Skip to main content

Pediatric Gastroenterology

The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at IU School of Medicine includes 17 board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists, one nurse practitioner, one general pediatrician and one psychologist who care for children with disorders of the digestive tract: esophagus, stomach, intestine, liver and pancreas. Pediatric gastroenterologists provide comprehensive evaluations and individualized treatment plans for patients and extensive education for families.

Accomplished Faculty Physicians

Accomplished Faculty Physicians

Named as one of the top pediatric gastroenterology programs in the nation by US News and World Report, the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at IU School of Medicine is regularly acknowledged for their professionalism, skill and medical expertise and are consistently named as some of the Top Doctors in Indianapolis and Top Doctors in the Nation. The faculty physicians in this pediatric specialty division have been consistently recognized for their efforts in medical education with multiple teaching awards and honors.

Pediatric gastroenterology physicians at Indiana University School of Medicine serve as leaders in several national GI organizations such as NASPGHAN and ACG. The pediatric GI faculty also participate in several national multicenter research networks. Numerous important publications in inflammatory bowel disease, liver diseases and eosinophilic diseases have been authored by faculty in the IU School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

Division Leadership

Division Chief
6495-Molleston, Jean

Jean P. Molleston, MD

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Read Bio Jean P. Molleston, MD

Associate Division Chief
11727-Vanderpool, Charles

Charles Vanderpool, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Read Bio Charles Vanderpool, MD

Clinical Care

Clinical Care

With access to excellent pediatric surgery, pediatric nutrition and pediatric interventional radiology support—and a full spectrum of pediatric specialties—patients get comprehensive, multi-disciplinary care.
Learn More Clinical Care


GI physicians are actively engaged in clinical research. The Department of Pediatrics has a strong research division that focuses on basic and translational science, and GI physicians regularly participate in clinical trials of leading-edge treatments and therapies.
Learn More Research


Trainees in the Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellowship program become experts in clinical care, endoscopy and other procedures used in the evaluation and medical management of gastrointestinal, pancreatic and liver diseases.
Learn More Fellowship