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Rush Pediatric Gastroenterology

The Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Rush Children's Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, offers the broadest range of services available for treatment of problems of the stomach and intestines. The staff is dedicated to delivering top-quality care to our young patients and their families. This includes leading research and patient education, as well as communicating with each patient's primary care physician.

MEET OUR TEAM
Specialty:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Pediatrics

Board Certification:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Pediatrics

Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center - Pediatrics
Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center - Pediatric Gastroenterology
Clinical Expertise:

 

Biopsy, liver

Celiac disease

Colonoscopy

Constipation

Endoscopy

Eosinophilic esophagitis

Feeding disorders

Food intolerance, pediatric

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Gastrointestinal disorders, pediatric

Gastrostomy, endoscopic

Inflammatory bowel disease

Irritable bowel syndrome

Liver disease, pediatric

Polypectomy

Specialty:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Pediatrics

Board Certification:

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Albany Medical College
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine - Internal Medicine
  Yale-New Haven Hospital - Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Adult and Pediatric Gastroenterology
Clinical Expertise:

Biopsy, liver

Celiac disease

Colonoscopy

Endoscopy

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Gastrointestinal disorders, pediatric

Gastrostomy, endoscopic

Hydrogen breath testing

Inflammatory bowel disease

Polypectomy

Languages Spoken:

 

Portuguese

Spanish

Mary Mullen, MS, RD, LDN has extensive experience in clinical nutrition and is currently a pediatric dietitian at Rush University Medical Center, where she counsels parents, children and adolescents on nutrition-related health issues. She also holds a faculty position in the Department of Food and Nutrition and currently precepts and teaches nutrition graduate students, medical students and pediatric residents. 

Mary Mullen has written numerous professional and consumer programs and educational materials. She has given numerous presentations at the local, state and national level on a variety of topics including nutrition and wellness for adults and children, sports nutrition and pediatric obesity.
 
Mullen is an active member of The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has held several leadership positions including delegate and president of The Illinois Dietetic Association.
Services

Comprehensive clinical services in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition include the following:

  • All flexible endoscopic diagnostic procedures, including colonoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy and ERCP
  • Endoscopic therapeutic procedures, including dilatation, percutaneous gastrostomy tube placement and polypectomy
  • Extended esophageal pH probe monitoring (including sleep studies) for diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux
  • Interventional radiologic procedures used as alternatives to major surgery for children with hemorrhagic complications of portal hypertension (e.g., “TIPS” procedures)
  • Three-channel breath testing for noninvasive diagnosis of carbohydrate intolerances, mouth to cecum transit time, and small bowel overgrowth
  • Nutrition and diet evaluation and counseling
  • Esophageal and anorectal manometry to measure the pressures and motility of the upper and lower GI tracts (including biofeedback for constipation and other anorectal disorders)

 

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Pediatric Gastroenterology - Chicago
1725 W. Harrison St.
Professional Building I
Suite 710
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-3034
Fax: (312) 942-4168
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Pediatric Gastroenterology - Evanston
1950 Dempster St
Evanston, IL 60202
Phone: (312) 942-3034
Fax: (312) 942-4168
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Pediatric Gastroenterology - Lake Bluff
917 Sherwood Dr
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
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