Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Healing children with digestive disease through innovation

Whether your child has simple or complex digestive, liver, or nutrition needs, our large team of pediatric specialists and subspecialists and our specialty programs are here to offer you solutions. Our comprehensive, multidisciplinary whole-child approach ensures that every aspect of your child’s condition is fully addressed. By surrounding your child with the brightest, most innovative minds that are dedicated to finding a solution to your child’s unique needs, we take care to the next level. A part of our power is integrating research into our clinical care to offer your child advanced therapies that are not provided elsewhere.

We’re proud to be one of the largest pediatric multidisciplinary care centers in California to offer a full range of treatments for children from newborn to 18. Care highlights include:

  • Nationally ranked pediatric gastroenterologists. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is ranked as one of the nation’s top 10 children’s hospitals, including a national ranking in Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Treatments for highly complex needs. We specialize in treating children with high-risk conditions who require multifaceted expertise and provide access to the most advanced liver support and heart care available in the country. Despite the fact that we see a large number of children with complex needs, our care outcomes are among the best on the West Coast.
  • Access to leading experts in all areas of care. Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is known for our impressive ability to work collaboratively across specialty lines and come together with the sole purpose of providing the very best care to every child we see. That means you have access to top specialists and subspecialists throughout our system to complete your child’s picture of care, and to step in with tremendous skill when the unexpected happens.
  • Multilayered patient and family care. We combine innovative treatment approaches, including mind-body therapies, psychological support, and specialty care for specific conditions to provide your child and your family with deep support and healing.

Pediatric specialty programs

Under each specialty, we offer programs with experts who subspecialize in your child’s specific condition. Our 12 specialty programs include:

Hepatology is the study, diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas. Our hepatology program offers access to specialized clinics, state-of-the-art research trials, and engagement in national societies for the advancement of care for pediatric patients.

  • Alagille Syndrome Program: A top-three center in North America that brings together world pediatric Alagille experts to offer innovative and effective multiorgan treatments for this rare condition.
  • Liver Transplant Program: A part of our top-performing national Pediatric Transplant Center, this dedicated program carries out more liver transplants than most or all centers in the western United States, with exceptional outcomes.
  • Single Ventricle Program: The only program of its kind on the West Coast to provide multidisciplinary, holistic care that optimizes health and well-being, empowering children with single ventricle anomalies to live their fullest lives.
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Meet the Chief

Sohail Husain, MD

"As a highly specialized doctor, my mission is to improve the lives of children with pancreatic conditions by providing comprehensive care in a compassionate manner. I am committed to making meaningful contributions to both research and treatment."

Meet the team