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Having a child suffer with abdominal pain, chronic eating problems, or other gastrointestinal disorders can be a very trying time for a parent. At University of Utah Health Care our pediatric gastrointestinal specialists will walk you through your child’s diagnosis and develop a comprehensive treatment plan. Our specialists work closely with parents and primary care providers, to become partners in your child's care and treatment.

Our patients include newborns to adolescents and we offer both inpatient and outpatient consultations. We specialize in treating children for common and complex gastrointestinal, liver or growth disorders and provide nutritional support when necessary.

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(801) 213-3599

Common Children's Digestive Problems

Many problems that may affect a child's digestive system require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.

Colic

Diarrhea

Food Allergies

Lactose Intolerance

Linda S. Book, M.D.

Dr. Linda Book graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, completed a pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center and the University of Utah followed by fellowship training in Pediatric Gastroenterology at the University of Utah. She is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gas... Read More

Specialties:

Endoscopy, Hepatology, Liver Biopsies, Liver Disease, Liver Transplant, Pediatric Gastroenterology

Locations:

Pediatric Gastroenterology (801) 662-2900

Specialties:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-2900

Stephen L. Guthery, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Guthery received his medical degree from the Oregon Health Sciences University and completed his pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He subsequently completed his fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
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Specialties:

Epidemiology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Crohn's/Ulcerative Colitis, Liver Disease, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Hepatology

Locations:

Pediatric Gastroenterology (801) 662-2900

Janet K. Harnsberger, M.D.

Dr. Janet Harnsberger received her medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She completed her pediatric internship and residency at the University Of Utah School of Medicine and then continued at the U of U for her fellowship training in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nut... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 662-2900

W. Daniel Jackson, M.D.

Dr. W. Daniel Jackson received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, completed his Pediatric residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and his Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Fellowship at Tufts-New England Medical Center and received additional training in the Clinical Nutrition ... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Locations:

Pediatric Gastroenterology (801) 662-2900

Christa A. Jennings, APRN

Christa Jennings Adams received her nurse practitioner degree from Yale University specializing in Pediatrics. She worked at the Yale School of Medicine in Pediatric Endocrinology after graduation. She is a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

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Specialties:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Locations:

Pediatric Gastroenterology (801) 662-2900

M. Kyle Jensen, M.D.

Dr. Jensen received his medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine, completed a pediatric residency at Primary Children’s Hospital, followed by a Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He then completed ... Read More

Specialties:

Endoscopy, Hepatology, Liver Biopsies, Liver Disease, Liver Transplant, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Hepatology

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 662-2900
Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-2900

Molly A. O'Gorman, M.D.

Molly A. O’Gorman, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the University of Utah. She is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Dysphagia Program and of the EDDIE Clinic (Elimination Disorders, Diagnosis of Incontinence and Encopresis) at Primary Children’s Med... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Locations:

Pediatric Gastroenterology (801) 662-2900

Raza Patel, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Patel received his master’s degree in public health and went on to get his medical degree at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency and fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at SUNY at Buffalo at the Women and Children´s Hospital of Buffalo.
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Specialties:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 662-2900
Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-2900

John F. Pohl, M.D.

Dr. John F. Pohl received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, completed his Pediatric residency at Phoenix Children´s Hospital / Maricopa Medical Center, and completed his Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He wa... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Locations:

PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 662-2900
Pediatric Gastroenterology (801) 662-2900

Thomas L. Sutton, M.D.

Dr. Thomas L . Sutton received his medical degree from Medical College of Virginia – Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He completed his pediatric residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. After serving as a battalion surgeon in Germany and Iraq, he completed his fellow... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-2900
Utah Valley Regional Medical Center (801) 357-1700
Eccles Primary Children's Outpatient Services 81 N. Mario Capecchi Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
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(801) 213-3599