Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

GI Resources for Professionals

Referring a patient outside your care is an act of trust. You must be confident the team you refer to has the knowledge, training and experience to make a significant difference in the outcome for your patient.

At the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, we take that responsibility seriously.

As one of the top-ranked and largest children’s hospitals in the U.S., we have a high volume of patients and treat the full spectrum of illnesses that affect children. 

The number of patients and diversity of conditions we see every day give us experience that is unmatched in the region. Our physicians and clinical team are active in clinical trials and basic and clinical research projects. Through innovation and perseverance, we are changing the course of treatment for many children.

How we can help you

Many of the conditions we treat at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are rare or extremely complex; a physician may encounter only a few such cases in a year. Our team sees and treats children with acquired and inherited health conditions every day.

Our experience, cutting-edge diagnostic tools, surgical expertise and facilities allow us to provide families with an accurate diagnosis and full range of treatment options for all gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition needs. We work with you and your patients to give you the information and support needed.

Referral information

The staff of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is here to assist you in providing the best care for your patients. To discuss a potential referral, schedule an evaluation or seek a second opinion, please call 215-590-3630.

Information we will ask for:

Referring physician/healthcare provider


We recognize this is a very stressful time for families and strive to schedule all patients as expeditiously as possible. If you feel a patient needs to be seen more urgently, please let us know and we will work with you.

Training opportunities

CHOP offers a number of professional training opportunities for physicians and other healthcare professionals who want to learn more about gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition and the clinical research that is improving the course of treatment for thousands of children.

Whether you are looking for an intensive fellowship, a conference or CMEs, we have opportunities available to you. Use the links below for more information about specific programs.

Professional outreach and research updates

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition keeps in contact with referring physicians through regular communication via our print newsletter as well as phone and in-person interactions.

Our newsletter, Gastroenterology Update, spotlights research by physicians and staff at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and CHOP's Research Institute. 

Each issue offers new discoveries about conditions such as GERD, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, Crohn's disease, liver disease, biliary atresia and more. We also feature information about new programs and treatments that could offer your patients a better quality of life.

We hope that the clinical and research advances we share may be of interest to you in the management of your patients.

Recent issues of Gastroenterology Update include:

Fall 2012, with a focus on:

Winter 2012, with a focus on:

Summer 2010, with a focus on:

Winter 2010, with a focus on: 

Contact us

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at 215-590-3630

We look forward to hearing from you.


Reviewed by: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Date: February 2013 

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