NASPGHAN is governed by a thirteen-member Executive Council selected by the membership for their expertise and leadership in the science and practice of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. The Executive Council determines policy; ensures that the organization has the necessary resources available to fulfill its mission; gives direction to the acquisition and disposition of resources; provides effective stewardship of resources; and strengthens the relevancy of NASPGHAN, serving as ambassadors of the organization and participating in community networks.

Executive Council

Past President

Karen F. Murray, MD
Cleveland Clinic Children’s
8850 Euclid Avenue, R3
Cleveland, OH 44195


Benjamin D. Gold, MD
Children’s Center for Digestive Healthcare, LLC
Gi Care for Kids, LLC
993-D Johnson Ferry Road, NE, Suite 440
Atlanta, GA 30342


Jenifer R. Lightdale, MD, MPH
UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center
Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 02467



Norberto Rodriguez-Baez, MD
Department of Pediatrics
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Children’s Health Dallas
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX 75235


Stacy Kahn, MD
Boston, MA

Ericka Montijo Barrios, MD, PhD
Naucalpan, Mexico

John Pohl, MD
Salt Lake City, UT

Rachel Rosen, MD, MA
Boston, MA

Jonathan Teitelbaum, MD
Long Branch, NJ

Justine Turner, MD, PhD
Edmonton, B



NASPGHAN Committees

NASPGHAN’s success is dependent upon the diversity of its elected and appointed members' voluntary contributions and involvement. Committees support the work of NASPGHAN by facilitating programs, implementing new initiatives and exploring ways in which the society can better meet the needs of professionals and patients, thereby enhancing patient care.


The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses
Help & Hope for Children with Digestive Disorders
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
JPGN Reports