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.
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.
Intestinal failure; short bowel syndrome; growth failure; failure to thrive malabsorption disorders; micronutrient malnutrition
Gastroenterology GI, Colorectal Disorders, Intestinal Disorders
Nutritional and developmental outcomes of infants with intestinal failure and short bowel syndrome; nutritional epidemiology of micronutrient malnutrition in preschool children
Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition
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Ultra-short bowel syndrome during infancy: improving outcomes and novel therapies. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 2019; 31:177-181.
Insights into medical management of pediatric intestinal failure. 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. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2018; 42:690-701.
Hypothyroidism and Iodine Deficiency in Children on Chronic Parenteral Nutrition. Pediatrics. 2018; 141:e20173046.
Chronic Mucosal Inflammation in Pediatric Intestinal Failure Patients-A Unique Phenomenon. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2023; 77:e29-e35.
Age-related trajectory of bone density in children with intestinal failure: A longitudinal retrospective cohort study. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2023; 47:736-745.
84: Inflammatory Bowel Disease-Like Findings in Pediatric Intestinal Failure Patients. Transplantation. 2023; 107:50.
Health Care Disparities in Gastroenterology: The Pediatric Gastroenterology Perspective. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2022; 75:689-691.
Advocacy for research starting early in the life course. Pediatric Research. 2022; 91:1312-1314.
Cost-effectiveness of ethanol lock prophylaxis to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections in children with intestinal failure in the United States. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2022; 46:324-329.