Molly  Barr , MD

Molly Barr , MD

Molly Barr, MD, completed her pediatric residency training at Washington University School of Medicine. Prior to residency, she graduated with a MD from Indiana University School of Medicine and a BS in Public Health from Saint Louis University. Barr's empathy for the children struggling with various diagnosis from constipation to complicated IBD presentations, finding the root of these problems and providing expertise to solve them is what drives her to continue in this field. In her spare time, Barr enjoys listening to podcasts, trying new cuisine and exploring all of the local parks St. Louis has to offer with her family.

William Bennett, MD

William Bennett, MD

July 2007 - July 2011

Current position: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine

Heli Bhatt, MBBS, MPH

Heli Bhatt, MBBS, MPH

2019 - 20

Current position: Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, University of Minnesota/Masonic Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis, MN

Shelley  Choudhury, MD

Shelley Choudhury, MD

After graduating from Rhodes College with her BS, magna cum laude, Shelley Choudhury, MD, went on to earn her MD from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. One of Choudhury's favorite aspects of the field is how frequently it interacts with other disciplines she enjoys learning about — immunology, rheumatology and hematology. Lately, she has found herself drawn to specific GI pathologies with overlap in hematology and oncology. Choudhury's passions extend out of the hospital and range from amateur watercolor painting, to traveling, to frequenting estate sales to get more ideas for home renovation projects.

Mallory Cohen, MD

Mallory Cohen, MD

July 2017 - June 2020

Current positions: Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Loma Linda University Health Care, Department of Pediatrics, Loma Linda, CA

Tess  Coker, MD

Tess Coker, MD

Tess Coker, MD, finished her undergraduate studies with dual degrees of BS in Biology and BA in Spanish from the University of Arkansas. After reaching these milestones, she continued her education with a MD from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. From experiencing the Teaching and Tomorrow Program at NASPGHAN to learning about the complex interplay between gastrointestinal and other organ systems, as well as nutrition and obesity, Coker developed a fascination with the complexity and appreciation for the breadth of gastroenterology. During her spare time, Coker sets a goal for herself to read 50 books per year, restores/refinishes antique and vintage furniture and is a proud dog mom who takes her dog everywhere she can.

Trevor Davis, MD

Trevor Davis, MD

Trevor Davis, MD completed his pediatric residency training at Washington University School of Medicine. Prior to residency, he graduated with an MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a BS in Human Physiology with University Honors and Highest Distinction from The University of Iowa. Trevor is interested in advanced GI procedures, and has research interests involving functional GI disorders and motility. Trevor is a life-long competitive soccer player, and enjoys exploring new hiking trails with his wife and children.

Brian DeBosch, MD, PhD

Brian DeBosch, MD, PhD

July 2010 - June 2014

Current position: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Sheela Deivanayagam, MD

Sheela Deivanayagam, MD

July 2004 - June 2007

Current position: Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Payton Manning Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis, IN

Jenna Diaz, MD

Jenna Diaz, MD

Jenna Diaz, MD attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO for her undergraduate studies, earning a BS in Biology. She completed her medical training there as well. Her pediatric residency training was in Miami, FL at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. As a Gastroenterology Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis she is interested in nutrition, short bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. In her free time, she enjoys running, spending time with family and traveling.

Laura Duckworth, MD

Laura Duckworth, MD

Class of 2023

Laura Duckworth, MD graduated with a BS in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University and an MD from St. Louis University. She then went on to complete her pediatric residency training at Washington University School of Medicine. As Laura stays at WUSM for her pediatric gastroenterology fellowship, she is interested in nutrition and inflammatory bowel disease. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and backpacking, walking her dog, cooking, and traveling.

Amy Garcia, MD

Amy Garcia, MD

July 2009 - June 2012

Current position: Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Duluth, MN

Eyad M. Hanna, MD

Eyad M. Hanna, MD

July 2004 - June 2007

Current Position: Clinical Associate Professor, University of Iowa Children’s Hospital

Brendan Harris, MD

Brendan Harris, MD

July 2016 - July 2019

Current position: Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Mercy Clinic Kids, St. Louis, MO

Christina Hickey, MD

Christina Hickey, MD

July 2012 - June 2015

Current position: Instructor in Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Meredith Hitch, MD

Meredith Hitch, MD

July 2008 - July 2011

Current position: Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA

Lori Holtz, MD

Lori Holtz, MD

July 2006 - June 2009

Current position: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Chaowapong Jarasvaraparn, MD

Chaowapong Jarasvaraparn, MD

Chaowapong (Chao) Jarasvaraparn, MD graduated from Medical School at Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. He completed his Pediatric Residency training at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. Most recently, he graduated from the Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Chao will continue his training with us for a fourth year as our new Pediatric Transplant Hepatology fellow. His research interests include pediatric NAFLD, post pediatric liver transplantation and Fontan-associated liver disease. Currently, he is working on a basic science research project, the effect of a Novel Mitochondrial Pyruvate Carrier Inhibitor in a mouse model of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. His current clinical research is describing neutropenia in post liver transplantation and thromboelastographic study in pediatric chronic liver and non-chronic liver disease prior to liver transplantations. In his spare time, Chao enjoys going to the gym, playing tennis, hanging out with friends, traveling, and drinking good coffee and local brews around the St. Louis area.

Chaowapong (Chao) Jarasvaraparn, MD

Chaowapong (Chao) Jarasvaraparn, MD

July 2018 - June 2021

Current position: Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Shannon Joerger, MD

Shannon Joerger, MD

July 2010 - June 2013

Current position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Rachel Kassel, MD, PhD

Rachel Kassel, MD, PhD

July 2013 - June 2016

Current position: Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, University of Alabama Birmingham

Sakil Kulkarni, MD, MBBS

Sakil Kulkarni, MD, MBBS

2017 - 18

Current position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Sakil Kulkarni, MD

Sakil Kulkarni, MD

July 2014 - June 2018

Current position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Raffi LevTzion, MD

Raffi LevTzion, MD

July 2009 - June 2012

Current position: Assistant Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Kim Liss, MD

Kim Liss, MD

July 2014 - June 2017

Current position: Instructor in Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Jessica McGhee, MD

Jessica McGhee, MD

July 2011 - June 2014

Current position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, OK

Caroline Meyer, MD

Caroline Meyer, MD

July 2012 - June 2015

Current position: Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital Colorado – Colorado Springs

Jerome Molleston, MD, PhD

Jerome Molleston, MD, PhD

Starting as an undergraduate student at Washington University, Jerome earned a BA in biochemistry/religious studies, summa cum laude. From there he completed an MD and a PhD in cell and molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania and returned back to WUSM where he is currently a member of the Pediatric Physician Scientist Training Program. As a pediatric gastroenterology fellow, Jerome is interested in researching the role of enteric immunity and the gut microbiome in inflammatory bowel disease. His personal hobbies include cooking, playing video games, everything Star Wars, and traveling with his wife.

Nadia Naz, MD

Nadia Naz, MD

2020 - 21

Current position: Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Iowa/Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Iowa City, IA

Nadia Naz, MD

Nadia Naz, MD

July 2017 - September 2020

Current position: Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Ryan Pitman, MD

Ryan Pitman, MD

July 2016 - July 2019

Current position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University/Riley Children’s Hospital

Nisreen Soufi, MD

Nisreen Soufi, MD

July 2011 - June 2014

Current position: Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Southern California/Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, CA

Kimberly Sutton, MD

Kimberly Sutton, MD

Kimberly Sutton, MD graduated from the University of Notre Dame, earning a BS in science business. She completed her medical training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and her Pediatric Residency training at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Currently, she is a fellow with the Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Her research interests include IBD and endoscopy. She enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her husband.

Stefani Tica, MD

Stefani Tica, MD

Stefani Tica, MD completed her pediatric residency training at Washington University School of Medicine. She holds an MD and MPH with a concentration in epidemiology from Indiana University, and a BS in literature with distinction from Duke University. From studying the numerous systemic manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease during her internal medicine clerkship to learning about liver failure in her pathophysiology course, Stefani developed a fascination with the complexity and appreciation for the breadth of Gastroenterology. During the course of her residency, her early interest in GI matured due to experiences caring for children with a variety of enteric and hepatobiliary diseases, opportunities to learn about endoscopy, and involvement in research. In her spare time, Stefani enjoys reading fiction novels, embroidering, baking sourdough bread, watching Duke basketball, and making the perfect cup of coffee.

Ashlyn Turner, MD

Ashlyn Turner, MD

July 15 - June 18

Current position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Daniel Verbaro, MD, PhD

Daniel Verbaro, MD, PhD

After graduating from Drexel University with a BS in Biological Sciences and Master of Chemistry, summa cum laude, Verbaro went on to earn his MD and PhD from Washington University School of Medicine. Having over ten publications and numerous talks/posters to his name currently, Dan’s continued passion and interest in Pediatric Gastroenterology grows as he continues to focus on the interplay/crosstalk between the gut enteric nervous system and the gut immune system. In his spare time, Dan likes to collect and build Legos with his children, go snowboarding, and new restaurants from the many choices St. Louis has to offer.

Bernadette Vitola, MD

Bernadette Vitola, MD

July 2006 - June 2009

Current position: Associate Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, WI

Alex Weymann, MD

Alex Weymann, MD

July 2005 - June 2008

Current position: Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Ohio State University College of Medicine/Nationwide Children’s Hospital