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Director, Endoscopy Services

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

513-636-4415

513-636-7805

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My Biography & Research

Biography

I’m an endoscopist with more than 30 years of experience in advanced endoscopic techniques for stricture management and gastrointestinal bleeding. I also direct Cincinnati Children’s Endoscopy Services.

As a pediatric gastrointestinal (GI) doctor, I treat children and adolescents with a variety of disorders related to their GI tract. These conditions include:

  • Disorders of the esophagus, such as inflammatory disease including gastroesophageal reflux disease, eosinophilic esophagitis and caustic ingestion
  • Congenital disabilities, such as tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) and strictures
  • Post-surgical strictures

I also see patients who have cyclic vomiting syndrome, as well as patients with complex disorders affecting both the GI and respiratory tract, which are known as aerodigestive disorders.

Our experienced, multidisciplinary team approaches each of these conditions as a team that includes the patient and their family. It's always been easy for me to relate to children and gain their confidence. My philosophy of care is to do it all, do it now and do it right.

Although I don't directly supervise research projects, I’m involved with studies assessing new approaches to the evaluation and management of eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders, including new biologic therapies.

In my free time, I like to fish. I am also a classical pianist.

Clinical Interests

Eosinophilic enteritis; abdominal pain; gastroesophageal reflux; complex nutrition related to the GI tract; GI bleeding; inflammatory bowel disease; diarrhea and failure to thrive

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Gastroenterology GI, Eosinophilic Disorders, Aerodigestive and Sleep, Aerodigestive and Esophageal

Research Divisions

Gastroenterology, Eosinophilic Disorders

My Locations

My Education

MD: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, 1984.

Residency: University of Pittsburgh, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1984-1987.

Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1988-1991.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1988; Pediatric Gastroenterology, 1995.

My Publications

Eosinophilic Esophagitis Histology Remission Score: Significant Relations to Measures of Disease Activity and Symptoms. Collins, MH; Martin, LJ; Wen, T; Abonia, JP; Putnam, PE; Mukkada, VA; Rothenberg, ME. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2020; 70:598-603.

Monitoring Eosinophilic Esophagitis Disease Activity With Blood Eosinophil Progenitor Levels. Henderson, A; Magier, A; Schwartz, JT; Martin, LJ; Collins, MH; Putnam, PE; Mukkada, VA; Abonia, JP; Rothenberg, ME; Fulkerson, PC. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2020; 70:482-488.

Identification of anoctamin 1 (ANO1) as a key driver of esophageal epithelial proliferation in eosinophilic esophagitis. Vanoni, S; Zeng, C; Marella, S; Uddin, J; Wu, D; Arora, K; Ptaschinski, C; Que, J; Noah, T; Waggoner, L; et al. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2020; 145:239-254.e2.

Molecular, endoscopic, histologic, and circulating biomarker-based diagnosis of eosinophilic gastritis: Multi-site study. Shoda, T; Wen, T; Caldwell, JM; Collins, MH; Besse, JA; Osswald, GA; Abonia, JP; Arva, NC; MDd, DA; Capocelli, KE; et al. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2020; 145:255-269.

Advancing patient care through the Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Researchers (CEGIR). Aceves, S; Collins, MH; Rothenberg, ME; Furuta, GT; Gonsalves, N; Abonia, JP; Almonte, S; Andrews, R; Arrington, A; Arva, N; et al. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2020; 145:28-37.

Prevalence of eosinophilic colitis and the diagnoses associated with colonic eosinophilia. DiTommaso, LA; Rosenberg, CE; Eby, MD; Tasco, A; Collins, MH; Lyles, JL; Putnam, PE; Mukkada, VA; Rothenberg, ME. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2019; 143:1928-1930.e3.

Single-cell RNA sequencing identifies inflammatory tissue T cells in eosinophilic esophagitis. Wen, T; Aronow, BJ; Rochman, Y; Rochman, M; Kiran, KC; Dexheimer, PJ; Putnam, P; Mukkada, V; Foote, H; Rehn, K; et al. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 2019; 129:2014-2028.

Genetic variants at the 16p13 locus confer risk for eosinophilic esophagitis. Kottyan, LC; Maddox, A; Braxton, JR; Stucke, EM; Mukkada, V; Putnam, PE; Abonia, JP; Chehade, M; Wood, RA; Pesek, RD; et al. Genes and Immunity. 2019; 20:281-292.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Children With Complex Airway Disease. Pentiuk, S; Putnam, PE. Kendig's Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children. 2019.

Solute carrier family 9, subfamily A, member 3 (SLC9A3)/sodium-hydrogen exchanger member 3 (NHE3) dysregulation and dilated intercellular spaces in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis. Zeng, C; Vanoni, S; Wu, D; Caldwell, JM; Wheeler, JC; Arora, K; Noah, TK; Waggoner, L; Besse, JA; Yamani, AN; et al. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2018; 142:1843-1855.