Nita H Salzman, MD,PhD

Investigator, Children's Research Institute
Assistant professor, Medical College of Wisconsin

Office Locations

8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 456-4244
(414) 266-3676 (fax)



  • Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Research interests

  • Gastrointestinal diseases
  • Infectious/immunological diseases

Study interests

  • Antimicrobial peptides
  • Commensal microbiota
  • Defensins
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Innate immunity
  • Intestinal infection
  • Intestinal inflammation
  • Mucosal immunity


  • Medical degree, New York University School of Medicine, 1990
  • Doctorate, New York University School of Medicine, 1990
  • Residency, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1990-1997
  • Postdoctoral fellowships, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1994-1996, and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1996-1997


  • Pathology
  • Anatomic Pathology

Research & Publications

  • Intestinal bacterial metagenome in pediatric NAFLD. NIH NIDDK R01, co-PI
  • Enterococcus niche formation in the GI tract. NIH NIAID R21, co-PI
  • Bacterial-host dynamics at the intestinal mucosal interface. NIH GMS R01, PI
  • Establishing mechanistically validated targets and lead molecules for microbiome-based therapy in IBD. Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, co-PI