The Division of Gastroenterology is synonymous with the
Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center (DDNC), a premier center in
the U. S. treating children with gastrointestinal and nutritional
disorders and disease.
Our goal is to prevent, diagnose and treat gastrointestinal, nutritional, hepatic and pancreatic disease in children from birth through young adulthood.
We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of nutritional
problems, gastrointestinal problems, (including inflammatory bowel
disease, reflux disease, diarrhea, constipation, peptic diseases,
Crohn's disease, celiac disease, and eosinophilic esophagitis) and
liver diseases (including hepatitis B and C, autoimmune hepatitis,
metabolic liver diseases, preparation for and follow-up after
Our division is actively involved in the education of both residents and medical students. Our fellows play an integral role in educating these rotating trainees.
We sponsor an Accreditation Council of
Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited fellowship
training program. We accept two fellows per year into our
Residents in the gastroenterology rotation observe and perform procedures, perform consultations on hospitalized children and attend clinic sessions.
Our faculty conduct basic and clinical research, publish their research results in nationally recognized journals and contribute to national policy. We are committed to work that will uncover the causes of diseases, find treatments for diseases and study the effect of medications on diseases. Our research program is focused on molecular immunology.
Ongoing research projects include:
Our division is part of UBMD Pediatrics, a member of UBMD Physicians' Group, the medical practice plan for the University at Buffalo. We see patients at all three pediatric outpatient centers located in Amherst, Buffalo and Hamburg and provide consultations to inpatients at Oishei Children's Hospital.
We manage a consultative service and provide care for the 5,000
patients seen in our clinic each year. The inpatient census runs
from 10 to 19 patients, with 600 new patient evaluations
We provide pediatric gastroenterology services and procedures on an outpatient basis, including:
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0080
Fax: (716) 323-0295