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Medical Director, Intestinal Care Center

Medical Director, Small Bowel Transplantation Program

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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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.

Additional Languages

Greek, Spanish

Clinical Interests

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

Research Interests

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

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Gastroenterology GI, Liver Care, Liver Transplant, Intestinal Disorders, Gastroenterology

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My Education

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.

My Publications

Esophageal dysmotility: An intrinsic feature of megacystis, microcolon, hypoperistalsis syndrome (MMIHS). Kocoshis, SA; Goldschmidt, ML; Nathan, JD; El-Chammas, KI; Bondoc, AJ; Tiao, GM; Alonso, MH; Ubesie, AC; Cole, CR; Kaul, A. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2019; 54:1303-1307.

Evidence-Based Strategies and Recommendations for Preservation of Central Venous Access in Children. Baskin, KM; Mermel, LA; Saad, TF; Journeycake, JM; Schaefer, CM; Modi, BP; Vrazas, JI; Gore, B; Drews, BB; Doellman, D; et al. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2019; 43:591-614.

Serum Unconjugated Bile Acids and Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth in Pediatric Intestinal Failure: A Pilot Study. Galloway, D; Mezoff, E; Zhang, W; Byrd, M; Cole, C; Aban, I; Kocoshis, S; Setchell, KD R; Heubi, JE. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2019; 43:263-270.

Unusual Etiology for Subacute Terminal Ileitis in a 5-Year-Old Boy. Lyles, J; Falcone, R; Kocoshis, S. Gastroenterology. 2019; 156:556-557.

"Twin'' Biliary Trees in a Patient With Heterotaxy Syndrome. Kelly, D; Johnson, N; Veldtman, G; Kocoshis, S; Kohli, R. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2018; 66:e158-e158.

Chronic Central Venous Access: From Research Consensus Panel to National Multistakeholder Initiative. Baskin, KM; Durack, JC; Abu-Elmagd, K; Doellman, D; Drews, BB; Journeycake, JM; Kocoshis, SA; McLennan, G; Rupp, SM; Towbin, RB; et al. JVIR: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2018; 29:461-469.

A Procedural and Educational Experience Following Creation of an Advanced Pediatric Endoscopy Service. Mezoff, EA; Lin, TK; Kaul, A; Kocoshis, S; Putnam, P; Pentiuk, S. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2017; 64:e96-e99.

Outcomes from a 12-Week, Open-Label, Multicenter Clinical Trial of Teduglutide in Pediatric Short Bowel Syndrome. Carter, BA; Cohran, VC; Cole, CR; Corkins, MR; Dimmitt, RA; Duggan, C; Hill, S; Horslen, S; Lim, JD; Mercer, DF; et al. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2017; 181:102-111.e5.

Ethanol Lock Efficacy and Associated Complications in Children With Intestinal Failure. Mezoff, EA; Fei, L; Troutt, M; Klotz, K; Kocoshis, SA; Cole, CR. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2016; 40:815-819.

Limited surgical resection for graft salvage following recovery from complicated exfoliative rejection in pediatric intestinal recipients. Goldschmidt, ML; Kocoshis, SA; Tiao, GM; Alonso, MH; Nathan, JD. Pediatric Transplantation. 2015; 19:E170-E176.