Faculty & Staff

Reed Dimmitt, M.D., DVM, MSPH 
Professor
Division Director
Medical School: St. Louis University
Internship: Lucille Salter Packard Children's
   Hospital
Residency: Lucille Salter Packard
   Children's Hospital
Fellowship: Stanford University Hospital
Certifications:
   American Board of Pediatrics-General
   Pediatrics, 2001
   American Board of Pediatrics-Neonatal/
   Perinatal Medicine, 2003

Interest: Role of gut bacteria in NEC and IBD

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Mitchell B. Cohen, M.D.
Katharine Reynolds Ireland Professor
Chair, UAB Department of Pediatrics
Physician-in-Chief, Children's of Alabama
Medical School:Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
Internship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Certifications:
   American Board of Pediatrics
   ABP Sub-board in Pediatric Gastroenterology

Research Interest: Identification of mechanisms for the increased susceptibility of infants to toxigenic E. coli diarrhea. His endogenous intestinal peptides guanylin and uroguanylin study has resulted in an understanding of their secretory, diuretic, and anti-nociceptive functions. His studies in part provided the basis for the development of pharmacologic agonists of the guanylin/uroguanylin receptor, e.g., linaclotide, now used to treat severe constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. Clinical research relating to vaccines for diarrheal diseases; most recently concentrated on a double mutant of heat labile toxin (dmLT) which could be useful as part of a vaccine cocktail against enterotoxigenic E. coli infection as well as being a potential adjuvant for other enteric vaccines.  Development of a human challenge model to test Cholera vaccine efficacy.
Clinical Interests: inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, diarrheal disease



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Meredith Hitch, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Medical School: St. George’s University
   School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies
Internship: University of Louisville
Residency: University of Louisville
Fellowship: Washington University

Clinical Interests:  Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and General Pediatric GI; Active in Camp Oasis through the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

Research Interests:  Translational IBD research with regard to the intestinal epithelium and the ENS

 

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Traci Jester, MD
Assistant Professor
Co- Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic

Medical School: UAB School of Medicine
Internship: UAB Department of Pediatrics
Residency: UAB Department of Pediatrics
Fellowship: UAB Department of Pediatrics
 - Dixon Fellow
Board Certified in Pediatrics in 2009

Interest: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Celiac Disease, and Nutrition

 


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Jeanine Maclin, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Division Fellowship Program Director
Co- Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
Medical School: University of Alabama at
   Birmingham
Internship: University of Alabama at
   Birmingham
Residency: University of Alabama at
   Birmingham
Fellowship: University of Alabama at
   Birmingham
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics

Interest: Clinical GI Care, Obesity

 
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Jose Mestre, M.D.
Professor
Medical School: University of Florida,
   Gainesville
Residency: University of Florida,
   Gainesville
Fellowship: Medical College of Virginia,
   Richmond
Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics
   American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric
   Gastroenterology
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Janaina Nogueira, M.D. 
Assistant Professor
Medical School: University of Pernambuco -
   Brazil
Internship: University of South Alabama
Residency: University of Alabama at
   Birmingham
 Fellowship: University of Alabama at
   Birmingham
Certification:
  American Board of Pediatrics - 2008
Disease treated/ clinical interest:
   Liver disorders and liver transplantation

Interest:  Pediatric liver disorders and liver transplant 

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