Dimmitt2011Reed Dimmitt, M.D., DVM, MSPH 
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

Cohen-Mitchell-Cohen LabMitchell 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

JesterTraci 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

maclin_jeanine-2008Jeanine 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

Mestre photo 2014 - enhancedJose Mestre, M.D.
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


Nogueira2011Janaina 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 

David GallowayDavid Galloway, M.D. 
Medical School: Texas A&M University
Residency: Phoenix Children's Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center Pediatric Residency Program
Fellowship:  University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Certification: Board Certificatied in General Pediatrics

GI_StaffNurses, nurse practitioners, dietician, social worker, access staff in clinic and office, endoscopy and GI lab nurses