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Why choose us for your child's gastrointestinal, liver or nutritional care?

Your family is now a member of ours

Caring for a child with gastrointestinal, liver or nutritional problems can be stressful. You’re not alone. Our team at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has expertise in managing diverse GI issues found in infants, adolescents and teenagers. Knowing that each child and family is unique, we take a holistic approach and always consider growth, physical and emotional development, and age-related social issues as we develop treatment plans with you.

We know kids deserve the best

Our diverse team includes doctors, nurses, dietitians, speech pathologists, psychologists and researchers, many who are international leaders in pediatric gastroenterology. We are recognized as one of the largest and most well-rounded pediatric GI divisions in the country. Some of the testing and interventions available for your child can only be found here. Families travel from all over the world to have access to our expert and compassionate care. We provide a level of care that few others anywhere can match.

We are constantly studying the causes, treatments, side effects and long-term outcomes of gastrointestinal disorders. Teams of specialists take problems from the bedside and clinic into the laboratory, and return with better treatments. This is how we can provide the most advanced and best care options.

Multidisciplinary approach

At Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, we know that caring for children with complex gastrointestinal conditions requires the skills of multiple specialists in many areas. In addition to our pediatric gastroenterology specialists, you and your child have access to other expert specialties:

  • Surgery
  • Genetics
  • Allergy and immunology
  • Diagnostic and interventional imaging
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Speech and Audiology
  • Cleft lip & Palate care
  • Oral Health
  • Cardiology
  • Pulmonologist
  • Ear, nose and throat (ENT)
  • Pulmonary and Pulmonary Function
  • Sleep

Patient care and research go hand in hand

Our team members are national and international experts who are paving the way for new treatments and cures for gastrointestinal disorders. Our clinical trials help foster pioneering research that can give your child access to cutting-edge new treatments while offering insight as to the causes of these conditions.

One of the best in the nation

Our program also was named among the nation's best in U.S. News & World Report's 2017-18 Best Children's Hospitals report.


Children’s is proud to be a part of ImproveCareNow, a national quality improvement initiative to enhance care for children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). By partnering with other expert IBD centers across the country, we are able to provide the best care possible using up-to-date methods and treatment plans.

As the only ImproveCareNow care center in Wisconsin, Children’s has access to proprietary tools and data that help us to better track and manage your child’s Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.

Join the ImproveCareNow Parent Working Group

The Parent Working Group is a national network of parents and guardians of children with IBD. By joining the Parent Working Group, you could play a key role in the success of the national ImproveCareNow network, as well as the IBD program here at Children’s. Parent Working Group members have the ability to:

  • Guide decisions and help develop initiatives for the Children’s IBD program
  • Review and provide input on research studies
  • Help develop new tools and resources for parents and caregivers
  • Attend and help plan bi-annual ImproveCareNow Community Conferences, which bring together patients, parents/caregivers, and care providers to discuss the latest research, share information, and improve care for IBD patients

To sign up for the Parent Working Group or to learn more about the program, contact the ImproveCareNow team at Children's using the form below.

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