertolaso C, Schall JI, Groleau V, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, Dougherty KA, Stallings VA: Fat soluble vitamin status in children with Cf and PI receiving a calorie and fat intervention. JPGN 2013 Notes: in press.

    Lin HC, Kahana D, Vos MB, Black D, Port Z, Shulman R, Scheimann A, Mascarenhas MR: Assessment of Nutrition Education Among Pediatric Gastroenterologists: A Survey of NASPGHAN Members. JPGN 56(2): 137-144, 2013.

    Rovner AJ, Schall JI, Mondick JT, Zhuang H, Mascarenhas MR: Delayed Small Bowel Transit in children with cystic Fibrosis and Pancreatic Insufficiency. JPGN 2013 Notes: POST ACCEPTANCE, 12 March 2013doi: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e318290d112

    2012

    Mascarenhas MR, August DA, DeLegge MH, Grambeck L, Iyer K, Patel V, Schattner MA and the Task Force on Standard for Nutrition Support Physicians and ASPEN Board of Directors: Standards for nutrition support physicians. NCP 27(2): 295-299, April 2012.

    Mascarenhas MR, August DA, DeLegge MH, Gramlich L, Iyer K, Patel V, Schattner MA, Task Force on Standards for Nutrition Support Physicians, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Board of Directors: Standards of practice for nutrition support physicians Nutrition in Clinical Practice 27(2): 295-9, April 2012.

    Martinez JA, Koyama T, Acra S, Mascarenhas MR, Shulman RJ: Nutrition Education for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellows: Survey of NASPGHAN Fellowship Training Programs. JPGN 55(2): 131-5, August 2012.

    2009

    Michel SH, Maqbool A, Hanna MD, Mascarenhas M. Nutrition management of pediatric patients who have cystic fibrosis. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2009 Oct;56(5):1123-41. Review. Read the abstract »

  • Awards and Honors

    2012-2013, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellows Faculty Honor Roll
    2012, "South Jersey Top Docs" - Pediatric Nutrition
    2011-2013, Best Doctors in America
    2010-2012, "South Jersey Top Docs" - Pediatric Nutrition
    2009-2010, Best Doctors in American
    2009-2010, American's Top Pediatricians
    2009-2011, "South Jersey Top Docs" - Pediatric Gastroenterology
    2008-2009, American's Top Gastroenterologists
    2007-2008, "South Jersey Top Docs" - Pediatric Gastroenterology
    2007-2008, "Best Pediatricians in American," Best Doctors List
    2006-2007, "Best Pediatricians in America," Best Doctors List
    2005-2006, "Best Pediatricians in America," Best Doctors list
    2003-2004, "Best Pediatricians in America," Best Doctors List
    2002-2003, "Best Pediatricians in America", Best Doctors List
    2001, Philadelphia Magazine, "Top Doc for Nutrition"
    2001, Nutrition Leadership Institute, Dannon Institute, Wye River, MD
    1982, Shri. F.M.Khan Gold Medal for top graduating student, Bangalore University
    Pope Paul VI prize for the top graduating medical student in the class of 1976, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore University
    1982, Pope Paul VI prize for the top graduating medical student in the class of 1976, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore University
    1976-1982, Awarded nine gold medals for placing first in medical school examinations at Bangalore University

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

    2008-present, Editor, "Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition" Journal, SAGE Publications
    2008-present, Reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

    Academic and institutional committees

    2012-present, Parenteral Nutrition Safety Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    2011-present, Catheter Care Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    2010-present, Continuous Quality Improvement, Nutrition Support Service, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    2009-present, Hearings List for the Faculty Grievance Committee, University of Pennsylvania
    1994-present, Nutrition Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    • 1994-2001, Chair

     

  • Leaderships

    Memberships in professional organizations

    American Gastroenterological Association
    American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

    • 2010-present, Committee to Revise Guidelines for Nutrition Support Physician, Chair
    • 2013, Program Planning and Leadership Committee, Member

    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

    • 2013-2015, Executive Council
    • 2013-2015, IBD Committee
    • 2013-2015, Nominations Committee
    • 2013-2015, Professional Development Committee