Education and Training

Medical School

MD - The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC


Pediatrics - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatrics - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Gastroenterology – American Board of Internal Medicine
Pediatric Gastroenterology – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics (Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition), Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services




Wenjing Zong, Renee Troutt, Jamie Merves: Blenderized enteral nutrition in pediatric short gut syndrome: Tolerance and clinical outcomes. Nutr Clin Pract 37(4): 913-920, August 2022.


Chandramouleeswaran PM, Shen D, Lee AJ, Benitez A, Dods K, Gambanga F, Wilkins BJ, Merves J Noah Y, Toltzis S, Yearley J, Spergel JM, Nakagawa H, Malefyt Rd, Muir AB, Wang ML. Preferential Secretion of Thymic Stromal Lymphopoietin (TSLP) by Terminally Differentiated Esophageal Epithelial Cells: Relevance to Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). PLoS One. 2016 Mar 18;11(3):e0150968.

Whelan KA, Merves JF, Giroux V, Tanaka K, Guo A, Chandramouleeswaran PM, Chang S, Benitez AJ, Dods K, Que J, Masterson JC, Fernando SD, Godwin BC, Klein-Szanto AJ, Chikwava K, Ruchelli ED, Hamilton KE, Muir AB, Wang ML, Furuta GT, Falk GW, Spergel JM and Nakagawa H. Autophagy mediates epithelial cytoprotection and redox homeostasis in Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Gut. 2016 Feb 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Muir AB, Merves J, Liacouras CA. Role of Endoscopy in Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2016 Jan;26(1):187-200.

Merves JF, Whelan KA, Benitez AJ, Muir AB, Furuta GT, Wang ML, Falk GW, Spergel JM and Nakagawa H: ATG7 gene expression as a novel tissue biomarker in Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2016 Jan;111(1):151-3.


Merves J, Modayur Chandramouleeswaran P, Benitez AJ, Muir AB, Lee, AJ, Lim D, Dods K, Mehta I, Ruchelli E, Nakagawa H, Spergel J, Wang ML. Altered histamine receptor expression in the esophageal epithelium during eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE): Implications on disease pathogenesis. PLoS ONE, 10 (2): e0114831.


Merves J, Muir A, Modayur Chandramouleeswaran P, Cianferoni A, Wang ML, Spergel JM. Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 112(5):397-403.




Merves J, Mascarenhas M, Barsky D: Nutrition. The Philadelphia Guide to Inpatient Pediatrics 2016 Notes: Chapter 20.

Posters and Presentations


Wenjing Zong 1, MD, Renee Troutt, RD, LDN, CNSC 2 and Jamie Merves, MD 1,3: Blenderized Feeds in Pediatric Short Bowel Syndrome American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Science and Practice Conference, Virtual 2021 Notes: Poster.

Awards and Honors

2022, Faculty Teaching Honor Roll, Division of GI, Hepatology and Nutrition GI Fellows

2022, Main Line Today Top Docs, Gastroenterology/Heptalogy

2015, Komarov Research Competition – Basic science, 2nd place

2012, Senior Resident Humanitarian Award, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2011, Teddy Bedrossian Compassionate Care Award, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2009, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)

2007, APS-SPR Student Travel Award

2006, American Pediatric Society – Society for Pediatric Research (APS-SPR) Student Research Fellowship

2005, The President’s Volunteer Service Award (National Society of Collegiate Scholars)

2004, Phi Beta Kappa

2003, Golden Key Honor Society

2003, National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)

2001-2005, Dean’s List, with distinction, The George Washington University

2001-05, Presidential Merit-Based Scholarship, The George Washington University

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2018-present, Pediatric Residency Program Clinical Competency Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations


2012-present, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)
 - 2013-present, Training Committee
2009-present, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)