GI Resources for Professionals

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At the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at 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 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.

MyCHOP: Our MyCHOP portal enables families to schedule visits, access records, see test results, ask their doctor questions, and more. New patients are asked to complete an online new patient form before their visit.

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Learn more about our Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program, as well as specialized fellowship and training opportunities available including: 

  • Advanced Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Fellowship
  • Advanced Nutrition Fellowship
  • Pediatric Nutrition Fellowship
  • Pediatric Advanced Hepatology Fellowship

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.


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


Experts from the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition lead webinars for professionals on a variety of topics. View the archive


Culinary Medicine

Maria R. Mascarenhas, MBBS, Director of Integrative Health, and Tracey F. Jubelirer, MD, Integrative Oncology Medical Director, talk about what culinary medicine is and how it is different than nutrition; how it can be used to provide evidence-based nutrition guidance, translating research into practical advice for patients; how to use food and nutrition as part of a patient’s healthcare goals; how culinary medicine is being deployed at CHOP; practical tips for pediatricians to use in their practice, and more.

IBD Screening in Primary Care

In this podcast, pediatric gastroenterologist Betsy Maxwell, MD, MS, talks about the theories as to why IBD is on the rise in children, including an overlap between genetic factors, the immune system, the microbiome, and environmental triggers.

Celiac Disease

In this podcast, Arunjot Singh, MD, MPH, talks about when and how to start celiac screenings, genetic links to other autoimmune diseases, common presentations of celiac disease in a primary care setting, understanding IgG levels, role of different diagnostic tests and biopsy, how pediatricians can monitor celiac patients on an ongoing basis, vaccine considerations, and more.

Constipation in Children

In this podcast, Jennifer Webster, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist at CHOP, discusses childhood constipation. She covers things like diagnostic criteria, signs of constipation, treatment, tips for increasing dietary fiber intake in toddlers, related diagnoses, and more.

Integrative Health and Nutrition

In this podcast, Maria R. Mascarenhas, MBBS, a pediatric gastroenterologist and nutrition specialist from CHOP, is interviewed for "Ask a Pediatrician," a podcast that covers topics on parents' minds such as nutrition, stress management, sleep, living with chronic health issues and more. Dr. Mascarenhas discussed the importance of both integrative health and nutrition in the care of all pediatric patients.

Probiotics and Prebiotics

In this podcast, Maria Mascarenhas, MBBS, defines the role of probiotics and prebiotics, how to increase them in your diet or through supplements, and the conditions for which they have been most studied. 

Pediatric Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction

In this episode of Bowel Sounds, hosts Drs. Jennifer Lee and Peter Lu talk to Dr. Hayat Mousa about the most severe of gastrointestinal motility disorders -- pediatric intestinal pseudo-obstruction or PIPO. Although PIPO is a rare disorder, it is one that is important for all pediatric gastroenterologists to recognize.  Dr. Mousa is Director of the Suzi and Scott Lustgarten Center for GI Motility and a pediatric gastroenterologist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

The Anti-inflammatory Diet

In this podcast, Maria Mascarenhas, MBBS, explores the origins, health benefits, and uses of the anti-inflammatory diet. She discusses the data-based origins of the diet; foods to focus on, including a sample menu for kids; and how the diet can help improve outcomes and health, especially for patients with chronic conditions attributed to inflammation.

Integrative Medicine

In this podcast, Maria Mascarenhas, MBBS, defines a modern approach to integrative health and how it can play a complementary role in primary care. She discusses the three categories of integrative health as designated by the NIH, how primary care providers can stay up-to-date on new integrative therapies, as well as current services being offered at CHOP, including acupuncture, massage, yoga, and integrative nutrition, among others

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