A photo of Kahleb Graham.

Physician, Neurogastroenterology and Motility Disorders Center

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


As a pediatric gastroenterologist (GI doctor), I care for children and adolescents with abdominal pain, functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs), and neurogastroenterology and motility disorders. These conditions involve interactions between the brain and the gastrointestinal (GI) tract that affect motility, which is the movement of food through the GI tract.

My experience as a former middle school teacher inspired me to want to work with kids with medical issues and help them function optimally. In my practice, I think of patients and their problems holistically and treat them as whole people, not just diseases. I like to develop personal connections with my patients and their families.

My research focuses on how the brain and the gastrointestinal tract are interconnected.

I enjoy spending my free time coaching basketball and football.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric gastroenterology; neurogastroenterology and motility disorders; functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID); abdominal pain

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Neurogastroenterology and Motility Disorders Center, Gastroenterology GI

Research Divisions

Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition

My Locations

My Education

MD: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2012.

Residency: Pediatrics/Psychiatry/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2012-2014.

Residency: General Pediatrics, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2014-2016.

Clinical Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics, 2017; Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, American Board of Pediatrics, 2019.

My Publications

Development of EPA and Standards in Training in Pediatric Neurogastroenterology and Motility: NASPGHAN and ANMS Position Paper. Khlevner, J; Rosen, R; Ambartsumyan, L; Lusman, S; Rosen, J; Yacob, D; Mousa, H; Nurko, S; DiLorenzo, C; Boruta, M; et al. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2020; Publish Ahead of Print.

Robust, 3-Dimensional Visualization of Human Colon Enteric Nervous System Without Tissue Sectioning. Graham, KD; Lopez, SH; Sengupta, R; Shenoy, A; Schneider, S; Wright, CM; Feldman, M; Furth, E; Valdivieso, F; Lemke, A; et al. Gastroenterology. 2020; 158:2221-2235.e5.

Barriers in Neurogastroenterology and Motility Training Experience for Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellows. Graham, K; Belkind-Gerson, J; Darbari, A; Boyle, JT. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2019; 68:806-810.