The goal of the Pediatric Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition section is to promote disease prevention and apply advanced medical treatment through research, care, and patient education.

Activities of the Section

Inpatient consultation and daily outpatient clinical services for general gastrointestinal disorders including, but not limited to:

Disorders of growth and nutrition, gastrointestinal bleeding, vomiting, abdominal pain, esophageal disorders, chronic diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease (Chrohn’s and ulcerative colitis), constipation, and uncomplicated liver disease.

General Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Clinic – conducted daily

Outpatient clinics are held daily and accommodate over 400 visits per year.

Endoscopic procedures are performed daily in the GI Lab and average over 2,500 each year.  In addition, pH-probe, impedance-pH, BRAVO-pH monitoring, lactose breath testing, manometry, and video capsule imaging studies are available.

In addition to these clinical activities, the Section conducts basic science, translational, and clinical trials research.  The Section offers elective rotation educational activities for residents in both Pediatric and combined Medicine-Pediatric programs, as well as for UAMS senior medical students.

For appointments, call :501-364-4000 or visit the Gastroenterology Clinic site at ACH.

The People

  • The Section includes 5 board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists and 5 research scientists all with academic appointments in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.  The Clinical Care Team provides patient care by a team approach incorporating services of a nurse practitioner, registered dieticians, and specialized gastrointestinal nurses.

Faculty Members:

Additional web links:
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearing House
American Association for the Studies of Liver Diseases