Jamie Merves, MD Jamie Merves, MD, is an Attending Physician in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Areas of Expertise: Eosinophilic esophagitis, Short Bowel Syndrome Phone: 215-590-3630 Education and Training Medical SchoolMD - The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC InternshipPediatrics - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA ResidencyPediatrics - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA FellowshipPediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA Board CertificationGastroenterologyPediatrics Titles and Academic Titles Attending PhysicianAssistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania Conditions Treated Abdominal Pain Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis Allergic Disorders Atresia and Stenosis Autoimmune Hepatitis Celiac Disease Colic and Gas Common Gastrointestinal Conditions Constipation Cyclic Vomiting Diarrhea in Children Duplications and Cysts Dysphagia Esophagitis Eosinophilic Esophagitis Encopresis Feeding and Swallowing Disorders Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) Functional Abdominal Pain Gallbladder DiseaseGastritisGastrointestinal Congenital AnomaliesGastroesophageal Reflux (GER)Gastroparesis Growth ProblemsIntestinal Malrotation and VolvulusIrritable Bowel Syndrome in ChildrenIron Deficiency AnemiaMalabsorptionMalnutritionMotility DisordersNecrotizing EnterocolitisNutritional DisordersObesityPancreatic DisordersPrimary Sclerosing CholangitisShort Bowel DisordersSmall Bowel Atresia (Intestinal Atresia)TPN-Associated CholestasisVomiting Departments and Services Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition General Diagnostic Gastroenterology (GI) Program Center for Pediatric Eosinophilic DisordersIntestinal Rehabilitation ProgramKohlâs GI Nutrition and Diagnostic Center Publications Papers2016 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. 2015 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. 2014 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. Posters and Presentations2015 Merves J, Whelan KA, Muir AB, Masterson J, Guo A, Benitez AJ, Blair A, Gimotty PA, Klein-Szanto A, Spergel J, Furuta GT, Wang ML, Falk GW and Nakagawa H: Autophagy-Related Gene 7 (ATG7) may serve as a biomarker of EoE disease status. Oral presentation at Digestive Disease Week and the 116th annual meeting of the American Gastroenterological Association, Washington, DC, May 16-19, 2015. 2015. Oral presentation at The Komarov Research Competition, June 2015, Basic Science 2nd prize Poster presentation at CHOP Research Day, February 2015, Philadelphia, PA Whelan KA, Merves J, Muir AB, Guo A, Modayur Chandramouleeswaran P, Dods K, DeMarshall M, Que J, Spergel J, Wang ML, Falk GW, Nakagawa H: Autophagy is an epithelial cytoprotective mechanism in esophageal epithelial cells in response to Eosinophilic Esophagitis-associated inflammation. Oral presentation (KAW) at Digestive Disease Week and the 116th annual meeting of the American Gastroenterological Association, Washington, DC, May 16-19, 2015. 2014 Merves J and Modayur Chandramouleeswaran, P; Benitez, AJ; Muir, A; Lee, AJ, Lim, D, Mehta, I and Wang, ML. Altered histamine receptor expression in the esophageal epithelium during eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE): Implications on disease pathogenesis. Poster presentation at CHOP Research Day, February 2014, Philadelphia, PA Oral presentation at The American Gastroenterological Association’s Digestive Disease Week Annual Meeting, May 3-6, 2014, Chicago, IL Oral presentation at Komarov Competition, June 2014, Philadelphia, PA 2013 Merves J, Albenberg L, Weiss P and Maqbool A. Recurrent Ileitis as a manifestation of Familial Mediterranean Fever. Poster presentation at NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, October 10-13, 2013, Chicago, IL Invited Lectures 2015 Autophagy-Related Gene 7 (ATG7) may serve as a biomarker of EoE disease status. Oral Presentation/PODCAST, October 2015. Awards and Honors 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 Leadership and Memberships Memberships in Professional Organizations National 2012-present, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) - 2013-present, Training Committee 2012-present, American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) 2009-present, American Academy of Pediatrics 2009-present, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. 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