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Gastroenterology

The Division of Gastroenterology specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of nutritional problems, gastrointestinal problems, (including inflammatory bowel disease, reflux disease, diarrhea, constipation and peptic diseases) and liver diseases (including hepatitis B and C, autoimmune hepatitis, metabolic liver diseases, preparation for transplant and follow up after transplant).

Our faculty make up the Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center (DDNC), established in 1976 as one of the first centers in the United States for the treatment of children with gastrointestinal and nutritional problems.

6/19/14
We sponsor an American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited fellowship training program. Two fellows per year are accepted into our three-year program.
6/19/14
Residents in the gastroenterology rotation observe and perform procedures, perform consultations on hospitalized children, and attend clinic sessions.

Research

Our faculty conduct basic and clinical research, publish 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:

  • Mechanism and regulation of gastric acid secretion
  • Using gastric parietal cell model to study general cell biology
  • Pathogenesis of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
  • Pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)

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Patient Care

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 yearly.

Providing pediatric gastroenterology services and procedures on an outpatient basis, including:

  • 24 pH impedance
  • Anorectal Manometry
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy and Preps
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Percutaneous Gastrostomytube placement and management
  • Rectal Suction Biopsy
  • Upper Endoscopy

Contact

Division of Gastroenterology
239 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-7793
Fax: (716) 888-3842

Clinic Sites

University Commons
1404 Sweet Home Road
Suite 5
Amherst, NY 14228

Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Southwestern Office Park

4535 Southwestern Blvd.
Suite 712
Hamburg, NY 14075

Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
140 Hodge Avenue
Suite 1A
Buffalo, NY 14222

Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Leader/Division Chiefs

Co-chief

Baker, Susan
Susan Baker, MD, PhD
Professor and Co-Chief, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center

Co-chief

Baker, Robert
Robert Baker, MD, PhD
Professor and Co-Chief, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center

Faculty

Alkhouri, Razan
Razan Alkhouri, MBBS
Clinical Assistant Professor

Liu, Wensheng
Wensheng Liu, PhD
Research Assistant Professor

Zhu, Lixin
Lixin Zhu, PhD
Assistant Professor