Asim Maqbool, MD

Asim Maqbool, MD

Asim Maqbool, MD, is a board certified Pediatric Gastroenterologist and a Board Certified Nutrition Pediatrician in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also the Co-Director of CHOP's Center for Pancreatic Disorders.

Areas of Expertise: General GI Diseases, Nutritional and Growth Issues, Pancreatic disease, pancreatitis, pancreatic insufficiency, Cystic fibrosis, Failure to thrive, Feeding and swallowing disorders, Common and complex gastroesophageal reflux disease, 22q deletion syndrome
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Brandywine Valley
Phone: 215-590-3630

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - George Washington University, Washington, DC

Internship

Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI

Residency

Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI

Fellowship

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Johns Hopkins Hospitals, Baltimore, MD
Nutrition Research - Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Board Certification

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrics
Physician Nutrition Specialist

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Co-Lead Aerodigestive Center

Interim Nutrition Fellowship Director

Co-Director, Center for Pancreatic Disorders

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

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Nutrition and cystic fibrosis
Fatty acid and phospholipid metabolism

Publications

Papers

2016

Stallings VA, Schall JI, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, Alshaikh BN, Dougherty KA, Hommel K, Ryan J, Elci OU, Shaw WA: Effect of Oral Lipid Matrix Supplement on Fat Absorption in Cystic Fibrosis:  A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial. JPGN 63(6): 676-80, December 2016.

2015

Schall J, Mascarenhas M, Maqbool A, Hommel K, Dougherty K Shaw W, Stallings VA : Choline Supplementation with a Structured Lipid in Children with Cystic Fibrosis: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial" JPGN 2015 Notes: submitted.

Hommel KA, Rausch J, Kuhl ES, Schall JI, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, Stallings VA. : Adherence to Nutritional Supplementation in Cystic Fibrosis.  Pediatrics 2015 Notes: submitted.

2014

Bertolaso C, Schall JI, Groleau V, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas RM, Dougherty KA, Stallings VA: Fat soluble vitamin status in children with CF and PI receiving a calorie and fat intervention. JPGN 2014 Notes: In press.

Maqbool A, Schall JI, Mascarenhas RM, Dougherty KA, Stallings VA: Vitamin B12 Status in Children with Cystic Fibrosis and Pancreatic Insufficiency. JPGN 58(6), June 2014.

Groleau V, Schall JI, Dougherty KA, Latham NE, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, Stallings VA. : Effect of a dietary intervention on growth and energy expenditure in children with cystic fibrosis. Journl of Cystic Fibrosis 14: S1569-1993, February 2014.

2013

Sahn B, Blinman T, Cahill AM, Bhatti T, Maqbool A, Mamula, Anupindi S: Vascular malformation as a cause of occult GI bleeding, Image of the Month. J Pediatri Gastroenterol Nutr 2013 Notes: In press.

2012

Maqbool A, Schall JI, Gallagher PR, Zemel BS, Strandvik B, Stallings VA. The relationship between type of dietary fat intake and serum fatty acid status in children with cystic fibrosis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Nov;55(5):605-11. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e3182618f33. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22699835. Read the abstract

Maqbool Asim, Schall Joan I, Gallagher Paul R, Zemel Babette S, Strandvik Birgitta, Stallings Virginia A: The Relationship Between Type of Dietary Fat Intake and Serum Fatty Acid Status in Children with Cystic Fibrosis. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Jun 2012.

2011

Maqbool A, Strandvik B, Stallings VA. The skinny on tuna fat: health implications. Public Health Nutr. 2011 Nov;14(11):2049-54. Epub 2011 Feb 16. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21324226. Read the abstract

Abstracts

2012

Sahn B, Rheingold S, Anupindi SA, Paessler ME, Maqbool A. A rare cause of necrotizing pancreatitis [abstract]. NASPGHAN Annual Meeting; 2012 Oct 18-20; Salt Lake City, UT.

Maqbool, A, Schall J, Mascarenhas MR, Latham N, Stallings VA. Status and predictors of RBC folate and B6 in children with cystic fibrosis and pancreatic insufficiency [abstract]. NASPGHAN Annual Meeting; 2012 Oct 18-20; Salt Lake City, UT.

Maqbool, A, Schall J, Mascarenhas MR, Dougherty KA, Latham N, Stallings VA. Vitamin B6 status and predictors in children with cystic fibrosis and pancreatic insufficiency [abstract]. NACFC; 2012 Oct 10-13; Orlando FL.

Maqbool A, Schall J, Mascarenhas MR, Dougherty KA, Latham N, Stallings VA. Folic acid status and predictors in children with cystic fibrosis and pancreatic insufficiency [abstract]. NACFC; 2012 Oct 10-13; Orlando FL.

Groleau V, Schall JI, Dougherty K, Latham N, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, et al. Resting energy expenditure and respiratory quotient in children with cystic fibrosis and pancreatic insufficiency receiving high calorie and fat dietary intervention [abstract]. NACFC; 2012 Oct 10-13; Orlando FL.

Fish S, Rook M, Mattei P, Anupindi S, Maqbool A. A rare cause of diarrhea and failure to thrive in an infant [abstract]. NASPGHAN Annual Meeting; 2012 Oct 18-20; Salt Lake City, UT.

Bertolaso C, Schall J, Groleau V, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, Latham N, et al. Fat soluble vitamin status in children with cystic fibrosis and pancreatic insufficiency receiving a calorie and fat intervention [abstract]. NACFC; 2012 Oct 10-13; Orlando FL.

2011

Schall J, Mascarenhas M, Wang DJ, Altes T, Maqbool A, Latham N, et al. Calf muscle choline and fat content by magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) in subjects with CF before and after supplementation with LYM-X-SORBTM [abstract]. 25th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Convention; 2011 Nov 3-5; Anaheim, CA.

Maqbool A, Schall J, Bennett M, Mascarenhas M, Latham N, Wooden T, t al. Changes in serum amino acid profiles in children with CF receiving supplemental calories, fat and choline [abstract]. 25th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Convention; 2011 Nov 3-5; Anaheim, CA.

Dougherty KA, Schall JI, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, Latham NE, Wooden TD, et al. Vitamin K status over the decade: improving but not there yet [abstract]. 25th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Convention; 2011 Nov 3-5; Anaheim, CA.

Maqbool A, Schall J, Bennett M, Mascarenhas M, Latham N, Wooden T, et al. Changes in serum amino acid profiles in children with CF receiving supplemental calories and fat [abstract]. North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, 1022 Oct 20-23; Orlando, FL.

Books

Chapters

2015

Parks EP, Maqbool A, Shaikhkhalil A, Groleau V, Dougherty KA, Stallings VA: Nutritional Requirements. Nelson's Textbook of Pediatrics, 20th Edition. Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St. Geme J, Schor N, and Behrman RE  (eds.). Elsevier, WB Saunders, Philadelphia PA, 2015 Notes: in press.

Maqbool A, Strandvik B: "Dietary Fat and Fat Metabolism in Cystic Fibrosis. Nutrition in Cystic Fibrosis: A Guide for Clinicians. Springer's Nutrition and Health series. Yen, EH and Leonard A (eds.). Springer Medical. New York, NY  2015 Notes: In press.

Maqbool A, Olsen I, and Zemel B: "Clinical Assessment of Nutritional Status"  Nutrition in Pediatrics, 5th Edition. Duggan C, Watkins JB, Koletzko B, and Walker WA  (eds.). PMPH; Shelton, CT 2015, 2015 Notes: in press.

2013

Maqbool A, Olsen I, and Zemel B : Clinical Assessment of Nutritional Status. Nutrition in Pediatrics, 5th Edition. Duggan C, Watkins JB, Koletzko B, and Walker WA (eds.). PMPH; Shelton, CT 2013 2013 Notes: (in press).

Maqbool, A: Colon: Structure, Function and Disorders Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, 3rd Edition. Caballero B, Allen L, Prentice A (eds.). Elsevier Science, London, the United Kingdom 2012 2013 Notes: in press.

Parks EP, Maqbool A, Shaikhkhalil A, Groleau V, Dougherty KA, Stallings VA: Nutritional Requirements. Nelson's Textbook of Pediatrics, 20th Edition. Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St. Geme J, Schor N, and Behrman RE (eds.). Elsevier, WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 2013 Notes: In Press.

2012

Maqbool A, Prout E, Dougherty K, Stallings VA. Adolescent nutrition. In: Bowman BA, Russell RM, editors. Present knowledge in nutrition, 10th ed. Washington DC: International Life Sciences Institute; 2012. p. 637-53.

2011

Maqbool A, Stettler N, Stallings VA. Nutritional requirements. In: Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St. Geme J, Schor N, Behrman RE, editors. Nelson's textbook of pediatrics. 19th ed.  Philadelphia: Elsevier, WB Saunders; 2011.

Maqbool A, Lukens C. Feeding dysfunction in children with eosinophilic esophagitis. In: Liacouras C, Furuta G, editors. Eosinophilic esophagitis. New York: Humana Press; 2011. p. 361-74.

2010

Maqbool A, Stettler N, Stallings VA. Nutritional requirements, In:  Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St. Geme J, Schor N, Behrman RE, editors. Nelson's textbook of pediatrics. 19th ed.  Philadelphia: Elsevier, WB Saunders; 2010.

Maqbool A, Dougherty K, Michel S, Rovner AJ, Stallings VA. Nutrition. In: Allen J, Panitch J, Rubenstein R, editors. Cystic fibrosis (lung biology in health and disease series). New York: Informa Healthcare; 2010.

Maqbool A, Mascaranhas RM.  Gastrointestinal complications in cystic fibrosis. In: Allen J, Panitch J, Rubenstein R, editors. Cystic fibrosis (lung biology in health and disease series). New York: Informa Healthcare; 2010.

2008

Maqbool A, Stallings VA. Nutrition for children with sickle cell disease. In: Kleinman RE, editor. Pediatric nutrition handbook. 6th ed.  Elk Grove Village:American Academy of Pediatrics; 2008.

Maqbool A, Shingara IO, Stallings VA. Clinical assessment of nutritional status. In: Walker WA, Watkins JB, Duggan C, editors. Nutrition in pediatrics. 4th ed. Hamilton (Ontario): BC Decker; 2008. p. 5-13.

2007

 Maqbool A, Diaz R. Gastrointestinal parasites. In: Piccoli DA, Liacouras C, editors. Pediatric gastroenterology: the requisites. Philadelphia: Elsevier, WB Saunders; 2007. p. 170-77.

Maqbool A. Failure to thrive. In: Piccoli DA, Liacouras C, editors. Pediatric gastroenterology: the requisites. Philadelphia: Elsevier, WB Saunders; 2007. p. 48-63.

2006

Maqbool A. Colon: structure and function. In: Caballero B, Allen L, Prentice A, editors. Encyclopedia of human nutrition. 2nd ed. London (UK): Elsevier Science; 2006. p. 449-60.

Maqbool A. Disorders of the colon. In: Caballero B, Allen L, Prentice A, editors. Encyclopedia of human nutrition. 2nd ed. London (UK): Elsevier Science; 2006. p. 439-48.

Caballero B, Maqbool A. International nutrition. In: Walker WA, Watkins JB. Nutrition in pediatrics: basic science and clinical applications. 3rd ed. Toronto (Canada): BC Decker; 2003. p. 195-204.

2000

Maqbool A. Constipation. In: Lieh Lai M, Fiore M, Lee KJ, editors. Pocket pediatrics. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2000. p. 122.

Maqbool A. Biliary diseases of childhood. In: Lieh Lai M, Fiore M, Lee KJ, editors. Pocket pediatrics. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2000. p. 116.

Maqbool A. Acute diarrhea. In: Lieh Lai M, Fiore M, Lee KJ, editors. Pocket pediatrics. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2000. p. 124.

Maqbool A. Recurrent abdominal pain of childhood. In: Lieh Lai M, Fiore M, Lee KJ, editors. Pocket pediatrics. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2000. p. 116.

Maqbool A. Encopresis. In: Lieh Lai M, Fiore M, Lee KJ, editors. Pocket pediatrics. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2000. p. 123.

Maqbool A. Pancreatitis. In: Lieh Lai M, Fiore M, Lee KJ, editors. Pocket pediatrics. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2000. p. 119.

Maqbool A. Malabsorption syndromes. In: Lieh Lai M, Fiore M, Lee KJ, editors. Pocket pediatrics. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2000. p. 120.

Maqbool A. Chronic diarrhea. In: Lieh Lai M, Fiore M, Lee KJ, editors. Pocket pediatrics. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2000. p. 124.

Posters and Presentations

2016

Maqbool A, Ryan M, Giordano T, Piccione J, Zur K : Esophagogastroduodenoscopy and Impedance Monitoring in Patients Undergoing Laryngotracheal Reconstruction Abstract 36, Poster Presentation. World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Annual Meeting October 2016.

2015

Menchise AN, Barsky DL, Mascarenhas MR, Maqbool A, Terry NA, Bales CB: The evolution of essential fatty acid deficiency in pediatric intestinal failure patients on chronic parenteral nutrition in the setting of intravenous fat emulsion restriction. American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Long Beach, CA, Poster Presentation 2015.

2013

"Fatty Acids in Pediatric Health and Disease, Related to the Global Nutrition Transition." Sociedad Mexicana de Pediatria. 2da. Cumbre Nacional (Mexican Society of Pediatrics, 2nd Annual National Summit) Mexico City, Mexico. April 2013.

"Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: From Common to Complex." Sociedad Mexicana de Pediatria. 2da. Cumbre Nacional (Mexican Society of Pediatrics, 2nd Annual National Summit). Plenary Session. Mexico city, Mexico. April 2013.

"Gastroesophageal Reflux, Asthma and Pneumonia" Pediatric Pulmonary Research Seminar Series, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. June 2013.

2012

Maqbool A. Resting energy expenditure and fat soluble vitamins in children with CF and PI receiving high calorie and fat dietary intervention [presentation]. North American Cystic Fibrosis Annual Conference; 2012 Oct; Orlando, FL.

Maqbool A. Select B vitamin status in children with cystic ribrosis [presentation]. North American Cystic Fibrosis Annual Conference; 2012 Oct; Orlando, FL.

Maqbool A. Feeding issues, failure to thrive and food allergies [presentation]. Allergy and Immunology Food Allergies Symposium; 2012 Sep; Philadelphia, PA.

Maqbool A. The impact of gastrointestinal disorders on feeding [presentation]. National University of Health Sciences (NUHS); 2012 Jul; Singapore.

Maqbool A. Gastroesophageal reflux and the airway [presentation]. The Institute of Child Health, The Children's Hospital, Lahore; 2012 Jul 14; Pakistan.

Maqbool A. Pediatric feeding disorders and the gastrointestinal tract [presentation]. Department of Pediatrics, National University of Health Sciences; 2012 Jul 5; Singapore.

Maqbool A. Dietary fat in pediatric health and disease: the omega 3 fatty acids [presentation]. Department of Pediatrics, National University of Health Sciences; 2012 Jul 4; Singapore.

Maqbool A. Gastroesophageal reflux disease and feeding disorders in children with hyperinsulinism [presentation]. 4th Annual Hyperinsulinism Conference, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 2012 Mar 17; Philadelphia, PA.

2011

Maqbool A. Polyunsaturated fatty acids: immune mechanisms, disease aspects, safety and practical approaches [presentation]. UBC Medica Hot Topics in Pediatric Nutrition Lecture Series. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 2011 Oct 3; Philadelphia, PA.

Maqbool A. Pathogenesis of intestinal disease in cystic fibrosis: an overview [presentation].  North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference;  2011 Nov; Anaheim, CA.

Maqbool A. Pediatric parenteral nutrition: key aspects [presentation]. UBC Medica Hot Topics in Pediatric Nutrition Lecture Series. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 2011 Aug 16; Philadelphia, PA.

Maqbool A. Polyunsaturated fatty acids in health and disease [presentation]. UBC Medica Hot Topics in Pediatric Nutrition Lecture Series. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 2011 Aug 16; Philadelphia, PA.

Maqbool A. Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids: immune mechanisms, disease aspects, safety and practical approaches [presentation]. UBC Medica Hot Topics in Pediatric Nutrition Lecture Series. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 2011 Jul 20; Philadelphia, PA.

Maqbool A. Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids: disease aspects and practical approaches [presentation]. Hot topics in pediatric nutrition. Asia International Group Lecture Series. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 2011 May 18; Philadelphia, PA.

Maqbool A. Polyunsaturated fatty acids and pediatric diseases [presentation]. Hot Topics in Pediatric Nutrition. Asia International Group Lecture Series. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 2011 Mar 30; Philadelphia, PA.

Maqbool A. Gastroesophageal reflux and the airway [presentation]. Pediatric Sleep Center Clinical Conference, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 2011 Feb 1; Philadelphia, PA.

Maqbool A. Fatty acids in health and disease: providing a neonatal perspective [presentation]. Neonatology Clinical Conference, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 2011 Feb 22; Philadelphia, PA.

Invited Lectures

2016

"Gastroenterological, Hepatic and Nutritional Aspects of CF Care in Children". The Aga Khan University Hospital. Karachi, Pakistan, August 2016.

"The Clinical Relevance of Fatty Acid Abnormalities in Cystic Fibrosis". The War Memorial Red Cross Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa. July 19, 2016.

"Pediatric Pancreatitis". Department of Pediatrics, Sheikh Zayed Hospital and Federal Postgraduate Institute, Lahore, Pakistan. July 20th, 2016.

"CF: Pediatric GI and Nutritional issues". Clinical Pathology Conference, Lahore Children's Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan. July 21st, 2016.

"Cystic Fibrosis: Gastrointestinal and Nutritional Aspects" Master Class. First Pediatrics. Austria-Mexico Foundation. Cuernavaca, Mexico. May 12, 2016.

"Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency". First Pediatrics. Austria-Mexico Foundation. Cuernavaca, Mexico. May 12, 2016.

2015

"Fatty Acids in Health and Disease". Elite Pediatric Gastroenterology Conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 2015.

Awards and Honors

2016, Fellow's Faculty Teaching Award, Nutrition. Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

2015, Fellow Faculty Honor Role, Nutrition. Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

2012-2013, Pediatric Residency Faculty Honor Roll, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2012-2013, Fellow Faculty Honor Roll

2008, NASPGHAN Travel Award, 3rd World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Iguassu Falls, Brazil

2001, Senior Fellow Travel Award 9th Symposium on Neurogastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Motility Maui, HI

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

2015-present, Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, Reviewer
2012-present, Occasional Reviewer, Medscape (
www.medscape.com
2005-present, Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Academic and institutional committees

2015-present, Pediatric Gastroenterology Liaison, International Medicine
2013-present, CHOP Thickening Focus Group

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in professional organizations

2005-present, American Society for Clinical Nutrition

2005-present, Society International Nutrition Research Section

2000-present, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

  • 2012-2015, Nutrition Subcommittee Member

2000-present, American Gastroenterology Association

  • 2015-present, Pancreas Subcommittee

1997-present, American Academy of Pediatrics