Wenjing Zong, MD $$

Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Languages Spoken:
English Mandarin,Cantonese


UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

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Education and Training

Medical School
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (2014)
University of Chicago Comer Childrens Hospital (2017), Academic Pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2021), Advanced Clinical Nutrition
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2020), Pediatric GI/Nutrition
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics/Gastroenterology
  • Research Interests

    • Intestinal Rehabilitation
    • Enteral Nutrition
    • Microbiome
    • Biomarker Discovery
  • Publications

    • Zong W,  Salich J, Kastl A, Kirsch J, Albenberg L, Bales C. Whole Foods Introduction Associated with Symptomatic Anastomotic Ulceration in Children with Short Bowel Syndrome. JPGN 2023. In press.  
    • Zong W, Patel A, Chang V, Mitchel EB, Stoner N, Baldassano RN, Albenberg L. Clinical and lifestyle patterns in Asian Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the U.S.. PLoS One 2023. 18(3). 
    • Kastl A*, Zong W*, Gershuni VM*, Friedman ES, Tanes C, Boateng A, Mitchell WJ, O’Connor K, Bittinger K, Terry NA, Bales C, Albenberg L, Wu GD. Dietary fiber-based regulation of bile salt hydrolase activity in the gut microbiota and its relevance to human disease. Gut Microbes 2022. 14 (1).  (*co-first authors) 
    • Zong W, Trout R, Merves J. Blenderized Enteral Nutrition Formulas in Pediatric Short Bowel Syndrome: Tolerance and Clinical Outcomes. Nutrition in Clinical Practice 2022. 37
  • Professional Activities

    • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
    • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)
    • American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
    • American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)
  • Awards and Honors

    • 2023 - NASPGHAN Foundation/Reckitt-Mead Johnson Nutrition Research Young Investigator Development Award recipient
    • 2023 - CHOP Nutrition Faculty Teaching Award: One honor roll awardee selected by GI fellows each year
    • 2021-2023 - NASPGHAN Foundation/Nestle Nutrition Research Young Investigator Development Award: Clinical Outcome and Microbiome Biomarkers Predicting Success with Fiber Food Introduction in Short Bowel Syndrome. 
    • 2021 - 2022 - PennCHOP Microbiome Pilot Grant Award: Clinical Outcome and Microbiome Biomarkers Predicting Success with Fiber Food Introduction in Short Bowel Syndrome. 
    • 2020 - Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology/Nutrition Citizenship Award
    • 2020 - NASPGHAN Nutrition University (N2U): specialized nutrition education awarded to 3rd year GI fellow

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