Samuel A. Kocoshis, MD

Medical Director, Intestinal Care Center

Medical Director, Small Bowel Transplantation Program

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4415

Fax 513-636-7805



Management of complex intestinal and liver disease; small bowel transplantation; general disorders of the gastrointestinal tract


Altered bile acid metabolism in gastrointestinal disease; small bowel transplantation; inflammatory bowel disease; short bowel syndrome

Samuel Kocoshis, MD, is an expert in the management of complex intestinal and liver disease at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Kocoshis is the director of the Pediatric Nutrition and Intestinal Care Center in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, and is also the medical director of the Small Intestinal Transplantation Program. In addition, he is professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Dr. Kocoshis' long-standing research interest has been altered bile acid metabolism in gastrointestinal disease. His current clinical research program focuses upon intestinal adaptation following massive small intestinal resection, as well as the immunology of intestinal transplantation.

Prior to joining Cincinnati Children's, Dr. Kocoshis was chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and co-director of the Intestinal Care Center at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Dr. Kocoshis earned his bachelor's degree from DePauw University and his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed an internship in pediatrics at the West Virginia University Medical Center; a residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh; and a clinical fellowship in gastroenterology at Yale University School of Medicine.

BS: DePauw University, Greencastle, IN.

MD: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.

Residency: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

View PubMed Publications

Kocoshis SA. Medical management of pediatric intestinal failure. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2010 Feb;19(1):20-6. Review.

Wessel JJ, Kocoshis SA. Nutritional management of infants with short bowel syndrome. Semin Perinatol. 2007 Apr;31(2):104-11. Review.

Nathan JD, Rudolph JA, Kocoshis SA, Alonso MH, Ryckman FC, Tiao GM. Isolated liver and multivisceral transplantation for total parenteral nutrition-related end-stage liver disease. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Jan;42(1):143-7.

Kocoshis S. Small Intestinal Failure in Children. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2001 Oct;4(5):423-432.