Jennifer Webster, DO

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Jennifer Webster, DO, is an attending physician in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: General diagnostic gastroenterology, Motility Disorders, Hirschsprung's disease and other anorectal malformations, Spina Bifida, Constipation, Continuous Quality Improvement, Autonomic dysfunction
Locations: Main Hospital; Specialty Care, King of Prussia; Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care; Specialty Care, Bryn Mawr

Education and Training

Medical School

DO - University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, ME


Pediatrics - Inova Children's Hospital, Falls Church, VA (Chief Resident)


Pediatric Gastroenterology - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (Chief Fellow)
Fellow, Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety - University of Pennsylvaniac, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Gastroenterology – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MSHP - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

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




Webster J Vajravelu, ME, Choi, C, Zemel, B, Verma, R: Prevalence and risk factors of low bone mineral density in children with celiac disease. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 17(8): 1509-1514, July 2019.


Webster J, Shaw K, Shea J, Taylor A, Verma R: Understanding the Variation in Use of Screening DXA Scans in Pediatric Patients with Celiac Disease. International Journal of Celiac Disease 5(4): 155-158, 2017.




Webster J, Fiorino K, Liacouras C: Motility Disorders and Hirschsprung Disease. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, edition 22 2023 Notes: Chapter.

Webster J, Fiorino K, Liacouras C: Encopresis and Functional Constipation. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, edition 22 2023 Notes: Chapter.


Webster, J, Godwin, B: Clinical Approach to Esophageal and Gastric Disorders. Nelson's Pediatric Board Review. Elsevier, 2018.

Grossman, A, Baber, K, Webster, J: Constipation in Children and Adolescents. Pediatric Update 39, November 2018.


Webster JB: Pediatric Preventative Medicine in Early Childhood. Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion:  Edition II. Gullatta TP, Bloom M (eds.). Springer US, 2014.

Webster J, Christopher O. Pediatric Preventative Medicine in Early Childhood. Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion: Edition II. Thomas Gullata, Martin Bloom (ed). New York: Springer, 2014.

Posters and Presentations


Invited Lectures


Webster J. "Biopsychosocial approach to pediatric gastroparesis", International Symposium on Precision Medicine for Gastroparesis Management: Present and Future, Philadelphia, PA. May 2023.


Webster J. "Keeping this moving: A Practical Approach To Pediatric Constipation", Annual Mohsen Ziai Pediatric Conference, Falls Church, VA. Nov 2022.

Webster J. "QI Improvement in Healthcare", Einstein Hospital Grand Rounds, Philadelphia, PA. Jan 2022.


Awards and Honors

2022-2023, GI Fellowship Faculty Teaching Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2018, "Second Place, Komarov Research Competition. "Implementation of a Constipation Action Plan in Primary Care Clinics to Decrease to Pediatric Gastroenterology", Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2015, First Place, "Utility of EGD in Pediatric Population with Chronic Abdominal Pain:  A Retrospective Study,", Virginia American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting
2014, Ziai Award of Excellence, Resident of the Year, Inova Children's Hospital
2012, Resident of the Month, Inova Children's Hospital, Falls Church, VA
2007, The Health and Human Development College National Honor Society, Pennsylvania State University
2005-2007, Dean's List, Pennsylvania State University

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2020-present, Champion, Quality Improvement Program, Division of GI/Hepatology/Nutrition
2020-present, QI Safety Committee, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
2019-present, Chair, Program Evaluation Committee for Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations


2015-present, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
 - 2017-present, Clinical Care and Quality Committee


2018-present, American Osteopathic Association