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Anna Ermarth

Anna Ermarth, MD, MS

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

Eccles Primary Children's Outpatient Services Building

Salt Lake City
801-213-3599

Primary Children's Hospital Outpatient Services at Riverton

Riverton
801-213-3599
  • Dr. Ermarth is an Associate Professor in Pediatrics working within the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology. She practices general gastroenterology and endoscopy for pediatric patients at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. A native Texan, Dr. Ermarth completed her pediatrics residency, fellowship and Master’s of Science in clinical investigation here at University of Utah and Primary Children’s Hospital.

    She is the Medical Director of Primary Children’s Hospital Feeding & Swallowing Center, and directs the Home Enteral Feeding Transitions (HEFT) clinic for NICU babies with feeding difficulties. She is also a provider in the Pediatric Clinical Nutrition Clinic (PCNC) which gives comprehensive nutrition care to all ages of children with growth or specialized nutrition needs.

    She sees patients within general gastroenterology and trained in the University’s Teen Mom clinic in residency where she provided adolescent-focused care. She believes in understanding all medical, environmental and psychosocial elements of a patient that may contribute to patient symptoms or decreased quality of life and appreciates a safe and thoughtful approach to medicine using evidence-based treatments.

    She has research interests in clinical outcomes within most areas of GI and has published on celiac disease, infant nutrition, inflammatory conditions and hospital-based outcomes. She is the Program Director for the ACGME certified Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Fellowship at the University of Utah and also teaches medical students, residents and fellows at the School of Medicine.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
    American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Pediatric Gastroenterology)
  • Dr. Ermarth is an Associate Professor in Pediatrics working within the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology. She practices general gastroenterology and endoscopy for pediatric patients at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. A native Texan, Dr. Ermarth completed her pediatrics residency, fellowship and Master’s of Science in clinical investigation here at University of Utah and Primary Children’s Hospital.

    She is the Medical Director of Primary Children’s Hospital Feeding & Swallowing Center, and directs the Home Enteral Feeding Transitions (HEFT) clinic for NICU babies with feeding difficulties. She is also a provider in the Pediatric Clinical Nutrition Clinic (PCNC) which gives comprehensive nutrition care to all ages of children with growth or specialized nutrition needs.

    She sees patients within general gastroenterology and trained in the University’s Teen Mom clinic in residency where she provided adolescent-focused care. She believes in understanding all medical, environmental and psychosocial elements of a patient that may contribute to patient symptoms or decreased quality of life and appreciates a safe and thoughtful approach to medicine using evidence-based treatments.

    She has research interests in clinical outcomes within most areas of GI and has published on celiac disease, infant nutrition, inflammatory conditions and hospital-based outcomes. She is the Program Director for the ACGME certified Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Fellowship at the University of Utah and also teaches medical students, residents and fellows at the School of Medicine.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Pediatrics -Primary
    Academic Divisions Gastroenterology
    Board Certification
    American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
    American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Pediatric Gastroenterology)

    Education history

    Graduate Training Clinical Investigation - University of Utah School of Medicine M.S.
    Pediatric Gastroenterology - University of Utah School of Medicine/Primary Children's Hospital Fellow
    Residency Pediatrics - University of Utah School of Medicine/Primary Children's Hospital Resident
    Medicine - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio M.D.
    Undergraduate Biomedical Science - Texas A&M University B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Fisher, A, Ermarth A, Ling CY, Brinker, K, Dupont, T (2024). Method of Home Tube Feeding and 2–3-year Neurodevelopmental Outcome . J Perinatol.
    2. Ryan MA, Ermarth A (2024). Inflammatory Causes of Dysphagia in Children. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America.
    3. Ermarth A, Brinker K, Ostrander B (2023). Feeding dysfunction in NICU patients with cramped synchronized movements. Early Hum Dev, 187, 105879. (Read full article)
    4. Jaramillo C, Ermarth A, Collier JS, Pohl JF, Patel RA (2023). Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Utility in the Diagnosis of Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disorders. Cureus, 15(5), e38553.
    5. Ermarth A, Ling CY (2021). Partial Enteral Discharge Programs for High-risk Infants. Neoreviews, 23(1), e13-e22. (Read full article)
    6. Jaramillo C, Jensen MK, McClain A, Stoddard G, Barnhart D, Ermarth A (2020). Clinical diagnostic predictive score for Meckel diverticulum. J Pediatr Surg.
    7. Ermarth A, Thomas D, Ling CY, Cardullo A, White BR (2020). Effective Tube Weaning and Predictive Clinical Characteristics of NICU Patients With Feeding Dysfunction.PubMed10/22/2019. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr, 44(5), 920-927.
    8. White BR, Ermarth A, Thomas D, Arguinchona O, Presson AP, Ling CY (2019). Creation of a Standard Model for Tube Feeding at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Discharge. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr, 44(3), 491-499. (Read full article)
    9. Johnson E, Ermarth A, Deneau M (2019). A Novel Care Model for Neonatal Intestinal Failure Patients Is Associated With Cost Savings and Improved Outcomes. Gastroenterology Res, 12(2), 93-95. (Read full article)
    10. Ermarth A, Bryce M, Woodward S, Stoddard G, Book L, Jensen MK (2017). Identification of Pediatric Patients With Celiac Disease Based on Serology and a Classification and Regression Tree Analysis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol, 15(3), 396-402.e2. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Petersen A, Jensen MK (2014). Acing the IBD Questions on the GI Board Exam: The Ultimate Crunch-time Resource (Editorial Book Review). [Review]. Pract Gastroenterol.

    Book Chapter

    1. Rudolph, Abraham M, Kamei, Robert K, and Overby, Kim J (2024). "Feeding Difficulties in Infants and Children," Chapter 23. In Giardino, A. (Eds.), Rudolph's Fundamentals of Pediatrics (4th). New York: McGraw-Hill, Medical Pub. Division.

    Case Report

    1. Jaramillo C, Ermarth AK, Putnam AR, Deneau M (2019). Neonatal cholestasis and hepatosplenomegaly caused by congenital dyserythropoietic anemia type 1: A case report. World J Hepatol, 11(5), 477-482. (Read full article)
    2. Ermarth AK, Pohl J, Esty B, Sempler JK, Carey JC, OGorman MA (2016). Congenital Chylous Ascites and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type VI. ACG Case Rep J, 3(4), e186. (Read full article)

    Letter

    1. Ermarth A, Jensen MK (2020). A North American Serologic-based Celiac Disease Diagnosis: If Not Now, Then When? [Letter to the editor]. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr, 70(5), e107. (Read full article)

    Abstract

    1. Payne H, Cizik A, Huynh K, Wilke, J, Van Haren K, Buu M, Murphy N, Ermarth A, Lin J (2024). Comparative Effectiveness of Pneumonia Prevention Strategies in Children with Neurologic Impairment: A Model Validation With Clinical Data. [Abstract].
    2. Payne H, Cizik A, Huynh K, Wilkes J, Van Haren K, Buu M, Murphy N, Ermarth A, Lin J (2024). Pneumonia Prevention in Children with Neurologic Impairment: How Rurality and Social Determinants of Health Affect Care. [Abstract].
    3. Ermarth A, Brinker K, Ostrander B (2020). "Feeding Characteristics of NICU Patients with Cramped Synchronized Movements,"  [Abstract].
    4. Brinker K, Ostrander B, Ermarth A (2020). " Feeding Difficulties and Dysphagia in Infants with Abnormal General Movements."  Implementation of Early Detection and Intervention for Cerebral Palsy Conference, Salt Lake CIty, UT, USA. [Abstract].
    5. Johnson E, Deneau M, Ermarth A (08/14/2018). Earlier Discharge, Fewer Readmissions, and Multimillion Dollar Cost Savings in the NICU: A Novel Care Model for Intestinal Failure Patients. [Abstract]. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.
    6. Ermarth A, White B, Thomas D, Jackson WD, Ling, CY (08/14/18). Effective Tube Weaning out of the NICU: How we Standardized Early Patient Discharge and Promoted Tube Weaning from Home [Abstract]. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.
    7. Jaramillo C, Jensen, MK, McClain A, Ermarth A (08/14/2018). Development of a Clinical Diagnostic Predictive Score for Meckel Diverticulum [Abstract]. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.
    8. Deneau M, Mutyala RK, Book L, Ermarth A, Guthery S, Harnsberger J, Jaramillo C, Jackson WD, Jensen MK, Kavan M, McClain A, OGorman M, Patel R, Pohl J, Robson J, Sandweiss D, Sutton T, Varier R, Maloney C (11/1/2017). How we stopped admitting children for bowel cleanouts [Abstract]. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 65(2), S144-145.
    9. White, B, Arguinchona, O, Bierer, R, Ermarth A, Ling, CY, Patel, S, Thomas, D, Yoder, B (05/08/2017). Creation of a Standard Model for Discharging Neonates on Tube-Feeds [Abstract]. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, May 6-9, 2017.
    10. Jaramillo C, Mutyala R, Ermarth A, Jensen MK (October 2016). The Spectrum of Bleeding Meckel Diverticulum in a Tertiary Pediatric Care Center [Abstract]. World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Montreal, Canada.
    11. Mutyala R, Jaramillo C, Ermarth A, Weinheimer C, Jackson WD, Coombs S, Deneau M (10/06/2016). Early discharge of intestinal failure patients from the NICU: a pilot quality improvement initiative [Abstract]. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 63(S), S401.
    12. Ermarth AK, Deneau MR (2015). Clinical Characteristics of Very Early-Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Population-Based Cohort [poster presentation also given] [Abstract]. North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) Annual Meeting, #54.
    13. Petersen AK, Bryce M, Woodward S, Patel R, Jensen MK (2014). Diagnostic Performance and Application of tTG IgA antibodies in Pediatric Celiac Disease: A Population-based Analysis [poster presentation also given] [Abstract]. North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) Annual Meeting, #343.

    Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

    1. Deneau, M, Jaramillo, C, Ermarth, A (02/22/2017). El estreñimiento en los niños: un problema común (Spanish version of: constipation in children: a very common problem) [Video]. Salt Lake City, UT: Intermountain Healthcare.
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