Meet Our Researchers

In 2008, six of the foremost pediatric FGIMD researchers came together for a single purpose: to improve the quality of life for children with FGIMDs through collaborative research studies. As a result of this ongoing cooperative effort, a consensus pediatric FGIMD research agenda has been established that emphasizes research projects focused on improving diagnosis and treatment of childhood FGIMDs. In addition, the DHA Children’s GI Research Network was formed to effectively carry out these research projects and advance scientific understanding of pediatric FGIMDs in an organized and systematic way.


Kids GI Research Centers

Click to view videos from each of our Network Researchers.


Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD

(Columbus, OH)
Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology,
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics,
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Samuel Nurko, MD, MPH

(Boston, MA)
Chief, Center for Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders,
Children’s Hospital Boston
Associate Professor of Pediatrics,
Harvard Medical School


Miguel Saps, MD

(Chicago, IL)
Director, Gastrointestinal Motility and Functional Bowel Disorders Program,
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine

Paul Hyman, MD
(New Orleans, LA)
Director, Gastroenterology Department,
Children’s Hospital
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology,
LSU Health Sciences Center



Manu Sood, MD

(Milwaukee, WI)
Director, Children’s Motility and Functional Bowel Disorders Program,
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Associate Professor,
Medical College of Wisconsin

Jeffrey Hyams, MD

(Hartford, CT)
Director, Gastroenterology Department,
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Connecticut School of Medicine