Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatrics - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA (Chief Resident)


Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Pediatric Gastroenterology – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MS in Clinical Nutrition - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Additional Training

Certificate in Interdepartmental Medical Science - Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles


Program Director, GI, Hepatology & Nutrition Fellowship

Co-Leader, Transition to Adult Care program, Division of GI, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Quality improvement




Mayer-Brown S, Downing MA, Maxwell EC, Webster J, Baber KF: Patient Education to Increase Behavioral Treatment Referrals for Rumination Syndrome. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology Page: In press, Oct 2023.


Ronen E. Stein, Kristen Plantz, Elizabeth C. Maxwell, Petar Mamula, Robert N. Baldassano: Intravenous Iron Sucrose for Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition February 2018.


Maxwell E, Dawany N, Baldassano RN, Mamula P, Mattei P, Albenberg L, Kelsen JR: Diverting Ileostomy for the Treatment of Severe, Refractory, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. JPGN 65(3), September 2017 65(3): 299-305, September 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000001498.


Maxwell Elizabeth C, Grossman Andrew B: Advances in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Adolescent medicine: state of the art reviews 27(1): 57-74, 2016.

Conrad Máire A, Stein Ronen E, Maxwell Elizabeth C, Albenberg Lindsey, Baldassano Robert N, Dawany Noor, Grossman Andrew B, Mamula Petar, Piccoli David A, Kelsen Judith R: Vedolizumab Therapy in Severe Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflammatory bowel diseases 22(10): 2425-31, Oct 2016.


Maxwell E, Simmons M, Franklin L, Arnold J, Pall H: Impact of Educational Cartoon on Pediatric Bowel Preparation Quality at Time of Colonoscopy. Global Pediatric Health January-December 2014.




Conrad M and Maxwell EC: Chapter 30: section on Intestinal Disorders. Nelson Pediatric Board Review - Certification and Recertification 2019.


Liacouras C, Wendel D, Jump C, Conrad M, Hoffman N, Maxwell E, Muir A, Waisbourd-Zinman O: Gastroenterology. Pediatric Secrets, 6th Edition. Richard A Polin and Mark F Ditmar (eds.). Elsevier, 2016.


Maxwell EC, Spector ND: Mouth Sores and Patches. Visual Diagnosis and Treatment in Pediatrics, 3rd ed. Esther K. Chung, Lee R. Atkinson-McEvoy, Naline Lai, and Michelle Terry (eds.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health, 2014.

Posters and Presentations


Baber KF, Mayer-Brown S, Downing MA, Maxwell EC, Webster J: Variation in referral to behavioral health for behavioral treatment of rumination. Poster presentation, 2023 Neurogastroenterology & Motility Scientific Meeting, Austin, TX August 2023.


Kelly Rodriguez, Elizabeth Turner, Kari Baber, Margo Szabo, Sarah Mayer-Brown, Christina Holbein, Caroline Wilkes, Lauren Fussner, Brooke Boyer, Rosara Bass, Tamir Diamond, Elana Mitchel, Hillary Moore, Kahleb Graham, Amit Shah, Elizabeth Maxwell: Incorporating a Novel GI Psychology Curriculum in Didactic Training for Future Pediatric Gastroenterologists  Poster presentation, National Association of the Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition annual meeting, Orlando, FL October 2022.

Invited Lectures


Maxwell E. "What I Look for in an Applicant / Program", Teaching and Tomorrow Program, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition annual meeting, Orlando, FL. Oct 2022.

Awards and Honors

2017, 2019-2020, GI Fellows Faculty Honor Roll, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2015, Komarov Research Symposium, 3rd Prize Clinical Research
2009, Van Buren O. Hammett Memorial Award, Drexel University College of Medicine
2009, Eva Fernandez Fox Award, Drexel University College of Medicine
2009, Iain F.S. Black, M.D. Award, Drexel University College of Medicine
2008, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Drexel University College of Medicine

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2022-present, New Fellow Orientation Committee
2020-present, Co-Leader, GI Hepatology and Nutrition Diversity Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations


2015-present, ImproveCareNow
2013-present, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
 - 2022-present, Training Committee


2013-present, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
2013-present, American Gastroenterological Association
2012-present, Association for Pediatric Program Directors