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Rady Children's Specialists

Team

Our team includes board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists, nurse practitioners, a physician assistant, and clinical and research staff members.

Physicians

David Brent Polk, M.D., Division Chief; Executive Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics and professor of pediatrics, UC San Diego

Soma Kumar, M.D., Interim Clinical Director; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Laura Bauman, M.D., Associate Physician, UC San Diego

Lars Bode, Ph.D.,  Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego; Director of LRF MoMI CoRE; Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Chair of Collaborative Human Milk Research

Kerri Boutelle, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research, UC San Diego; Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, UC San Diego

Lillian J. Choi, M.D., Director of Endoscopy; Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Angela Chu, M.D., M.S., Assistant Clinical Professor, UC San Diego

Ranjan Dohil, M.D., Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Mary Abigail S. Garcia, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Nidhi Goyal, M.D., M.P.H., GI Fellowship Program Director, Associate Clinical Professor, UC San Diego

Phillipp Hartmann, M.D. Assistant Adjunct Professor, UC San Diego


Amber Hildreth, D.O., Assistant Clinical Professor, UC San Diego

 

 

Xenia B. Hom, M.D. Associate Physician, UC San Diego

Jeannie S. Huang, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center; Director of Continuing Medical Education, Rady Children’s; Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Kimberly P. Newton, M.D., Director, Celiac Disease Center and Interim Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant Program; Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Paulina Ordonez, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Kathleen Schwarz, M.D., Associate Physician Diplomate, UC San Diego

Jeffrey Schwimmer, M.D., Director, Fatty Liver Clinic and the Weight and Wellness Center; Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Mamata Sivagnanam, M.D., Pediatric Residency Program Director; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Jocelyn Young, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, UC San Diego

Elizabeth Yu, M.D., Associate GI Fellowship Program Director; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Diego

Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistant

Rhys David, N.P.

Cerene George, N.P.

Kristen Ginger, N.P.

Laurette Mouat, N.P.

Sarah Timberman, N.P.