GI Resources for Professionals

At the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, we'll work with you and your patients to give you the information and support needed.

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.

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.

Referral information

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.

We have recently added several attending physicians, enhancing appointment availability. We can now schedule new patient appointments within a much shorter timeframe. Patients who have flexibility in terms of site and provider can be accommodated even sooner.

Refer a patient: Learn what information you'll need to provide when referring a patient.

New patient form: Patient families should fill out a new patient form before their visit, and bring the completed form to their appointment.


Pediatric Nutrition Fellowship: An independent three-year nutrition fellowship is available.

Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship: This three-year fellowship trains academic pediatric gastroenterologists.

Exam demonstration video

Abdominal exam: How to properly evaluate the spleen, liver and bowel through an abdominal exam, including a demonstration of an exam in a patient with ascites.

Next Steps

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