Maria R. Mascarenhas, MBBS

Maria R. Mascarenhas, MBBS

Maria R. Mascarenhas, MBBS, is a Board Certified Pediatric Gastroenterologist and Nutrition Pediatrician in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She is Director of the Nutrition Support Service, Section Chief of Nutrition in the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Medical Director of the Clinical Nutrition Department and Director of the Integrative Health Program.

Areas of Expertise: 22q deletion syndrome, Cystic fibrosis and pancreatic insufficiency, Integrative health, Nutrition support, Poor weight gain
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Voorhees
Phone: 215-590-5223

Background

Education and Training

Medical School

MBBS - St. John's Medical College, Bangalore, India

Internship

Rotating Intern - St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India
Pediatrics - Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Residency

Pediatrics - Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX

Fellowship

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Integrative Medicine - University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Additional Training

Board Certification

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrics
Physician Nutrition Specialist

Undergraduate Degree

Graduate Degree

Titles and Academic Titles

Section Chief, Nutrition, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Director, Nutrition Support Service

Medical Director, Department of Clinical Nutrition

Director, Integrative Health Program

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

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Research Interests

22q deletion syndrome
Cystic fibrosis
Nutrition
Integrative medicine

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): 676-680, December 2016.

Erlichman J, Hall A, Dean A, Godwin B, Mascarenhas M: Integrative Nutrition for Pediatrics. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care Jan 2016 Notes: doi:10.1016/j.cppeds.2015.12.007 [Epub ahead of print]

2015

Schall JI, Mascarenhas MR, Maqbool A, Dougherty K, Elci O, Wang DJ, Altes TA, Hammel KA, Shaw W, Moore J, Stallings VA: "Choline Supplementation with a Structured Lipid in Children with Cystic Fibrosis:  A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial" JPGN 2015 Notes: In press.

Mascarenhas MR, Stallings V: Nutrition Issues in Cystic Fibrosis. Clinics in Chest Medicine 2015 Notes: in press.

Mascarenhas MR: "Choline Supplementation with a Structured Lipid in Children with Cystic Fibrosis:  A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial" JPGN 2015 Notes: Accepted for publication.

Irving S, Mascarenhas MR: Survey of Barriers to Anthropometric Measurements in Critically Ill Children: Perceptions Differ between Ordering Providers and Nurses. American Journal of Critical Care 2015 Notes: accepted.

Mascarenhas MR, Mondick J, Barrett JS, Wilson M, Stallings VA, Schall JI: Malabsorption Blood Test: Assessing Fat Absorption in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis and Pancreatic Insufficiency. Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 55(8): 854-65, August 2015.

2014

Partridge J, Vanderpuye-Orgle J, Lakdawalla D, Mascarenhas MR, Anupam B, LaValle C, Snider J: Impact of Oral Nutritional Supplements on Hospital Outcomes in Pediatric Patients. JPEN 38(2 Suppl): 42s-9s, Nov 2014.

Groleau V, Schall JI, Dougherty KA, Latham NE, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas RM, Stallings VA: Effect of a dietary intervention on growth and energy expenditure in children with cystic fibrosis. J Cyst Fibros 13(5): 572-8, Sep 2014.

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

Bertolaso C, Schall JI, Groleau V, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, Dougherty KA, Stallings VA: Fat soluble vitamin status in children with CF and PI receiving a calorie and fat intervention. JPGN 58(4): 443-8, April 2014.

2013

Stallins VA, Mondick JT, Schall JI, Barrett JS, Wilson M, Mascarenhas MR: Diagnosing malabsorption with systemic lipid profiling: pharmacokinetics of pentadecanoic acid and triheptadecanoic acid following oral administration in healthy subjects and subjects with cystic fibrosis. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther 51(4): 263-73, Apr 2013.

Rovner AJ, Schall JI, Mondick JT, Zhuang H, Mascarenhas MR: Delayed Small Bowel Transit in children with Cystic Fibrosis and Pancreatic Insufficiency JPGN July 2013.

Bertolaso C, Schall JI, Groleau V, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, Dougherty KA, Stallings VA: Fat soluble vitamin status in children with Cf and PI receiving a calorie and fat intervention. JPGN 2013 Notes: in press.

Lin HC, Kahana D, Vos MB, Black D, Port Z, Shulman R, Scheimann A, Mascarenhas MR: Assessment of Nutrition Education Among Pediatric Gastroenterologists: A Survey of NASPGHAN Members. JPGN 56(2): 137-144, 2013.

Rovner AJ, Schall JI, Mondick JT, Zhuang H, Mascarenhas MR: Delayed Small Bowel Transit in children with cystic Fibrosis and Pancreatic Insufficiency. JPGN 2013 Notes: POST ACCEPTANCE, 12 March 2013doi: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e318290d112

2012

Mascarenhas MR, August DA, DeLegge MH, Grambeck L, Iyer K, Patel V, Schattner MA and the Task Force on Standard for Nutrition Support Physicians and ASPEN Board of Directors: Standards for nutrition support physicians. NCP 27(2): 295-299, April 2012.

Mascarenhas MR, August DA, DeLegge MH, Gramlich L, Iyer K, Patel V, Schattner MA, Task Force on Standards for Nutrition Support Physicians, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Board of Directors: Standards of practice for nutrition support physicians Nutrition in Clinical Practice 27(2): 295-9, April 2012.

Martinez JA, Koyama T, Acra S, Mascarenhas MR, Shulman RJ: Nutrition Education for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellows: Survey of NASPGHAN Fellowship Training Programs. JPGN 55(2): 131-5, August 2012.

2009

Michel SH, Maqbool A, Hanna MD, Mascarenhas M. Nutrition management of pediatric patients who have cystic fibrosis. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2009 Oct;56(5):1123-41. Review. Read the abstract »

Abstracts

2016

Nagle, M., Seiple, S., Falk, S., Kubis, S., Srinivasan, V., Mascarenhas, M., Hewlett, J., Sisko, M., Li, R., Kraus, B., Irving, S.Y.  : PICU/PCU Nutrition Initiation and Advancement Pathway. American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition  Clinical Nutrition Week 16. Austin, TX January 2016.

2015

Ginsburg, S., Kapavarapu, P., Irving, S., Marsillio, L., Mascarenhas, M., Srinivasan, V. (2015).: Imbalances in energy delivery and outcomes in critically ill children with bloodstream infections.  Critical Care Medicine, 43(12, Suppl), #274. 2015.

Kelsen J, Albenberg L, Bailey A, Bittinger K, Schall J, Mascarenhas M, Bushman FD, Stallings G: "16S Gene Sequencing Reveals a Unique Bacterial Signature in the Gut Microbiota of Pediatric Patients with Cystic Fibrosis. DDW May 2015.

Seiple S., Nagle M., Falk S., Irving S.Y., Verger J., Hewlett J., Conner B., Mascarenhas M., Srinivasan V.  : Process to improve anthropometry measurements following admission to the pediatric intensive care unit.  American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition Week 15. Long Beach, CA..  February 2015 Notes: Abstract of Distinction.

2014

Seiple, S., Nagle, M., Falk, S., Irving, S.Y., Verger, J., Perkel, M., Mascarenhas, M., Srinivasan, V. : Improving Anthropometric Measurements in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.   The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 3rd Annual Quality and Patient Safety Day.  May 2014.

2013

Mascarenhas, MR: Survey of perception of barriers to anthropometry measurements in pediatric intensive care - poster presentation. SCCM 42nd Critical Care Congress in San Juan, PR January 2013.

Irving S, Seiple S, Nagle M, Falk S, Verger J, Perkel M, Mascarenhas, Srinivasan V: Comparison of Nurse versus Ordering Provider Perceived Barriers to Anthropometry measurements in Critically Ill Children: Oral Presentation 42nd Biennial Convention at the Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing Honor Society) International Convention, Indianapolis, IN November 2013.

2012

Bertolaso C, Schall JI, Groleau V, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, Dougherty KA, Stallings VA: Fat soluble vitamin status in children with Cf and PI receiving a calorie and fat intervention October 11-13, 2012, Orlando, FL. 26th annual NACFC October 2012.

Bertolaso C, Schall JI, Groleau V, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, Dougherty KA, Stallings VA. : Fat soluble vitamin status in children with Cf and PI receiving a calorie and fat intervention. 26th annual NACFC, Orlando, FL October 2012.

Groleau V, Schall JI, Dougherty KA, Latham N, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, Stallings VA: Resting energy expenditure and respiratory quotient in children with CF and PI receiving high calorie and fat dietary intervention. 26th annual NACFC, Orlando, FL October 2012.

Maqbool A, Schall JI, Mascarenhas M, Dougherty K, Latham N, Stallings V: Vitamin B6 status and predictors in children with CF and PI. 26th annual NACFC, Orlando, FL October 2012.

Maqbool A, Schall JI, Mascarenhas M, Dougherty K, Latham N, Stallings V: Folic acid status and predictors in children with CF and PI. 26th annual NACFC, Orlando, FL. October 2012.

Books

Schwartz W, Bell LA, Bingham PM, Chung EK, Friedman DF, Loomes K, Mamula P, Mascarenhas MR, Tanel RE, Schwartz CI Polchenko C: The Five Minute Pediatric Consult. 6th Edition. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2011 Notes: In Press.

Schwartz W, Bell LA, Bingham PM, Chung EK, Friedman DF, Loomes K, Mamula P, Mascarehas MR, Tanel RE, Schwartz CI, Polchenko C: The Five Minute Pediatric Consult. 5th Edition. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2009.

Schwartz W, Bell LA, Bingham PM, Chung EK, Friedman DF, Loomes K, Mamula P, Mascarenhas MR, Tanel RE, Schwartz CI Polchenko: The Five Minute Pediatric Consult. 4th edition. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2006.

Mascarenhas MR: Nutrition Section Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics. Frank G. Zaoutis, Catalozzi M, Shah S (eds.). Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.

Jew R, Mascarenhas MR, Shuker M: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pharmacy Handbook and Formulary. 8th Edition. Lexi-Comp, Inc, 2004.

Mascarenhas MR: Nutrition Section. Philadelphia Manual of Inpatient Pediatrics. Frank G, Zaoutis L, Catallozzi M, Shah S (eds.). 2003.

Mascarenhas MR, Piccoli DA: Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Pediatric Clinics of North America. WB Saunders, 49(1), 2002.

Mascarenhas MR, Piccoli DA: Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition: The Requisites. WB Saunders, 2002 Notes: Currently in preparation. To be published in Philadelphia.

Jew R, Mascarenhas MR, Shuker M: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pharmacy Handbook and Formulary 7th Edition. Lexi-Comp, Inc. 2002.

Jew R, Mascarenhas MR, Thorpe J, Manning M: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pharmacy Handbook and Formulary 6th Edition. Lexi-Comp, Inc. 2001.

Mascarenhas MR: Nutrition Section. e-Medicine Pediatric Text 2000 Notes: Available at: http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/topic169.htm.

Jew R, Mascarenhas MR, McCoy B, Manning M: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pharmacy Handbook and Formulary 5th Edition. Lexi-Comp, Inc. 2000.

Jew R, Mascarenhas MR, McCoy B: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pharmacy Handbook and Formulary. 4th Edition. Lexi-Comp, Inc. 1999.

Jew R, Mascarenhas MR, McCoy B: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pharmacy Handbook and Formulary, 3rd Edition. Lexi-Comp, Inc. 1998.

Darby M, Mascarenhas MR, McCoy B: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pharmacy Handbook and Formulary. 2nd Edition. Lexi-Comp, Inc. 1995.

Darby M, Mascarenhas MR, McCoy B: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pharmacy Handbook and Formulary 1st Edition. Lexi-Comp, Inc. 1993.

Chapters

2015

Solomon M, Bozic M, Mascarenhas RM: Nutritional Issues in Cystic Fibrosis. Clin Chest Med 37(1): 97-107, March 2016 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2015 11.009. Epub 2015.

Voynow JA, Mascarenhas MR, Kelly A, Scanlin TA: "Cystic Fibrosis" Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders. Grippi MA (eds.). McGraw Hill, One: 757-778, 2015.

Merves J, Mascarenhas M, Barsky D: Nutrition. The Philadelphia Guide to Inpatient Pediatrics   2015 Notes: Chapter 20.

2014

Lee D, Smith E, Mascarenhas MR: Parenteral Nutrition. Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, 5th Edition. Elsevier, London, 2014 Notes: in press.

2013

Grande L, Mascarenhas MR: Cystic Fibrosis and Tube Feeding. Medical Nutrition and Disease: A Case-Based Approach, 5th Edition. Hark L, Deen D, Morrison G (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK, 2013.

Merves J, Barsky D. Mascarenhas RM: Nutrition. The Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics. Shah SS, Zaoutis LB, Catallozzi M, Frank G (eds.). McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2013.

Voynow J, Kelly A, Mascarenhas MR, Scanlin T: Cystic Fibrosis. Decision Support in Medicine: Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. Grippo M, Heffner J, Kotloff (eds.). 2013 Notes: http://www.decisionsupportinmedicine.com.

2011

Kennedy M, Mascarenhas M: Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth. The NASPGHAN Fellow's Concise Review of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. CCGMP 2011.

Mascarenhas MR, Bradshaw DJ, Stallings VA: Special Dietary Therapy. Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disease, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management, 4th Edition. Walker WA, Durie PR, Kleinman R, Walker-Smith, JA (eds.). BC Decker, Inc. 2011 Notes: Currently in press.

2010

Begany M, Mascarenhas MR: Infant Feeding. Conn's Current Therapy. Rakel RE, Bope ET, Kellerman RD (eds.). Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, pa, Page: 1057-1060, 2010.

Mallowe A, Michel S, Mascarenhas RM: Cystic Fibrosis. ASPEN Pediatric Nutrition Core Curriculum. Corkins M, Balint J, Bobo E, Plogsted S, Yaworski JA (eds.). ASPEN Publishers Silver Spring, MA, Page: 323-336, 2010.

Mascarenhas RM, Maqbool A: Gastrointestinal manifestations in CV. Cystic Fibrosis, 1st edition. Rubenstein R, Allen J, Panitch H (eds.). Informa Healthcare, New York, NY, Page: 266-284, 2010.

Wallace E, Mascarenhas RM: Parenteral Nutrition. Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, 4th Edition. Elsevier, London, JR, Page: 964-977, 2010.

2009

Begany M, Mascarenhas RM: Infant Feeding. Conn's Current Therapy. Rakel RE and Bope ET (eds.). Elsevier, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, Page: 1210-1214, 2009.

Mascarenhas MR, Maka MA, Enriquez L: Drug Nutrient Interactions in Infancy and Childhood. Handbook of Drug Nutrient Interactions, 2nd edition. Armenti, VT, Boullata JC (eds.). Humane Press Inc., New Jersey, Page: 575-591, 2009.

Michel S, Maqbool A, Hanna M, Mascarenhas MR: Micronutrient deficiencies in CF. Pediatric Clinics of North America. Goday P and Sentongo T (eds.). 56(6): 1123-1142, 2009.

2008

Ryan M, Mascarenhas MR. Short bowel syndrome. In: Altschuler, SM, Liacouras CA, Piccoli DA, editors. Clinical pediatric gastroenterology: the requisites in pediatrics. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Mosby Elsevier, Churchill Livingstone; 2008. p 211-215.

Dematos V, Mascarenhas MR. Cystic fibrosis and the gastrointestinal tract. In: Liacouras CA, Piccoli DA, editors. Pediatric gastroenterology: the requisites in pediatrics. 1st ed. Philadelphia: Mosby Elsevier; 2008. p 314-321.

Mascarenhas RM, Nepa A: Cystic Fibrosis. Medical Nutrition and Disease, 4th edition. Morison G, Hark L (eds.). Blackwell Science, Page: 284-291, 2008.

Ryan M, Mascarenhas RM: Short Bowel Syndrome. Clinical Pediatric Gastroenterology: The Requisites in Pediatrics, 2nd Edition. Altschuler SM, Liacouras CA, Piccoli DA (eds.). Mosby Elsevier, Churchill Livingstone Philadelphia, PA, Page: 211-215, 2008.

2007

Mascarenhas MR, Enriquez L. Nutrition support teams. In: Baber SS, Baker RD, Davis AM, editors. Pediatric nutrition support. 1st ed. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc.; 2007. p. 123-134.

Kelsen J, Mascarenhas MR. Short bowel syndrome. In: Schwartz W, Bell L, Bingham P, Chung E, Friedman D, Mascarenhas MR, Mamula P, Loomes K, Cohen MI, editors. 5-minute pediatric consult. 4th ed. Maryland: Williams and Wilkins; 2007. p 774-775.

Kelsen J, Mascarenhas MR. Upper GI bleeding. In: Schwartz W, Bell L, Bingham P, Chung E, Friedman D, Mascarenhas MR, Mamula P, Loomes K, Cohen MI, editors. 5-minute pediatric consult. 4th ed. Maryland: Williams and Wilkins; 2007. p. 886-887.

2006

Begany, M, Mascarenhas MR. Infant feeding. In: Rakel RE, Bope ET, editors. Conn’s current therapy 2007. Philadelphia: Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc; 2006. p. 1210-1214.

Mascarenhas MR, Zucker S. Parenteral nutrition. In: Wyllie R, Hyams JS, editors. Pediatric gastrointestinal and liver disease. 3rd ed. London (UK): Elsevier; 2006.

2005

Mascarenhas MR, DiVito D, McClave S. Nutritional support in pancreatic disease. In: Merritt R, editor. American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), Nutrition Support Practice Manual. Silver Spring: American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition; 2005. p. 211-230.

Rovner A, Mascarenhas MR. Rickets. In: Schwartz W, Bell L, Bingham P, Chung E, Friedman D, Mulberg AE, Sinai L., editors. 5- minute pediatric consult. 4th ed. Maryland: Williams & Wilkins; 2005. p. 734-735.

Graham-Maar R, Mascarenhas MR. Constipation. In: Schwartz W, Bell L, Bingham P, Chung E, Friedman D, Mulberg AE, Sinai L., editors. 5-minute pediatric consult. 4th ed. Maryland: Williams & Wilkins; 2005. p. 284-285.

Thayu M, Mascarenhas MR. Upper gastrointestinal bleeding. In: Schwartz W, Bell L, Bingham P, Chung E, Friedman D, Mulberg AE, Sinai L, editors. 5-minute pediatric consult. 4th ed. Maryland: Williams & Wilkins; 2005. p. 84-85.

Thayu M, Mascarenhas MR. Lower gastrointestinal bleeding. In: Schwartz W, Bell L, Bingham P, Chung E, Friedman D, Mulberg AE, Sinai L, editors. 5-minute pediatric consult. 4th ed. Maryland: Williams & Wilkins; 2005. p. 58-59.

Mascarenhas MR, Konek S. Vitamin deficiencies and excesses. Dutch (Netherlands) In: Berg FD, Ingelfinger JR, Wald ER, Polin RA, editors. Gellis and Kagan’s current pediatric therapy. 18th ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Company, Inc.; 2005. p. 98-108.

2004

Mascarenhas MR, Bradshaw DJ, Stallings VA. Special dietary therapy. In: Walker WA, Durie PR, Kleinman R, Walker-Smith, JA, editors. Pediatric gastrointestinal disease, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management. 4th ed. Philadelphia: BC Decker, Inc; 2004. p. 1995-2005.

Mascarenhas MR, Maka MA, Enriquez L. Drug nutrient interactions in infancy and childhood. In: Armenti, VT, Boullata JC, editors. Handbook of drug nutrient interactions. New Jersey: Humane Press Inc; 2004. p. 331-345.

2003

Mascarenhas MR, Aloupis MS. Cystic Fibrosis. In: Hark L, Morrison G, editors. Medical nutrition and disease: a case-based approach. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Blackwell Publishing; 2003. p. 321-327.

Olsen, IE, Mascarenhas, MR, Stallings, VA. Clinical assessment of nutritional status. In: Walker WA, Watkins JB, Duggan C, editors. Nutrition in pediatrics. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: BC Decker, Inc.; 2003. p. 6-16.

2002

Mascarenhas MR. Vitamin deficiencies and excesses. In: Burg FD, Ingelfinger JR, Wald ER, Polin RA, editors. Gellis and Kagan's current pediatric therapy. 17th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company Inc.; 2002. p. 16-20.

Sentongo T, Mascarenhas MR. Newer components of enteral formulas. In: Mascarenhas MR, Piccoli DA, editors. Pediatric Clinics of North America. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Inc; 2002. p 113-126.

Mamula P, Mascarenhas MR, Baldassano RN. Biological and novel therapies for IBD. In: Mascarenhas MR, Piccoli DA, editors. Pediatric Clinics of North America. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Inc; 2002. 49(1): 1-26.

2001

Mascarenhas MR, Zemel B, Tershakovec AM, Stallings VA. Adolescent nutrition. In: Zeigler EE, Filer LJ, editors. Present knowledge in nutrition. 8th ed. Washington: ILSI Press; 2001. p. 426-438.

Mascarenhas MR, Mamula P, Malabsorption. In: Polin RA, Spitzer AR, editors. Fetal and neonatal secrets. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc. ; 2001. p. 164-167.

2000

Mascarenhas MR, Kerner JA, Stallings VA. Enteral and parenteral nutrition. In: Walker WA, Durie PR, Hamilton JR, Walker-Smith JA, Watkins JB, editors. Pediatric gastrointestinal disease: pathophysiology, diagnosis and management. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: B.C. Decker, Inc.; 2000. p. 1705-1751.

Posters and Presentations

2016

Scheers I, Palermo JJ, Freedman S, Wilschanski M, Shah U, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Fishman D, Gariepy C, Giefer M, Heyman M, Himes R, Husain SZ, Lin TK, Liu Q, Lowe ME, Mascarenhas M, Morinville V, Ooi CY, Perito E, Piccoli DA, Pohl J, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle D, Werlin S, Zimmerman B, Uc A, Gonska T: Autoimmune Pancreatitis in Children:  Working Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management, Oral presentation by colleague. American Pancreatology Association, Boston, MA October 2016.

Maria R Mascarenhas, Amy Dean, Terri Brown: Food Reactions Clinic: an innovative, integrated, approach to manage food reactions. International Congress Integrative Medicine and Health, Las Vegas, NV may 2016 Notes: poster presentation.

2015

Menchise AN, Barsky DL, Mascarenhas RM, 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.

Wendel D, Terry N, Mascarenhas M: "Ethanol Lock Therapy in Children with Intestinal Failure:  Infection Prevention and Vascular Preservation" NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, oral presentation October 2015.

Corral J, Mascarenhas MR: Is Cystic Fibrosis Associated with Gastroparesis? A Systematic Review of Observational Studies. Digestive Disease Week, Washington, DC, Poster Presentation May 2015.

Lee D, Hughes R, Driggers J, Barsky D, Mascarenhas M: Evaluation of the safety of iron dextran administration with parenteral nutrition in the pediatric inpatient setting. Clinical Nutrition Week 2015, Long Beach CA February 2015 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Invited Lectures

2016

10th Biennial International 22q11.2 Conference, Lake Garda, Italy "Feeding and the Gastrointestinal Tract:  What is the Connection?", July 2016.

"Pediatric Massage" Workshop, International Congress Integrative Medicine and Health, May 2016.

"Cystic Fibrosis", Third Annual N2U nutrition course American society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Chicago, IL, April 2016.

2015

Meeting the Professor Breakfast, "Management of GI and Nutritional Manifestations of Cystic Fibrosis", October 2015.

"Ethanol Lock Therapy in Children with Intestinal Failure:  Infection Prevention and Vascular Preservation"  Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Washington, DC, October 2015.

"DIOS and Constipation in Cystic Fibrosis," DIGEST Webinar, Philadelphia, PA, June 2015.

Awards and Honors

2017, American Health Council/"Best in Medicine" Award
2016, America's Best Physicians
2014, Castle Connolly Top Doctor
2014-2016, South Jersey Top Docs - Pediatric Nutrition, South Jersey Magazine
2012-2013, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellows Faculty Honor Roll
2012, "South Jersey Top Docs" - Pediatric Nutrition
2011-2013, Best Doctors in America
2010-2012, "South Jersey Top Docs" - Pediatric Nutrition
2009-2010, Best Doctors in America
2009-2010, American's Top Pediatricians
2009-2011, "South Jersey Top Docs" - Pediatric Gastroenterology
2008-2009, America's Top Gastroenterologists
2007-2008, "South Jersey Top Docs" - Pediatric Gastroenterology
2007-2008, "Best Pediatricians in America," Best Doctors List
2006-2007, "Best Pediatricians in America," Best Doctors List
2005-2006, "Best Pediatricians in America," Best Doctors list
2003-2004, "Best Pediatricians in America," Best Doctors List
2002-2003, "Best Pediatricians in America", Best Doctors List
2001, "Top Doc for Nutrition," Philadelphia Magazine
2001, Nutrition Leadership Institute, Dannon Institute, Wye River, MD
1982, Sri. F.M. Khan Gold Medal for top graduating student, Bangalore University
1982, Pope Paul VI prize for the top graduating medical student in the class of 1976, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore University
1976-1982, Awarded nine gold medals for placing first in medical school examinations at Bangalore University

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

2008-2016, editor, Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition journal, SAGE Publications
2008-present, reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Academic and institutional committees

2012-present, GI Patient Safety Committee, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2012-present, PICU-PNUT Committee (Improving Nutritional Care in the PICU), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2012-2014, Parenteral Nutrition Safety Committee, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2011-present, Catheter Care Committee, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2010-present, Continuous Quality Improvement, Nutrition Support Service, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2009-present, Hearings List for the Faculty Grievance Committee, University of Pennsylvania
1994-present, Nutrition Committee, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in professional organizations

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition:
2015-present, Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative
 - 2015-present, Education Committee
2014-present, Professional education committee, Member
2011-present, PN Indications Task Force Committee, Member
2010-2011, Committee to Revise Guidelines for Nutrition Support Physician, Chair

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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2013-2015, Executive Council
2013-2015, IBD Committee
2013-2015, Nominations Committee
2013-2015, Professional Development Committee