Claudia Phen, MD $$

Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Dr. Phen, gastroenterologist with patient - Children's Health

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Florida College of Medicine (2015)
All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine (2018), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern - Children's Medical Center (2021), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics/Gastroenterology

Departments and Programs

  • Research Interests

    • Hereditary GI cancer syndromes
    • Pediatric polyposis
    • Liver disease
  • Publications

    • Phen C, Attard T. The Role of Capsule Endoscopy in the Management of Pediatric Hereditary Polyposis Syndromes. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2023 Jul 26. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 37491708.
    • Kidder M, Phen C, Brown J, et al. Effectiveness and Complication Rate of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Placement in Pediatric Oncology Patients. Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. 2021, August; 24(6): 546-554. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 34796099. 
    • Phen C and Rojas I. Paediatric polyposis syndromes: burden of disease & current concepts. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2021, July. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 34261898. 
    • Yerlioglu D*, Taylor H*, Phen C*, et al. mTOR inhibitors reduce enteropathy, intestinal bleeding and colectomy rate in patients with juvenile polyposis of infancy with PTEN-BMPR1A deletion. Hum Mol Genet. 2021, Jun; 30(14): 1273-1282. Cited in PubMed; PMID 33822054. *co-first authorship
    • Phen C and Ramirez C. Hepatic Steatosis in the Pediatric Population: An Overview of Pathophysiology, Genetics, and Diagnostic Work-up. Clin Liver Dis. 2021, Apr; 17(3): 191-195. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 33868664.
    • Khalaf R, Phen C, Karjoo S, Wilsey M. Cholestasis Beyond the Neonatal and Infancy Periods. Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. 2016, Mar; 19(1): 1-11. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 27066444.
    • Phen C, Berens B, Moriarty K, Ng K, Sengupta A, Rojas I. Polygenic Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer in Pediatric Patients. Pediatric Blood Cancer. 2022; e29790.
    • Phen C, Woolley J,  Kelley S, Garcia J, Hernandez N, Aqul A. COVID-19 in a Pediatric Patient: Novel Presentation of Cardiac Failure resulting in Chylous Ascites and Abdominal Pain. JPGN reports. 2021, Mar; 2(2): pe068. 
    • Russell J, Peck J, Phen C, Linehan J, Karjoo S, Nguyen J, Wilsey M. Gastric Xanthoma in the Pediatric Population: A Possible Herald for Malignancy? Pediatr Gastroenterol Hepatol Nutr. 2020, January; 23(1): 110-114. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 31988882.
    • Phen C, Wilsey A, Swan E, Falconer V, Summers L, Wilsey M. Non-Surgical Management of Gastroduodenal Fistula Caused by Ingested Neodymium Magnets. Pediatr Gastroenterol Hepatol Nutr. 2018, October; 21(4): 336-340. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 30345248.
    • Peck J, Khalaf R, Marth R, Phen C, Sosa R, Cordero FB, Wilsey M. Endoscopic Balloon Dilation For Treatment of Congenital Antral Web. Pediatr Gastroenterol Hepatol Nutr. 2018, October; 21(4): 351-354. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 30345251.
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  • Professional Activities

    • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
    • North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)
  • Awards and Honors

    • Florida Bright Futures Scholarship University of Florida (2007-2011)
    • Dean’s List University of Florida (2007-2009)
    • President’s Honor Roll University of Florida (2009-2010)
    • Jean Lester Bennett Scholarship for outstanding performance in Pediatrics. University of Florida College of Medicine (2015)
    • Peers Recognizing Peers Resident Award for Outstanding Care. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (2017)
    • Resident Scholar of the Year Award Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (2017)
    • Clinical Training Grant, Fellowship Years 1 & 2 - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2018-2020)
    • Presenter of the Year University of Texas Southwestern/ Children’s Medical Center (2022-2023)

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