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Kaitlin Whaley, MD

  • Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



I’m a pediatric gastroenterologist and researcher specializing in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and gastrointestinal problems in children with special needs. I enjoy getting to know each patient, not only from a medical perspective but also learning what they enjoy doing at home and school. This holistic approach allows me to help them thrive in their everyday life.

I was inspired to become a physician when I was in grade school, and I haven’t looked back. Working with children was always my goal, and I’m passionate about caring for kids who have gastrointestinal conditions.

In my research, I focus on improving the quality of care for children with gastrointestinal illnesses, especially IBD.

When I’m not helping patients, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing tennis, reading and traveling.

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Vedolizumab Experience in Children and Adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Multicenter Observational Study. Hajjat, TM; Mosha, M; Whaley, KG; Rosen, MJ; Suppa, C; Markowitz, J; Dufour, L; Sauer, C; Shukla-Udawatta, M; Boyle, B; et al. Crohn's && Colitis 360. 2021; 3.

Expanding and Underscoring the Hepato-Encephalopathic Phenotype of QIL1/MIC13. Russell, BE; Whaley, KG; Bove, KE; Labilloy, A; Lombardo, RC; Hopkin, RJ; Leslie, ND; Prada, C; Assouline, Z; Barcia, G; et al. Hepatology. 2019; 70:1066-1070.

Mo1796 – Vedolizumab Experience in Children and Adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Multicenter Observational Study (VOLCANO). Hajjat, T; Mosha, MH; Suppa, C; Markowitz, J; Whaley, KG; Rosen, MJ; Shukla-Udawatta, M; Boyle, BM; Hunter, G; Perez, ME; et al. Gastroenterology. 2019; 156.

Contemporary Medical Management of Acute Severe Ulcerative Colitis. Whaley, KG; Rosen, MJ. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 2019; 25:56-66.

Yield and Costs of Evaluating Children With Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. Lucia-Casadonte, CJ; Whaley, KG; Chogle, AS. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2018; 67:13-17.

50 Years Ago in The Journal of Pediatrics: Cholestyramine Therapy in Patients with a Paucity of Intrahepatic Bile Ducts. Whaley, KG. Journal of Pediatrics. 2017; 190.

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