About Cincinnati Children's

  • World-Class Expertise in Digestive Disorders

    Julie.In the space of a month, Julie Bonn went from being perfectly healthy to facing imminent death. She recovered thanks to a liver transplant at Cincinnati Children’s, and now she’s studying to become a gastroenterologist.

    Beni Blaj, traveled to Cincinnati from Romania to receive specialized surgery for Hirschsprung’s disease.

    Alex Jofriet has learned to manage his Crohn's disease with support from our team.

    Very few pediatric medical centers offer the range of expertise in digestive disorders as we offer at Cincinnati Children’s. Our Gastroenterology Division was ranked third in the nation in the 2013-14 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by U.S. News & World Report.

    “We attract referrals from physicians around the world, thanks to our expert team, innovative approaches to care and our commitment to providing the best possible outcomes,” says Mitchell Cohen, MD, director of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Cincinnati Children’s.

    Why We Stand Out

    • Since 1986, we have performed more than 500 liver transplants, making us one of the most experienced pediatric programs in the United States.
    • Our Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center provides widely renowned care for patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
    • Our Center for Eosinophilic Disorders is the most comprehensive clinic of its kind in the country and is a leader in research to further improve therapies for these disorders.
    • We have extensive expertise in research and treatment of fatty liver disease, a dangerous consequence of childhood obesity.
    • We work closely with the Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children’s to treat children born with complex colorectal malformations.

    “One of the things that makes us stand out is the great breadth and depth of expertise here, and the value placed upon teamwork,” Cohen says.