I was inspired to pursue my career by children and knowing that their growth and health are so essential for them to reach their best potential. I enjoy making people feel better, and I believe in open communication between the provider and the family.
As a gastroenterologist, I specialize in pancreatic diseases, pancreatitis, growth and nutrition, and general gastroenterology-related diseases. Each of my patients and their families has unique needs, which need to be taken into account when making treatment decisions. What works for one patient may not work for another. I use evidence-based treatments and engage my patients in my thinking and decision-making, which is vital to the success of treatment.
I have won many awards, including the Clinical Care Achievement Award from Cincinnati Children’s. This award is for excellence in care provided to gastroenterology and pancreas patients.
In my research, I am focused on acute pancreatitis, predictive models for severe pancreatitis and diabetes that occurs after acute pancreatitis. I’m also actively working on research in acute recurrent chronic pancreatitis and total pancreatectomy islet auto-transplantation arenas.
In my free time I like to travel mostly, to explore new beaches when I can. My hobbies include exercise and doing outdoor activities with my family. I enjoy cooking with my children and trying new recipes without making a mess in the kitchen!
MBBS: Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Jordan, 2003.
Residency: Pediatrics, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 2009.
Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 2012.
Gastroenterology GI, Pancreas Care
Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition, Global Health
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Extra-pancreatic manifestations reported in association with pancreatitis; an international survey report. PloS one. 2023; 18:e0288337.
Diabetes-Related Quality of Life Assessment in Children following Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantation. Pediatric Diabetes. 2023; 2023:1-8.
1481-P: Islet Cell Autoantibody Formation and Its Effect on Insulin Requirement after Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantation (TPIAT). Diabetes. 2023; 72.
Image or scope: Magnetic resonance imaging and endoscopic testing for exocrine and endocrine pancreatic insufficiency in children. Pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et al.]. 2023; 23:437-443.
Risk Factors for Post-ERCP Pancreatitis in Pediatric and Young Adult Patients. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2023; 76:807-812.
Analgesic Patterns and Opioid Administration in Children Hospitalized With Acute Pancreatitis. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2023; 76:793-798.
Metabolic Outcomes in Pediatric Patients One-Year Post-Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantation after Early Pump Initiation. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2023; 12:3319.
Su1884 ACUTE PANCREATITIS IS ASSOCIATED WITH GUT DYSBIOSIS IN CHILDREN. Gastroenterology. 2023; 164:s-703.
EP80 COMPARISON OF CURRENT ASSESSMENT TOOLS FOR CHILDREN WITH EXOCRINE PANCREATIC INSUFFICIENCY. Gastroenterology. 2023; 164:s-1208.
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