Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition


borowitz.fwOur division provides services for children with intestinal, liver, and nutritional disorders including but not limited to:

  • Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis
  • Acute and chronic hepatitis, jaundice, metabolic liver disease
  • Short bowel syndrome, chronic diarrhea
  • Chronic and/or recurrent abdominal pain
  • Malnutrition, growth failure
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux, recurrent vomiting
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Chronic constipation, encopresis
  • Intestinal bleeding, ulcer disease
  • Feeding and Swallowing disorders
  • Allergic Gastroenteropathies

Members of our division regularly perform diagnostic upper and lower endoscopy, colonoscopy with polypectomy, esophageal variceal banding and sclerotherapy, upper and lower endoscopic balloon dilatation, video capsule endoscopy, and ambulatory pH/impedance studies.

The Division operates within an interdisciplinary team setting at the new Battle Building.

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Barrett Barnes, MD
Stephen Borowitz, MD
Michael Mendoza, MD
Sana Syed, MD
Jeremy Middleton, MD
Sean Moore, MD, MS

Current Fellows

Craig McKinney, MD

Nurisng Staff

Shelly Dean, NP
Hilary Paschall, RN
Natalie Barb, RN
Angie McWhorter, RN
Michele Johnston, RN, BSHS
Terry McGrath, RN, BSN

Pediatric Dietitian/Nutritionist

Tegan Medico, MS-MPH, RD


Department of Pediatrics
P.O. Box 800386
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0386
Phone: 434-924-2457
Fax: 434-924-8798

Division Chief
Stephen M. Borowitz, MD
Professor of Pediatrics

Administrative Assistants
Wendy Cline

Health Information

  • Tutorial: Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Tutorial: Chronic Constipation and Encopresis
  • Internet Encopresis Program

Research Activities

Current Research Projects are examining:

  • Global Health
  • Nutrition and Microbe interactions
  • Intestinal stem cells
  • Epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment of environmental enteropathy
  • Pathophysiology and treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis and allergic gastroenteropathies
  • Epidemiology and etiology of inflammatory bowel diseases in children
  • Use of the internet in the management of childhood constipation and encopresis

Research Links:

Sana Syed, MD, MS  : Child Health Research Center

Sean More, MD : Child Health Research Center, Moore Lab