Digestive Health Center
Advisory Committees

Advisory Committees

Lee A. "Ted" Denson, MD, Center Director

Theresa Alenghat, VMD, PhD, Center Investigator

Bruce J. Aronow, PhD, Gene Analysis Core Director

Heidi J. Kalkwarf, PhD, RD, Center Associate Director

Alexander G. Miethke, MD, Center Associated Director

James M. Wells, PhD, Pluripotent Stem Cell and Organoid Core Director

Cynthia C. Wetzel, PhD, Center Manager

Kathryn A. Wikenheiser-Brokamp, MD, PhD, Integrative Morphology Core Director

Aaron M. Zorn, PhD, Center Associate Director

Leah C. Kottyan, PhD, Chair of the Basic Science Research Committee; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Autoimmune Genomics and Etiology (CAGE)

Alex B. Lentsch, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development, Vice Chair for Research in Surgery, Professor of Surgery

Jareen K. Meinzen-Derr, PhD, MPH, FACE, Co-Director Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training; Co-Director of Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Jefferey Molkentin, PhD, Director, Division of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology; Co-Director, Heart Institute; Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology

Paul Spearman, MD, Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research and Education Division of Infectious Diseases, Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Susanne I. Wells, PhD, Director, Epithelial Carcinogenesis and Stem Cell Program; Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Oncology, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute

Samar H. Ibrahim, MB, ChB, Medical Director Pediatric Liver Transplant Program; Director, C-SiG Pilot and Feasibility Program; Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Physiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Scott B. Snapper, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Boston Children’s Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Thad Stappenbeck, MD, PhD, Chairman Department of Inflammation and Immunity at Lerner Research Institute at the Cleveland Clinic

Holger Willenbring, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery, Associate Director Liver Center; University of California San Francisco

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