Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
Chris A. Liacouras is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Attending Gastroenterologist in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and Co-Director of the Center for Pediatric Eosinophilic Disorders and the Exton Specialty Center for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Liacouras received his bachelor’s degree at The Johns Hopkins University in 1981 and his medical degree from Harvard University in 1985. He subsequently completed his internship and residency in pediatrics along with his fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Liacouras has served as the Director of the Gastroenterology and Nutrition Diagnostic Endoscopy Suite, the Medical Director of the CHOP Clinical Trials Organization the Pediatric Enteral Access Center (PEAC clinic), the Medical Director of the CHOP Exton Subspecialty Center, the Chairman of NASPGHAN’s Endoscopy and Procedures Committee and the Chair of the Pediatric Section of the ASGE. Academically, Dr. Liacouras has authored over 50 peer reviewed papers and almost 100 chapters. He has published several textbooks entitled Clinical Pediatric Gastroenterology, The Requisites: Pediatric Gastroenterology and Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Finally since 1998, he established both a national and international reputation for his work in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and its therapy. He is the lead author on the current 2011 guidelines on Eosinophilic Esophagitis.
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