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Learn how our pediatric GI team advances UNC Children’s important research and medical education missions.
Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology Professor of Pediatrics
Endoscopy; colonoscopy; percutaneous gastrostomy; and percutaneous liver biopsy. Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis).
Dr. Francisco Sylvester has a long-standing interest on the effects of chronic intestinal inflammation on growth, bone and muscle in children. His studies focus on children with inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis). He collaborates with investigators at UNC and across the country. His research has revealed that children with Crohn’s disease have significant deficits of bone mass and muscle mass at the time of diagnosis, and that these deficits largely persist 2-years post diagnosis, despite a decrease in symptoms and improved weight gain. Dr. Sylvester performs studies in human samples and in the basic science laboratory to arrive to mechanisms that explain these observations.
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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Inflammatory bowel diseases and failure to thrive.
Kristen Brackett MS SLP-CCC
Sarah Studley MS SLP-CCC
Sharon Wallace RD, LDN, CSP
You’ll need a physician’s referral for most pediatric GI care. For more information, talk to your doctor or call us at 919-966-2435.
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101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
UNC Department of Pediatrics
Medical Foundation of North Carolina
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