Bernadette E Vitola, MD,MPH

Assistant professor, the Medical College of Wisconsin

Office Locations

8915 W. Connell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(877) 607-5280 (appointment)
414-266-2851 (clinic)
414-266-3690 (office)
555 Redbird Circle
De Pere, WI 54115


Dr. Vitola is a board certified Pediatric Gastroenterologist, and a fellowship trained Pediatric Transplant Hepatologist. She has a special interest in chronic liver disease, liver transplant, and obesity.

Dr. Vitola is interested in research in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, biliary atresia, and pediatric liver transplant quality of life.  She is also interested in evaluating better methods of education for trainees, patients, and families. She enjoys working with fellows, residents and medical students in the inpatient and outpatient settings.  Dr. Vitola advocates for her patients and their families to provide as much support as possible to help patients be successful with both their health and life goals.

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatrics
Areas of Interest
  • Gastroenterology
  • Liver disease
  • Liver transplant
  • Obesity

Education & Awards

  • 2003, University of Illinois at Chicago, MPH
  • 2002, University of Illinois College of Medicine, MD
  • 2006, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • 2010, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • 2009, Washington University School of Medicine

Research & Publications

  • Quality of life in children with liver disease and liver transplant
  • Standardized education of patients and families regarding informed consent
  • Education of pediatric GI fellows
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Challenges in meeting fellowship procedural guidelines in pediatric therapeutic endoscopy and liver biopsy.
  • Alterations in ventricular structure and function in obese adolescents with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
  • Weight loss reduces liver fat and improves hepatic and skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity in obese adolescents.
  • Alterations in fatty acid kinetics in obese adolescents with increased intrahepatic triglyceride content.
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with hepatic and skeletal muscle insulin resistance in overweight adolescents.

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