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Director, Endoscopy Services

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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My Biography & Research

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


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

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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

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.

Updated International Consensus Diagnostic Criteria for Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Proceedings of the AGREE Conference. Dellon, ES; Liacouras, CA; Molina-Infante, J; Furuta, GT; Spergel, JM; Zevit, N; Spechler, SJ; Attwood, SE; Straumann, A; Aceves, SS; et al. Gastroenterology. 2018; 155:1022-1033.e10.

Esophageal IgG4 levels correlate with histopathologic and transcriptomic features in eosinophilic esophagitis. Rosenberg, CE; Mingler, MK; Caldwell, JM; Collins, MH; Fulkerson, PC; Morris, DW; Mukkada, VA; Putnam, PE; Shoda, T; Wen, T; et al. Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2018; 73:1892-1901.

The antiprotease SPINK7 serves as an inhibitory checkpoint for esophageal epithelial inflammatory responses. Azouz, NP; Ynga-Durand, MA; Caldwell, JM; Jain, A; Rochman, M; Fischesser, DM; Ray, LM; Bedard, MC; Mingler, MK; Forney, C; et al. Science Translational Medicine. 2018; 10:eaap9736-eaap9736.

Whole-exome sequencing uncovers oxidoreductases DHTKD1 and OGDHL as linkers between mitochondrial dysfunction and eosinophilic esophagitis. Sherrill, JD; Kiran, KC; Wang, X; Wen, T; Chamberlin, A; Stucke, EM; Collins, MH; Abonia, JP; Peng, Y; Wu, Q; et al. JCI insight. 2018; 3.

Structure and Functions of Pediatric Aerodigestive Programs: A Consensus Statement. Boesch, RP; Balakrishnan, K; Acra, S; Benscoter, DT; Cofer, SA; Collaco, JM; Dahl, JP; Daines, CL; DeAlarcon, A; DeBoer, EM; et al. Pediatrics. 2018; 141:e20171701-e20171701.