Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatric Gastroenterology

Pediatric Gastroenterology

by Brian Alverson, MD

Pediatric gastroenterologists are specialists who treat children from the newborn period through young adulthood. Since children express their concerns differently than adults, and they sometimes cannot answer medical questions, it is important to learn of alternative methods of patient evaluation. These specialized physicians focus on problems unique to pediatric patients, including GI-related growth problems, physical and emotional development, age-related social or family issues, and medical/genetic history.

Pediatric gastrointestinal pathology is wide-ranging, encompassing congenital disorders to acquired ones, but abdominal pathology can often be difficult to diagnose in an adult, not to mention a child. Keeping a high index of suspicion for a broad differential diagnosis is important for elucidating the key signs and symptoms that may lead to a specific diagnosis.

Course Details

  • Videos 33
  • Duration 3:34 h
  • Quiz questions 106
  • Concept Pages 27


Your Educators of course Pediatric Gastroenterology

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Dr. Brian Alverson is the Residency Director at Nemours Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware and a Professor of Pediatrics at Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Until 2022, he has been a Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medical Science at Brown University, as well as the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Rhode Island, USA.

He obtained his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1999 and is currently also the Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Education at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.

Due to his achievements in pediatric education, he has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Alverson teaches courses on Pediatrics.

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By Rodrigo J. on 23. August 2022 for Celiac Disease in Children

me gustó el video esta muy bien explicado y creo que esta todo lo necesario que necesitamos saber sobre enfermedad celiaca

By Claude B. on 12. June 2022 for Pediatric Gastroenterology

GREAT WORK LIKE YOUR IMAGING VERY MUCh Suggestion Close the lesson with an point form review with the key factors from symptoms till medications .....would be very usefull for me. Thank you

Really nice lectures
By Desi P. on 09. June 2022 for Pediatric Gastroenterology

He manages to present the key information in really short time without lacking explanation where it might be needed. All of his lectures are wonderful, no exceptions.

By Ghadeer K. on 10. March 2022 for Pediatric Gastroenterology

Dr. Alverson along with Dr. Raj are the reason I joined Lecturio. Together, they got me covered in pediatric and adults. Dr. Alverson’s grasp on everything pediatric is such that he is able to convey every piece of information clearly and precisely and more importantly makes it stick. I can easily recall information I learned from him not because I have great memory (I don’t) but because he is that kind of teacher. I know you know which kind I’m talking about. I’m considering pediatrics so he’s basically my idol currently.