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Medical Director, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Medical Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation Program

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Board Certified

"My practice is family-oriented, and I focus on resolving the family’s needs for taking care of a child with complex nutritional needs."

My Biography & Research


As a pediatric gastroenterologist, I specialize in intestinal rehabilitation and nutrition. I was drawn to my career by my exposure to children with malnutrition, and also by my excellent mentors as I proceeded through my training.

I am an expert in the management of infants with intestinal failure and short bowel syndrome. My practice is family-oriented, and I focus on resolving the family’s needs for taking care of a child with complex nutritional needs.

I work with a team to achieve the best outcome for each child and family. In 2019, our team received the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center faculty award for Best Clinical Team.
I am also actively involved in Cincinnati Children’s Global Health Center with collaborations in the development of endoscopy services in Ghana and Sierra Leone.

In my research, my colleagues and I are looking at ways to decrease the reliance on total parenteral nutrition (TPN) for children with intestinal failure.

In my free time, I love traveling and exploring new and interesting food options.

Additional Languages


Clinical Interests

Intestinal failure; short bowel syndrome; growth failure; failure to thrive malabsorption disorders; micronutrient malnutrition

Research Interests

Nutritional and developmental outcomes of infants with intestinal failure and short bowel syndrome; nutritional epidemiology of micronutrient malnutrition in preschool children 

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Gastroenterology GI, Colorectal Disorders, Intestinal Disorders

Research Divisions


My Locations

My Education

MD: University of Ibadan.

MPH: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

MSc: Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

Residency: Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, FL.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology.

My Publications

Selected Publication

Ultra-short bowel syndrome during infancy: improving outcomes and novel therapies. Walker, AA; Cole, CR. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 2019; 31:177-181.

Insights into medical management of pediatric intestinal failure. Oliveira, SB; Cole, CR. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 2018; 27:256-260.

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Utilization of Ethanol Locks in Pediatric Patients With Intestinal Failure. Rahhal, R; Abu-El-Haija, MA; Fei, L; Ebach, D; Orkin, S; Kiscaden, E; Cole, CR. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2018; 42:690-701.

Hypothyroidism and Iodine Deficiency in Children on Chronic Parenteral Nutrition. Ikomi, C; Cole, CR; Vale, E; Golekoh, M; Khoury, JC; Jones, NY. Pediatrics. 2018; 141:e20173046-e20173046.

Management of Central Venous Access in Children with Intestinal Failure: A Position Paper from the NASPGHAN Intestinal Rehabilitation Special Interest Group. Wendel, D; Mezoff, EA; Raghu, VK; Kinberg, S; Soden, J; Avitzur, Y; Rudolph, JA; Gniadek, M; Cohran, VC; Venick, RS; et al. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2020; Publish Ahead of Print.

Optimizing Interventions to Prevent Chronic Malnutrition: The Search for the Holy Grail. Cole, CR. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2020; 222:17-18.

Heightened Central Line-associated Blood Stream Infection Risk During a Pandemic. Mezoff, EA; Galloway, D; Cole, CR. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2020; 70:e140-e141.

COVID-19-A Guide to Rapid Implementation of Telehealth Services: A Playbook for the Pediatric Gastroenterologist. Berg, EA; Picoraro, JA; Miller, SD; Srinath, A; Franciosi, JP; Hayes, CE; Farrell, PR; Cole, CR; LeLeiko, NS. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2020; 70:734-740.

Genetic variants in DGAT1 cause diverse clinical presentations of malnutrition through a specific molecular mechanism. Gupta, A; Dsouza, NR; Zarate, YA; Lombardo, R; Hopkin, R; Linehan, AR; Simpson, J; McCarrier, J; Agre, KE; Gavrilova, RH; et al. European Journal of Medical Genetics. 2020; 63:103817-103817.

Etiology and Medical Management of Pediatric Intestinal Failure. Mezoff, EA; Cole, CR; Cohran, VC. Gastroenterology Clinics of North America. 2019; 48:483-498.