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Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. These diseases affect one million Americans. Nearly one in four patients with IBD is diagnosed in childhood.

IBD affects children differently than adults. That's why at Children's Hospital your child receives care from doctors and nurses specifically trained in treating IBD in children and teens. Because the condition is complex, our team includes experts in immune system health, nutrition, genetics and other disciplines. Together we are advancing our understanding of IBD through leading-edge research.

Conditions We Treat

Meet Your Care Team

Sari A. Acra
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4.8

Sari A. AcraMD, MPH

    Esophageal Diseases, Functional Bowel Disorder, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Interventional Endoscopy, Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Julia L. Anderson
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4.7

Julia L. AndersonMD, MSCI

    Esophageal Diseases, Functional Bowel Disorder, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Interventional Endoscopy, Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Catherine E. Arthur-Johnson
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4.9

Catherine E. Arthur-JohnsonMD

    Esophageal Diseases, Functional Bowel Disorder, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Interventional Endoscopy, Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Lynette A. Gillis
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4.7

Lynette A. GillisMD

    Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder, and Bile Ducts, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Hepatology and Liver Diseases, Liver Transplantation, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Pediatric Liver Transplant
Girish S. Hiremath
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4.5

Girish S. HiremathMBBS, MPH

    Esophageal Diseases, Functional Bowel Disorder, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Interventional Endoscopy, Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Andres Martinez
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4.6

Andres MartinezMD

    Esophageal Diseases, Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Interventional Endoscopy, Interventional Endoscopy, Pancreatic Disease, Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Carly M. Bhave

Carly M. BhaveCRNP, MSN

    Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Pediatric Liver Transplant
Stacy L. Hawkins
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4.8

Stacy L. HawkinsMSN, PNP

    Esophageal Diseases, Functional Bowel Disorder, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Elizabeth P. Kennedy
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4.6

Elizabeth P. KennedyMSN, PNP

    Esophageal Diseases, Functional Bowel Disorder, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Lisa L. Lachenmyer
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4.5

Lisa L. LachenmyerMSN, PNP

    Esophageal Diseases, Functional Bowel Disorder, Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Jordan A. Trotter-Busing
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4.7

Jordan A. Trotter-BusingMSN, CPNP

    Esophageal Diseases, Functional Bowel Disorder, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Why Choose the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at Children's Hospital

  • Innovative care

    Our expert pediatric IBD team uses the latest technologies and therapies to diagnose and treat IBD, sometimes in partnership with Vanderbilt's adult gastroenterology team.

  • Education

    We know children with IBD do better when they understand the disease and treatments. In our comprehensive new diagnosis clinic we teach you and your family about the diagnosis, our approach to treatment, and where to turn for more support.

  • Collaborative care

    Optimal treatment of pediatric IBD requires an integrated approach. Our clinic's physicians, nurses, nutritionists and social workers have expertise in pediatric IBD. We also work closely with specialists in other disciplines such as pediatric surgery, psychology, pathology and radiology. 

  • Family-centered care

    We know a diagnosis of IBD not only affects your child, but your whole family. We also understand each child and family with IBD is different. For these reasons, we will work with you and your child to develop a personal treatment plan to meet your unique needs.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

Locations

2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
100 West 4th Street, Suite 320
Cookeville, TN 38501
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
2105 Edward Curd Lane
Franklin, TN 37067
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Vanderbilt Health Hendersonville
128 North Anderson Lane
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
37 Sandstone Circle, Suite 100
Jackson, TN 38305
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
2102 West Northfield Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.