International Leaders in Research

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is dedicated to applying research findings to outstanding patient care. Through collaboration and innovation, the Division conducts research studies to better understand diseases, advance current treatments, develop new therapies, and find cures for conditions. We have published approximately 450 papers in the past four years.

As world leaders in cutting-edge research, our efforts and resources are committed to maximizing the impact on improving the health and well-being of children and their families. 

Our research models

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition’s investigative efforts focus on the following areas of interest:

Research resources

The division’s location within a hospital environment provides valuable resources to conducting successful clinical research.

  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute is a facility specifically dedicated to the administration of all research conducted at CHOP.
  • CHOP’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) ensures the protection of subjects in compliance with federal law.
  • The clinical laboratory facilities at CHOP are state accredited by the College of American Pathologists and certified by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Clinical research finder tool

To learn more about the current and ongoing clinical trials at CHOP, please use our Clinical Research Finder tool. When accessing the tool, please use as many search terms as possible to learn about various studies.

If you are interested in learning about new opportunities to participate in research, you can also sign up for our research participant registry.

Publications and research excellence

View highlights of recent publications from the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Next Steps
Girl smiling

Get a Second Opinion

Our experts are available to consult with you or your physician on second opinion requests.

Mom and toddler son smiling

About Your Child’s Visit

Here's what you can expect at your child's first visit.