Motility Expert Joins Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as Suzi and Scott Lustgarten Center for GI Motility Director

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is excited to welcome Hayat Mousa, MD, a national leader and world-renowned expert in pediatric gastrointestinal motility disorders, as the Director of the Suzi and Scott Lustgarten Center for GI Motility in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Hayat Mousa, MD also holds the Suzi and Scott Lustgarten Endowed Chair for Clinical Care of GI Motility Disorders. Our pediatric gastroenterologists treat children with all types of motility disorders that affect the gastrointestinal (GI) system, offering a full spectrum of diagnostic resources.

Hayat Mousa, MD Hayat Mousa, MD Dr. Mousa joins CHOP from The University of California in San Diego (UCSD) and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, where she was the Director of the Neuro-gastroenterology and Motility Center and an attending Gastroenterologist. She served as the Interim Chief of the UCSD Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology last year. Earlier in her career, Dr. Mousa established the motility center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Her interests include dysphagia and aerodigestive disorders, gastroparesis, gastric electric stimulation, functional dyspepsia, rumination, anorectal malformation, VATER syndrome, Hirschsprung’s disease, constipation, cecostomy, sacral nerve stimulation and other gastrointestinal motility and functional disorders.

Dr. Mousa has published widely on chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction, pre- and post-transplantation, gastric accommodation and compliance after fundoplication, gastroesophageal reflux and its association with apnea and respiratory symptoms, EndoFLIP use in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis, high resolution electrogastrography, and neuromodulation, including gastric pacing and sacral nerve stimulation.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Mousa bring her extraordinary clinical and research expertise to our Suzi and Scott Lustgarten Center for GI Motility,” said David A. Piccoli, M.D., Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. “With Dr. Mousa at the helm, we can ensure increased access to both our clinical team and our advanced diagnostics and treatment options.”

Contact: Joey McCool Ryan, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, (267) 258-6735 or

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