Meet Your Team
Beyond our leading-edge technology, the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children’s Medical Center is nationally recognized because of our multi-specialty team of experts.
The Division is led by Associate Professor Andrew P. Feranchak, MD. Below, learn more about our specialists.
Andrew P. Feranchak, M.D.
Interests: Biophysical characterization of membrane ion channels, Cell volume regulation, Cholestatic liver disease, Hepatobiliary transport, Mechanisms of bile formation
Michele J. Alkalay, M.D.
John Andersen, M.D.
Vice Chair of Clinical Operations
Interests: Biliary Atresia, Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis
Amal A. Aqul, M.D.
Interests: Cholesterol metabolism, Lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (Wolman's disease), Niemann-Pick type C disease
Bradley A. Barth, M.D., MPH
Clinical Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Director, Gastroenterology Endoscopy Unit
Interests: Acute, Chronic and Recurrent Pancreatitis in Children, Enteroscopy in Children, Therapeutic Endoscopy in Children
Nandini Channabasappa, M.D.
Interests: Intestinal Failure and Short Gut Syndrome
Edaire Cheng, M.D.
Interests: Eotaxin-3 expression in eosinophilic esophagitis and GERD, Therapeutic agents for eosinophilic esophagitis, Tissue remodeling and fibrosis in eosinophilic esophagitis
Aakash Goyal, M.D.
Koorosh Kooros, M.D.
Interests: GI disorders in ASD (autism), Therapeutic endoscopy
Ashish Patel, M.D.
Interests: At Risk Populations in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Genetics in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Nutrition, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Quality Improvement
Charina M. Ramirez, M.D.
Interests: Fatty liver disease, Niemann-Pick type C disease
Gabriela Reed, Ph.D.
Interests: Functional Abdominal Pain, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Constipation and Encopresis, Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
Norberto Rodriguez-Baez, M.D.
Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship
Interests: Liver Failure, Steatohepatitis, Viral Hepatitis
Rinarani M. Sanghavi, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Neuro-gastroenterology
Interests: chronic abdominal pain, constipation, Pediatric GI motility disorders
Meghana N. Sathe, M.D.
Interests: Pediatric gastroenterology, nutrition, and cystic fibrosis
Interests: Cystic fibrosis and nutrition, Cystic fibrosis associated liver disease, Nutrition
M. Gaith S. Semrin, M.D.
Interests: Inflammatory bowel disease