Gastroenterology

The Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division offers comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and laboratory services to evaluate and treat infants, children and adolescents with gastrointestinal disorders.


Photo of Doctor Samra Blanchard, M.D.Samra Blanchard, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Special Interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Medical Degree: Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine
Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Pediatrics
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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Photo of Doctor Steven J. Czinn, M.D.Steven J. Czinn, MD 
Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics
Special Interest: Pediatric Gastroenterology
Medical Degree: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency: Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, Pediatrics
Fellowship: Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Certification: Pediatrics
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Howard A. Kader, M.D. Howard A. Kader, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Special Interest: Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Medical Degree: University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Residency: Creighton-Nebraska Universities Health Foundation, Pediatrics
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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Photo of Doctor Anjali Malkani, M.D. Anjali Malkani, MBBS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Special Interest: Pediatric Gastroenterology
Residency:All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL
Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center
Certification: Pediatrics, Gastroenterology
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Photo of Doctor Jay Allan Perman, M.D. Jay Perman, MD 
Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Degree: Northwestern University
Residency: Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Pediatrics
Fellowship: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Pediatric Gastroenterology Research; Harvard Medical School, Pediatric Research
Certification: Pediatrics; Pediatric Gastroenterology
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Nidhi Rawal, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Degree: Lady Hardinge Medical College of India
Residency: Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, Pediatrics
Fellowship: University of MD Medical System, Pediatrics and Gastroenterology
Certification: Pediatrics
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Sabeen Aslam Syed, MD
Instructor of Pediatrics
Medical Degree: Ross University School of Medicine
Residency: University of South Alabama Medical Center, Pediatrics
Fellowship: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Pediatrics and Gastroenterology
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Runa Diwadkar Watkins headshotRuna Diwadkar Watkins, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Special Interest: Pediatric Gastroenterology
Medical Degree: American University of the Caribbean, Medicine
Residency: Memorial Medical Center of Georgia, Pediatrics
Fellowship: Jackson Memorial Hospital, Pediatrics and Gastroenterology
Certifications: Pediatrics, Gastroenterology
410-328-6749/appointments 
410-328-6777/academic office

Sharmila Zawahir, MBBS 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Degree: Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India
Residency: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, General Pediatrics
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Certification: Pediatrics
410-328-6749/appointments
410-328-6777/academic office


Elsie StinesElsie Stines, RN, MS, CPNP 
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Special Interest: Pediatric GI
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