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Ritu Verma

InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Professor Of Pediatrics
    Section Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
    Medical Director. Celiac Disease Center
    Vice-Chair, Ambulatory Pediatric Strategy
    Medical Director, Pediatric Subspecialties
    2020 Master Clinician, Bucksbaum Institute
    President Elect, Society For The Study Of Celiac Disease

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    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaFellow, NIH GI Training Grant1992
    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPost Doctoral Fellow, Virology, Immunology and Molecular Biology1992
    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaSenior Fellow, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition1992
    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaClinical Fellow, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition1990
    New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital, New York City, New YorkInternship and Residency in Pediatrics1988
    University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, ZambiaSenior House Officer1983
    University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, ZambiaRotating Internship1982
    University of Zambia , Lusaka, ZambiaM.B., Ch.B1981Medicine
    University of Zambia , Lusaka, ZambiaB.Sc1978Human Biology
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    2020Master Clinician of the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, University of Chicago
    2018Top Doc for Kids, The American Registry
    2018Top Female Doc "Medicine's Best & Brightest Woman" , South Jersey Magazine
    2017Top Doc for Kids, South Jersey Magazine
    2016Best Children's Doctors 2016 , South Jersey Magazine
    2015Best Children's Doctor 2015, South Jersey Magazine
    2014Favorite Kids Doctor, New Jersey Family Works
    2014Top Female Doc , South Jersey Magazine
    2013Top Doc South , Jersey Magazine
    2011Celiac Disease Leadership, NFCA Advocate of Awareness
    2011Top Doc, South Jersey Magazine
    2009Master Clinician Award , Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    2008Clinician of the Year, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    2007Physician Advocate of the Year, NFCA
    2006Chef/Physician Team Winner, Gluten Free Cooking Spree
    2006Top Doctor , South Jersey Magazine
    1997Fellows' GI Attending of the Year, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA
    1986Best Pediatric Resident, New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital

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    1. Cellier C, Pinto-Sanchez MI, Sanders DS, Schaeffer DF, Verdú EF, Lebwohl B, Ma C, Lagana SM, Pai RK, Baker KA, Zayadi A, Hogan M, Bouma G, Goldsmith JD, Lundin KEA, Robert ME, Rubio-Tapia A, Semrad CE, Silvester JA, Verma R, Wu TT, Feagan BG, Crowley E, Jairath V, Murray JA. Standardizing Randomized Controlled Trials in Celiac Disease: An International Multidisciplinary Appropriateness Study. Gastroenterology. 2024 Jan; 166(1):88-102. PMID: 37704112.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Singh A, Kleinhenz J, Brill H, Fahey L, Silvester JA, Sparks B, Verma R, Lee D, Mallon D, Leonard MM. A Clinician's Guide to Gluten Challenge. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2023 12 01; 77(6):698-702. PMID: 37608439; PMCID: PMC10872809.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Runde J, Veseli I, Fogarty EC, Watson AR, Clayssen Q, Yosef M, Shaiber A, Verma R, Quince C, Gerasimidis K, Rubin DT, Eren AM. Transient Suppression of Bacterial Populations Associated with Gut Health is Critical in Success of Exclusive Enteral Nutrition for Children with Crohn's Disease. J Crohns Colitis. 2023 Jul 05; 17(7):1103-1113. PMID: 36934439.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    4. Walia CLS, Cerezo CS, Smith A, Turner J, Moses J, Vermilyea S, Gupta SK, Verma R. The North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Position on the Role of the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in the Care of the Pediatric Patient With Chronic Gastrointestinal Diseases. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2023 03 01; 76(3):390-399. PMID: 36580920.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Payne K, Ramharack L, Bierly P, Feigenbaum K, Steinhoff J, Hlywiak K, Farrara A, Verma R, Singh A, Fahey LM. Repeat Biopsy to Assess Duodenal Healing in Children With Celiac Disease and Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders. JPGN Rep. 2021 Aug; 2(3):e097. PMID: 37205963; PMCID: PMC10191486.
    6. Guillaume JD, Jagai JS, Makelarski JA, Abramsohn EM, Lindau ST, Verma R, Ciaccio CE. COVID-19-Related Food Insecurity Among Households with Dietary Restrictions: A National Survey. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2021 09; 9(9):3323-3330.e3. PMID: 34174493; PMCID: PMC8421756.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    7. Webster J, Vajravelu ME, Choi C, Zemel B, Verma R. Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Low Bone Mineral Density in Children With Celiac Disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 07; 17(8):1509-1514. PMID: 31230659; PMCID: PMC7779076.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Vajravelu ME, Keren R, Weber DR, Verma R, Denburg MR, De León DD. Incidence and risk of celiac disease after type 1 diabetes: A population-based cohort study using the health improvement network database. Pediatr Diabetes. 2018 12; 19(8):1422-1428. PMID: 30209881; PMCID: PMC6249123.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Godwin B, Liacouras C, Mehta V, Eisenberg J, Agawu A, Brown-Whitehorn T, Ruffner MA, Verma R, Cianferoni A, Spergel JM, Muir AB. A Review of Tertiary Referrals for Management of Pediatric Esophageal Eosinophilia. Front Pediatr. 2018; 6:173. PMID: 29974044; PMCID: PMC6019483.
      Citations: 5     
    10. Ruffner MA, Brown-Whitehorn TF, Verma R, Cianferoni A, Gober L, Shuker M, Muir AB, Liacouras CA, Spergel JM. Clinical tolerance in eosinophilic esophagitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2018 Mar - Apr; 6(2):661-663. PMID: 28811175; PMCID: PMC5809321.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Menard-Katcher C, Benitez AJ, Pan Z, Ahmed FN, Wilkins BJ, Capocelli KE, Liacouras CA, Verma R, Spergel JM, Furuta GT, Muir AB. Influence of Age and Eosinophilic Esophagitis on Esophageal Distensibility in a Pediatric Cohort. Am J Gastroenterol. 2017 Sep; 112(9):1466-1473. PMID: 28508868; PMCID: PMC5601317.
      Citations: 55     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Fasano A, Guandalini S, Hoffenberg E, Levy J, Reilly N, Verma R, Hill ID. NASPGHAN Clinical Report on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Gluten-related Disorders. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 07; 63(1):156-65. PMID: 27035374.
      Citations: 57     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Reilly NR, Verma R. Time to Screen Children with Celiac Disease for Thyroid Disease? J Pediatr. 2016 07; 174:7-9. PMID: 27157450.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Lee J, Shuker M, Brown-Whitehorn T, Cianferoni A, Gober L, Muir A, Verma R, Liacouras C, Spergel JM. Oral viscous budesonide can be successfully delivered through a variety of vehicles to treat eosinophilic esophagitis in children. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Jul-Aug; 4(4):767-8. PMID: 27025298.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Ram G, Lee J, Ott M, Brown-Whitehorn TF, Cianferoni A, Shuker M, Wang ML, Verma R, Liacouras CA, Spergel JM. Seasonal exacerbation of esophageal eosinophilia in children with eosinophilic esophagitis and allergic rhinitis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2015 Sep; 115(3):224-228.e1. PMID: 26235409.
      Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    16. Rothenberg ME, Spergel JM, Sherrill JD, Annaiah K, Martin LJ, Cianferoni A, Gober L, Kim C, Glessner J, Frackelton E, Thomas K, Blanchard C, Liacouras C, Verma R, Aceves S, Collins MH, Brown-Whitehorn T, Putnam PE, Franciosi JP, Chiavacci RM, Grant SF, Abonia JP, Sleiman PM, Hakonarson H. Common variants at 5q22 associate with pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis. Nat Genet. 2010 Apr; 42(4):289-91. PMID: 20208534; PMCID: PMC3740732.
      Citations: 213     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    17. Jatla M, Bokhari A, Bierly P, Russo P, Verma R. Anthropometric, serologic, and laboratory correlation with villous blunting in pediatric celiac disease: diabetics are different. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2009 Aug; 43(7):622-6. PMID: 19238095.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Jatla M, Zemel BS, Bierly P, Verma R. Bone mineral content deficits of the spine and whole body in children at time of diagnosis with celiac disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2009 Feb; 48(2):175-80. PMID: 19179879.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Spergel JM, Brown-Whitehorn TF, Beausoleil JL, Franciosi J, Shuker M, Verma R, Liacouras CA. 14 years of eosinophilic esophagitis: clinical features and prognosis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2009 Jan; 48(1):30-6. PMID: 19172120.
      Citations: 145     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Liacouras CA, Spergel JM, Ruchelli E, Verma R, Mascarenhas M, Semeao E, Flick J, Kelly J, Brown-Whitehorn T, Mamula P, Markowitz JE. Eosinophilic esophagitis: a 10-year experience in 381 children. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2005 Dec; 3(12):1198-206. PMID: 16361045.
      Citations: 238     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    21. Brown KA, Back SJ, Ruchelli ED, Markowitz J, Mascarenhas M, Verma R, Piccoli DA, Baldassano RN, Brown KA, Back SJ, Ruchelli ED, Markowitz J, Mascarenhas M, Verma R, Piccoli DA, Baldassano RN. Lamina propria and circulating interleukin-6 in newly diagnosed pediatric inflammatory bowel disease patients. Am J Gastroenterol. 2002 Oct; 97(10):2603-8. PMID: 12385446.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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