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Dr. Amir F Kagalwalla MD, MBBS
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1900 West Polk Street; 11th floor
Chicago, IL
(312) 864-6000; (312) 864-4116

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Kagalwalla's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, and Children's Hospital of Michigan, Dr. Kagalwalla attended Grant Medical College for medical school. Dr. Kagalwalla's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Eosinophilic esophagitis, eosinophilic gastroenteritis, allergic bowel ... (Read more)

Charles Allan Pratt MD, MPH
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 3 SE
Chiago, IL
(630) 208-3000; (312) 227-0300

Dr. C. Pratt sees patients in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Clinical interests for Dr. Pratt include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), food allergy, and eosinophilic esophagitis. On average, patients gave Dr. Pratt a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pratt accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Nutrition, food allergy, eosinophilic esophagitis, Diagnostic Testing, ... (Read more)

Hector M Hernandez MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1801 West Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center - Suite 2-E
Chicago, IL
(708) 216-4403; (312) 996-7416

Dr. Hector Hernandez's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Hernandez's education and training includes medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hernandez is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology

Randolph Michael McConnie MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
1725 W. Harrison Street; Suite 946
Chicago, IL
(708) 798-8112; (312) 942-2889

Dr. Randolph McConnie sees patients in Hazel Crest, IL and Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diarrhea, polypectomy (polyp removal), and celiac disease. Dr. McConnie takes Medicare insurance. Dr. McConnie (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. McConnie has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Celiac disease, Colonoscopy, Crohn's disease, Diarrhea, Endoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy ... (Read more)

Dr. Stacy A Kahn MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
5401 S Wentworth
Chicago, IL
(773) 702-6418; (773) 288-6900

Dr. Stacy Kahn works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Kahn graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She is especially interested in crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and food allergy. She is conversant in French. She is professionally affiliated with Access Community Health Network (ACCESS).

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Clinical interests: Pediatric gastroenterology, Crohn's disease, Ulcerative colitis, Reflux, Eosinophilic esophagitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee Michael Bass MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
(773) 327-2101; (312) 227-4200

Dr. Lee Bass' area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bass's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Rush Medical College. He trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Gastroesophageal reflux, cholestatic liver disease, primary sclerosing ... (Read more)

Dr. Estella Maria (Marie) Alonso MD
Specializes in Adult Hepatology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
(773) 880-4354; (312) 227-0300

Dr. Estella Alonso's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Alonso's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Alonso welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Transplantation, Liver, Liver transplantation, liver disease, fulminant hepatitic failure, neonatal ... (Read more)

Mark H Fishbein MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
(217) 545-0702; (312) 227-4000

Dr. Mark Fishbein's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. In Dr. Fishbein's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Fishbein is 1.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Fishbein's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Feeding aversion, extreme food selectivity, food chaining, Pediatric Gastroenterology

Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran MD, FAAP
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1801 West Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center - Suite 2-E
Chicago, IL
(847) 723-7700; (312) 996-7416

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He is conversant in Tamil. In Dr. Gunasekaran's practice, he is particularly interested in heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He graduated from Madras Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Patients rated Dr. Gunasekaran highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gunasekaran accepts. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Crohn's Disease, Heartburn in Children and Adolescents, Reflux Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Armstrong Strople MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 3rd Floor East
Chicago, IL
(773) 880-4354; (847) 486-6550

Dr. Jennifer Strople practices pediatric gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Strople's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Strople accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She has a closed panel. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Inflammatory bowel disease, outcomes research, Pediatric Gastroenterology

Richard H Sandler MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1725 W. Harrison Avenue
Chicago, IL
(312) 942-2889

Dr. Richard Sandler sees patients in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Sandler studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with MSU College of Human Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease, nutritional deficiencies, and abdominal pain. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Sandler is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Pain, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Neurological Complications - ... (Read more)

Saeed Mohammad MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
250 E. Superior Street
Chicago, IL
(312) 227-0300; (773) 327-2021

Dr. Saeed Mohammad is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Mohammad focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver disease, and liver transplant. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohammad accepts. Before performing his residency at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Dr. Mohammad attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school. Dr. Mohammad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Liver disease; liver transplantation, outcomes research, Clinical ... (Read more)

Ruba Khader Azzam MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
5841 S Maryland Avenue # MC1099; MC 4065
Chicago, IL
(773) 702-6418

Dr. Ruba Azzam is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Azzam speaks Arabic. In her practice, she is particularly interested in pancreas problems, hepatobiliary disorders (liver & gallbladder), and liver transplant. After completing medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric hepatobiliary diseases, Pediatric liver transplantation, Pancreatic diseases, General ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter F Whitington MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
(773) 880-4643; (312) 227-4000

Dr. Peter Whitington is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Whitington average 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in liver transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whitington honors. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Whitington is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of The Regional Medical Center at Memphis' residency program. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Transplantation, Liver, Transplantation, liver diseases, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Liver ... (Read more)

Jeffrey B Brown MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
(773) 880-4938; (312) 227-4200

Dr. Jeffrey Brown's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Brown's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He is not currently accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Brown trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Inflammatory bowel disease

Dr. Maria Triantafyllopoulou Greene MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology (Liver Disease)
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
(773) 975-8837; (312) 227-4000

Dr. Maria Greene's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). She practices in Chicago, IL. In addition to English, she speaks Greek. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greene include pancreas problems, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Monmouth Medical Center for residency. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Greene has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Gut immunology, celiac disease, gastrointestinal problems associated ... (Read more)

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.
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