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.
Associate Professor
Division Director
Interests: Biophysical characterization of membrane ion channels, Cell volume regulation, Cholestatic liver disease, Hepatobiliary transport, Mechanisms of bile formation

Michele J. Alkalay, M.D.
Assistant Professor

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.
Assistant Professor
Interests: Cholesterol metabolism, Lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (Wolman's disease), Niemann-Pick type C disease

Bradley A. Barth, M.D., MPH
Associate Professor
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

Lillienne Y. Chan, M.D.

Nandini Channabasappa, M.D.
Assistant Professor
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.
Assistant Professor

Koorosh Kooros, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Interests: GI disorders in ASD (autism), Therapeutic endoscopy

Ashish Patel, M.D.
Assistant Professor
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.
Assistant Professor
Interests: Fatty liver disease, Niemann-Pick type C disease

Gabriela Reed, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor
Interests: Functional Abdominal Pain, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Constipation and Encopresis, Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

Norberto Rodriguez-Baez, M.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship
Interests: Liver Failure, Steatohepatitis, Viral Hepatitis

Rinarani M. Sanghavi, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Director, Pediatric Neuro-gastroenterology
Interests: chronic abdominal pain, constipation, Pediatric GI motility disorders

Isabel C Rojas Santamaria, M.D.

Meghana N. Sathe, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Interests: Pediatric gastroenterology, nutrition, and cystic fibrosis
Interests: Cystic fibrosis and nutrition, Cystic fibrosis associated liver disease, Nutrition

M. Gaith S. Semrin, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Interests: Inflammatory bowel disease

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