Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

The Boston Children's Hospital Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is part of the #1-ranked children's hospital by U.S. News & World Report. Our expansive care team can help parents struggling with a diagnosis find a solution. We provide individualized treatment plans and access to more specialized care than any other hospital.

Our team of pediatric gastroenterologists, hepatologists, dietitians, clinicians and nurses is dedicated to helping children with common or complex gastrointestinal, liver and nutritional problems. We help children with symptoms related to chronic abdominal pain, constipation or reflux and more specialty conditions like motility disorders, celiac disease, or Crohn’s disease.

Whether you’re just learning about your child’s diagnosis, coming to Boston Children’s Hospital for a second opinion or searching for an answer to a recurring symptom, our team of compassionate experts can help.

Why choose the Boston Children's Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition?

We know that children require more specialized care which is why we provide customized treatment plans to help your child get back to being a kid again. You can find the help and answers you need at one of our 11 locations in Massachusetts. Each location provides the same level of care, by the same staff as our Boston location. At Boston Children’s, you’ll always know your child is getting the best care in the country at a location near you.

Our team has extensive experience treating gastrointestinal, liver and nutrition-related symptoms or conditions. Every year, we schedule more than 40,000 patient visits and perform more than 4,000 procedures. Should your child need tests we offer a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic options in our state-of-the-art gastroenterology procedure unit.

We provide care for general gastroenterology symptoms and also offer 15 specialty programs for specific diagnoses. Some examples of programs we offer include:

Leaders in clinical gastrointestinal research

Boston Children’s doctors and clinicians are leaders in clinical gastrointestinal research. We are actively searching for innovative ways to advance treatments, overcome challenges and improve the quality of care we provide to each child. We continue to pioneer gastrointestinal treatment approaches and are at the forefront of major advances in the care and treatment of children with conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, motility disorders, liver disease, celiac disease and many more.

Learn more about our clinical trials and the GI research in our basic and translational clinical research laboratories.