Children's Gastroenterology Group Elects New President

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FLOURTOWN, Pa.—Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD, chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Children's Nationwide Hospital, has been appointed president-elect of the North American Society for Pediatrics Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN), the largest society in the world dedicated to serving pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition communities.

Dr. Di Lorenzo began his term as president-elect in October 2012 and will become president in October 2014 with a two-year term. In this role, he will lead more than 1,400 pediatric gastroenterologists in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Mexico and eight provinces in Canada.

Founded in 1972, NASPGHAN was established to improve quality of care and health outcomes for children with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. This is to be accomplished by supporting research that advances understanding of these disorders, fostering the translation and dissemination of this knowledge into practice through scientific meetings, professional and public education, and policy development, and by serving as an effective voice for children, their families, and pediatric gastroenterologists throughout the world.

Dr. Di Lorenzo is also professor of clinical pediatrics at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is one of the world’s most respected experts in the field of gastrointestinal motility and functional disorders in children. He has pioneered the use of manometry techniques in pediatrics and has been instrumental in the development of several novel therapeutic interventions for the treatment of children with motility disorders. He has also co-authored the only book on pediatric gastrointestinal motility and has published more than 170 peer-reviewed original articles and 80 chapters, invited reviews and editorials.

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