Harpavat receives AASLD award for study on newborn screening tool to detect biliary atresia earlier

Dr. Sanjiv Harpavat, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Texas Children’s and Baylor College of Medicine, received the 2015 Jan Albrecht Clinical and Translational Research Award in Liver Diseases from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Foundation. His study titled, “Assessment of a Novel Newborn Screening Tool for Biliary Atresia,” explores a new Read More…


West Campus gastroenterology team grows

Three pediatric gastroenterologists recently joined the pediatric gastroenterology team at the West Campus. The additional physicians brings the team to a total of four full-time gastroenterologists at the West Houston hospital. “We are very glad to now have four full-time providers at West Campus who can provide needed services to our West Houston families,” said Read More…


Luna co-leads GI study to offer hope for son, children with autism spectrum disorders

Have you ever wondered why life leads us down certain career paths? For Dr. Ruth Ann Luna, the answer is obvious – her immense curiosity and passion for research to improve the quality of life for sick children. As director of medical metagenomics at Texas Children’s Microbiome Center, Luna focuses much of her research on Read More…


Shneider named new chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Texas Children’s is excited to announce the arrrival of Dr. Benjamin Shneider, our new chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Shneider was also appointed professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. Shneider obtained his undergraduate education at Stanford University and earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago. He completed pediatric residency training Read More…


Dietary intervention study underway to improve outcomes in IBS patients

Texas Children’s researchers have embarked on a five-year crossover dietary intervention study that could determine why certain children with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) develop symptoms when eating wheat. IBS is a common gastrointestinal (GI) disorder that can develop in children at any age. Since IBS patients have extremely sensitive digestive tracts, they may experience frequent Read More…