Jennifer Panganiban, MD

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Jennifer Panganiban, MD, is an attending gastroenterologist with the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and Director of the Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Non alcoholic fatty liver disease, Obesity, Weight management, Nutritional disorders, Malnutrition, Parenteral nutrition
Locations: Specialty Care, Market Street; Main Hospital; Specialty Care, King of Prussia; Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines


Rotating Internship - The Medical City, Manila, Philippines


Pediatrics - Florida State University, Pensacola, FL


Advanced Clinical Nutrition (focus on Obesity Medicine) - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Board Certification

Pediatric Gastroenterology – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics
Physician Nutrition Specialist (PNS) – National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists (NBPNS)

Titles and Academic Titles


Director, Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Program

Director, Inpatient Nutrition Support Service

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

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Non alcoholic fatty liver disease


Weight management




Shapiro WL1,2,3, Yu EL1,3, Arin JC1, Murray KF4, Ali S5, Desai NK6, Xanthakos SA7,8, Lin HC9, Alkhouri N10,11, Abdou R12, Abrams SH13,14,15,16, Butler MW17, Faasse SA18,19, Gillis LA20, Hadley TA18, Jain AK21, Kavan M22, Kordy K23, Lee P24, Panganiban J25, Pohl JF22, Potter C26, Rudolph B27, Sundaram SS28,29, Joshi S1,30, Proudfoot JA31, Goyal NP1,3, Harlow KE1,3, Newton KP1,3, Schwimmer JB1,3.: Clinical Practice Approach to Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease by Pediatric Gastroenterologists in the United States. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 68(2): 182-189, Feb 2019.

Kohut T1, Robbins J, Panganiban J.: Update on childhood/adolescent obesity and its sequela. Curr Opin Pediatr. 31(5): 645-653, Oct 2019.




Maqbool A, Parks EP, Shaikhkhalil A, Panganiban J, Mitchell J, Stallings VA.: Nutritional requirements. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics (21st Edition).  Kliegman RM, St Geme JW, et al. (eds.). Elsevier, 21st edition(303-321), 2020.


Panganiban J: Integrative Medicine and Nutrition. Samour & King's Pediatric Nutrition in Clinical Care  Susan H Konek, Patricia J Becker  (eds.). 5th edition, 2019.


Panganiban, J, Erlichman, J, Mascarenhas, M.: Complementary and Alternative Therapies. Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease 3rd Edition. Springer International Publishing, Page: 485-494, 2017.


Panganiban J, Parks EP, Brothers J, Daniels S. : Nutritional Considerations for Cardiometabolic Health in Childhood and Adolescent Obesity. Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Health 1st edition 2015.

Panganiban J, Mascarenhas M. : Supplements used in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Fellows Concise Review of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Book 2nd edition 2015.

Posters and Presentations


Kohut T,Prout E, Panganiban J. The Use of Topiramate in Youth with Obesity. Abstract presented as a poster presentation at The Obesity Week Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. November 2019.


Kohut T, Prout E, Panganiban J. The Use of Topiramate in Pediatric Obesity and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Abstract presented as a poster presentation at North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology,Hepatology, and Nutrition Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. October 2019.

Kohut T, Prout E, Panganiban J. The Use of Topiramate in Pediatric Obesity. Abstract presented as a poster presentation at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Day. Philadelphia, PA. May 2019. Awarded Poster of Excellence in Patient-Centered Care Category.


Kohut T, Panganiban J, et al.: Utilization of Topiramate as an adjunct to lifestyle intervention for weight loss in Pediatric Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Poster, NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, Hollywood, Florida 2018.


Shapiro W, Panganiban, J et al. : Approach to the Management of Pediatric NAFLD by Pediatric Gastroenterologist across the United States. Poster, NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada 2017.

Invited Lectures


Panganiban, J. Cardiovascular Health Conference,   “Pediatric NAFLD”.

Panganiban, J. Bone Health Conference,  “Bone Health: It’s not only about Calcium and Vitamin D”

Awards and Honors

2016, Best Research Poster 7th Annual UTSW Seniors Fellow Research Day
2015, STOP NASH NASPGHAN Travel Award
2015, In the top 5 Abstracts 6th Annual UTSW Senior Fellows Research Day
2015, N2U (NASPGHAN Nutrition) Travel Award
2014, NASPGHAN Poster of Distinction
2014, CCRAC Children’s Medical Foundation Grant
2012, Best in Pediatric Research Award, Florida State University
2010, Resident of the Month, Florida State University
2009, Resident of the Month, Florida State University
2006, 2nd place for best Oral Research Presenter, Postgraduate Competition, Philippines
2006, 2nd place for best Oral Research Presentation, Postgraduate Competition, Philippines
2006, 2nd place for best Research Poster Presentation, Postgraduate Competition, Philippines
1997-2001, Honor Roll, University of Santo Tomas

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2019-present, Nutrition Support Service Quality Improvement Committee
2018-2019, Infant Malnutrition and CHOP Pathway
2016-2020, Present Physician Lead Hospital Malnutrition Committee
2015-present, Bariatric Workbook Committee
2015-present, Healthy Weight/Obesity Medications Committee
2015-present, Nutrition Support Quality Improvement Committee
2015-present, Weight Loss Medications Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations


2005-present, Philippine Medical Association


202-present, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
2017-present, American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)
2015-present, American Society of Nephrology
2012-present, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition,
2009-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
2001-present, Alpha Delta Mu Medical Foundation
NASPGHAN, member
- Nutrition Committee