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Hilary R. Jericho

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentPediatrics-Gastroenterology
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Dr. Jericho is a pediatric gastroenterologist at the University of Chicago, Comer Children’s Hospital. Dr. Jericho grew up in New London, CT in a physian-family, and completed the exclusive eight year combined degree program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) at the Ivy League’s Brown University for college and medical school in 2006. She completed her pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in 2009, and both her pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and her Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation at Northwestern University in June 2012, both top programs in her field. She joined the faculty at the University of Chicago later that year, drawn by the program’s reputation and colleague’s familial relationship.

    Dr. Jericho’s clinical work and research have focused on a combination of cholestatic liver disease, nutrition, functional gastrointestinal disorders and celiac disease, for which she has produced dozens of publications, peer-reviewed articles, and presentations. Her interest in pediatrics and style of working directly with her young patients started during medical school where she founded Fast Food Facts, a youth nutrition program to help increase children’s awareness of exercise, the body, and healthy food choices at home and when visiting fast food restaurants in Providence, RI. This program is a predecessor to the current posting of fast food nutritional information. At every level of her academic and professional career, Dr. Jericho is the recipient of a number of awards, including the 2003 American Medical Student Association National Jumpstart Grant, the 2010 Clinical Departments of Children’s Memorial Hospital and Children’s Memorial Research Center Tuition Scholarship, and the UChicago Medicine Pediatric Faculty Scholar Program.

    Dr. Jericho founded the video capsule endoscopy program at the hospital and is routinely called upon to consult other hospitals initiating this program. She is also specialized in clinical hypnotherapy which she offers as an alternative treatment for functional abdominal pain. As part of the hospital’s medical informatics and electronic medical records team, Dr. Jericho leverages technology to maximize patient care and provide a high degree of efficiency in her clinics. Dr. Jericho is also passionate about helping children suffering from constipation. In 2019 she completed a fun and informative video for families covering the topic of constipation in children. This is available on YouTube: http://Bit.ly/pedspoop.

    Dr. Jericho lives in Chicago’s South Loop with her husband and two children, who remind her regularly of the incredible capacity of children to learn, understand, and be highly involved in their care.


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    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL2012Pediatric Gastroenterology
    Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, ILMSCI2012Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation
    Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA2009Pediatrics
    Brown Alpert Medical School, Providence, RIMD2006Medicine
    Brown University, Providence, RIBA06/2001Visual Arts
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    2010 - 2012Clinical Departments of Children’s Memorial Hospital (CMMC) and Children’s Memorial Research Center , Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    2011 - 2011Study of Pediatric Liver Transplant (SPLIT) travel grant award, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    2013 - 2013NASPGHAN Nutrition University Conference recipient , NASPGHAN
    2015 - 2019Pediatric Faculty Scholar Award, University of Chicago Medicine, Comer Children's Hospital
    2012 - 2012Young Investigator Forum Award, ANMS

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         (Peter Whitington)Jan 1, 2010 - Jun 1, 2012
    Children’s Research Foundation Grant
    Bile Salt Kinetics In Children With Genetic Cholestasis and Bile Diversion Therapy
    Role Description: The goal of this study was to evaluate bile salt kinetic in children with Genetic Cholestasis and Bile Diversion Therapy
    Role: Co-investigatory

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    1. Amirikian K, Sansotta N, Guandalini S, Jericho H. Effects of the Gluten-free Diet on Body Mass Indexes in Pediatric Celiac Patients. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 03; 68(3):360-363. PMID: 30801395.
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    2. Mayassi T, Ladell K, Gudjonson H, McLaren JE, Shaw DG, Tran MT, Rokicka JJ, Lawrence I, Grenier JC, van Unen V, Ciszewski C, Dimaano M, Sayegh HE, Kumar V, Wijmenga C, Green PHR, Gokhale R, Jericho H, Semrad CE, Guandalini S, Dinner AR, Kupfer SS, Reid HH, Barreiro LB, Rossjohn J, Price DA, Jabri B. Chronic Inflammation Permanently Reshapes Tissue-Resident Immunity in Celiac Disease. Cell. 2019 02 21; 176(5):967-981.e19. PMID: 30739797.
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    3. Jericho H, Guandalini S. Extra-Intestinal Manifestation of Celiac Disease in Children. Nutrients. 2018 Jun 12; 10(6). PMID: 29895731.
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    4. Sansotta N, Amirikian K, Guandalini S, Jericho H. Celiac Disease Symptom Resolution: Effectiveness of the Gluten-free Diet. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 01; 66(1):48-52. PMID: 28514243.
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    5. Jericho H, Sansotta N, Guandalini S. Extraintestinal Manifestations of Celiac Disease: Effectiveness of the Gluten-Free Diet. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 07; 65(1):75-79. PMID: 28644353.
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    6. Jericho H, Assiri A, Guandalini S. Celiac Disease and Wheat Intolerance Syndrome: A Critical Update and Reappraisal. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 01; 64(1):15-21. PMID: 27322560.
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    7. Cordova J, Jericho H, Azzam RK. An Overview of Cirrhosis in Children. Pediatr Ann. 2016 Dec 01; 45(12):e427-e432. PMID: 27975111.
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    8. Cordova J, Sriram S, Patton T, Jericho H, Gokhale R, Weinstein D, Sentongo T. Manifestations of Cow's-Milk Protein Intolerance in Preterm Infants. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 Jan; 62(1):140-4. PMID: 26252918.
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    9. Jericho HS, Kaurs E, Boverhof R, Knisely A, Shneider BL, Verkade HJ, Whitington PF. Bile acid pool dynamics in progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis with partial external bile diversion. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2015 Mar; 60(3):368-74. PMID: 25383786.
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    10. Guandalini S, Jericho H. Celiac Disease and Gluten-Related Disorders. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2014 Aug; 25(2):409-24. PMID: 27132322.
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    11. Jericho H, Weinstein J, Melin-Aldana H, Leuer KC, Wyers M, Alonso EM, Ekong UD. Successful treatment with rituximab of an Epstein-Barr virus-associated leiomyosarcoma occurring after liver transplantation. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 Jan; 58(1):e2-4. PMID: 24378523.
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    12. Jericho H, Adams P, Zhang G, Rychlik K, Saps M. Nausea predicts delayed gastric emptying in children. J Pediatr. 2014 Jan; 164(1):89-92. PMID: 24128650.
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