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Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Nationally ranked in pediatric gastroenterology and GI surgery

Our pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition program is the largest of its kind in the Southeast. We provide testing, treatment and management of digestive problems in children. Our pediatric specialists consider every aspect of your child's digestive system to create a personalized care plan that is right for them. Some of our doctors also have special training in gastrointestinal diseases and conditions such as c. difficile, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and celiac disease. Our experts in liver and pancreas disorders and our nutritional experts can help your child and family cope with or overcome certain symptoms and improve quality of life.

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Conditions We Treat

We treat all conditions related to digestion, nutrition and liver function, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Sari A. Acra
4.8

Sari A. AcraMD, MPH

    Esophageal Diseases, Functional Bowel Disorder, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Interventional Endoscopy, Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Julia L. Anderson
4.7

Julia L. AndersonMD, MSCI

    Esophageal Diseases, Functional Bowel Disorder, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Interventional Endoscopy, Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Catherine E. Arthur-Johnson
4.7

Catherine E. Arthur-JohnsonMD

    Esophageal Diseases, Functional Bowel Disorder, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Interventional Endoscopy, Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Riha G. Bhatt
4.9

Riha G. BhattMD

    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Matthew A. Buendia

Matthew A. BuendiaMD

    Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Caitlin M. Cutler

Caitlin M. CutlerMD

    Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Carly M. Bhave

Carly M. BhaveCRNP, MSN

    Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Pediatric Liver Transplant
Elyssa M. Champion

Elyssa M. ChampionAPRN

    Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Stacy L. Hawkins
4.7

Stacy L. HawkinsMSN, PNP

    Esophageal Diseases, Functional Bowel Disorder, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Elizabeth P. Kennedy
4.7

Elizabeth P. KennedyMSN, PNP

    Esophageal Diseases, Functional Bowel Disorder, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Lisa L. Lachenmyer
4.7

Lisa L. LachenmyerMSN, PNP

    Esophageal Diseases, Functional Bowel Disorder, Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Jordan A. Trotter-Busing
4.6

Jordan A. Trotter-BusingDNP, RN, CPNP

    Esophageal Diseases, Functional Bowel Disorder, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Why Choose Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Vanderbilt

  • diploma, award, ribbon, Recognized care, quality
    Recognized care

    U.S. News and World Report has consistently ranked Children’s Hospital among the best in pediatric gastroenterology and GI surgery in the nation.

  • bookmark, star, Unique expertise, excellence, school-based programs
    Expert care

    Whether your child needs routine or complex care, our specially trained doctors and surgeons focus exclusively on providing the best care for all children with GI and digestive concerns.

  • first aid kit, cross, Specialized care
    Specialized care

    We have several special clinics that treat complex conditions that require the input from several medical specialists, both from GI and other specialists such as surgeons, feeding therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists and many others if needed.

  • admin, gears, Follow-up and monitoring, family involvement
    Coordinated care

    Our doctors, nurses and staff work closely together to develop a personalized care plan for your child. We also work closely with your pediatrician to provide your child with seamless ongoing care.

  • hospital bed, Birth suites
    Emergency endoscopy

    We perform routine and emergency endoscopic procedures on children every day to ensure the fastest possible care. We have the expertise, experience and specialized child-sized equipment to provide the best results for your child.

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Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

Locations

2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
100 West 4th Street, Suite 320
Cookeville, TN 38501
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
2105 Edward Curd Lane
Franklin, TN 37067
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Vanderbilt Health Hendersonville
128 North Anderson Lane
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
37 Sandstone Circle, Suite 100
Jackson, TN 38305
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.