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The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology (GI) offers comprehensive and individualized diagnosis and treatment for a variety of disorders of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, biliary tree and pancreas in children.

Our GI specialists, dietitians, nurses, occupational therapists, speech therapists, radiologists, and surgeons have access to the most advanced technologies and therapies, as well as research programs and clinical trials. Our staff is dedicated to providing superb service to our patients and our referring providers so that children are seen in a timely manner.


Our overarching goal is to develop service lines of excellence to best care for the children of North Carolina that seek our help. Each service line is supported by a team of providers that sub-specialize in a topic area. We aim to provide outstanding care in these specialized fields within GI. Our service lines include inflammatory bowel diseases, feeding disorders, liver diseases, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), functional GI disorders and advanced endoscopy. Our efforts to advance the care of our patients include research and quality improvement in these fields.

Established in 1977, the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology was the first of its kind in North Carolina. It continues to be a leading authority in pediatric GI on a state and national level, providing care to children from all across North Carolina, as well as those from neighboring states and across the globe.

Did You Know?

  • GI disorders affect one in five children.
  • GI conditions can appear at birth and throughout the lifespan.
  • Every year we attend to 8,000 outpatient visits, perform 1,000 procedures and any given day we care for 8 children and provide consultation to other inpatients in the hospital.
  • The division has almost $9 Million in active research awards to enhance the field of pediatric GI.
  • Our GI team consists of schedulers, study coordinators, an office manager, nurses, advanced nurse practitioners and doctors. We all work together on behalf of your children.

Fund the Promise will help us grow a fund to improve the care of children with GI conditions in North Carolina and beyond by sponsoring a psychologist, a dietitian and a social worker. Because we treat the whole child, and not just a child’s disease or symptoms, these added positions will enable us to expand our care to improve school attendance, emotional well-being, quality of life and growth and development in our patients.