Welcome to the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition advances the treatment of pediatric gastrointestinal and liver disorders through the coordinated efforts of its patient careresearch and educational activities. Internationally recognized for its expertise in transplantation, gastroenterology and nutrition, the division’s clinical program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford cares for more than 10,000 patients each year, making it one of the largest programs in the country. As part of an academic medical center, researchers and clinicians continually work together to advance the standard of care. Exploring the molecular and genetic origins of conditions ranging from GI infections to transplant rejection, they transform their findings into the most advanced diagnostics, drug therapies and procedures available today.

                                                                                                                                                                Sohail Z. Husain, M.D.
                                                                                                                                                             Professor and Chief
                                                                                                                                                            Click here to view my Profile Video!

Our Mission

To heal children with digestive disease through innovation

We provide comprehensive GI care to children throughout our region. We lead global destination programs that deliver highly specialized care and train the next generation of pediatric gastroenterologists.  We inspire hope through innovation.  Our high quality, collaborative care is driven by cutting-edge research and active partnerships between doctors, nurses, and staff at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, scientists at Stanford University, and patient families.  Together, we are changing the lives of children today and shaping care for tomorrow.

Latest News

2022 Newsletter

We invite you to read the latest updates that have occurred within our division. This newsletter focuses on our research, education, and clinical care. We have much to celebrate as we accomplished many things in 2021. We are excited to share these accomplishments with you! 


We are excited to share the launch of our Center for Pediatric IBD & Celiac Disease made possible by a $70 million dollar donation. Click here to learn more! 

Save The Date

Please check back for upcoming webinar opportunities!


Clinical Care in the News

Read about Maya, a patient who underwent a liver transplant for biliary atresia. Dr. Leina Alrabadi is quoted.


Lucile Packard Children's Hospital continues to be named in the Top 10 Children's hospitals in the nation and the only one in Northern California, to be named on the 2022 - 2023 U.S. News and World Report 'Best Children's Hospitals' Honor roll.

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatolgy & Nutrition at Stanford was named #13 in the nation. We are proud of this acheivement!


We would like to welcome a few new faculty members who have just started or will be joining our division!

Dr. Yasemin Cagil recently started as a Clinical Assistant Professor in our division in August 2022. Dr. Cagil completed her 3-year GI fellowship within our very own division at Stanford University! 

Dr. Ke-You (Yoyo) Zhang recently started as a Clinical Assistant Professor in August 2022. Dr. Zhang will be focusing on Intestinal Rehabilitation. She completed her 3-year Pediatric GI Fellowship and her 1 year Hepatology fellowship within our very own division at Stanford University! 

Dr. Sapana Shah recently started with our division as a Clinical Associate Professor in August 2022. Dr. Shah is coming from a Clinical Assistant Professor role from the University of Pittsburg!

Dr. Peace Dike recently started with our division as a Clinical Assistant Professor. Dr. Dike has joined us following her fellowship from Baylor University/Texas Children's Hospital in Houston! She will be working as a Hepatologist!

Dr. Rachel Herdes will be starting as a Clinical Assistant Professor in October of 2023. Dr. Herdes will be completeing her Advanced Nutrition fellowship at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2023

We are excited to have each of you with us!