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

James Heubi, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45229


Karen Murray, MD
Seattle Children's Hospital
Div of GI, P5-1, M.S OB 9.620
4800 Sand Point Way NE, PO Box 5371
Seattle, WA 98105


Benjamin D Gold, MD
Children's Center for Digestive Health Care
903-D Johnson Ferry Rd, NE, Suite 440
Atlanta, GA 30342


Jeannie Huang, MD, MPH
UCSD/Rady Children's Hospital
3020 Children's Way
MC 5030
San Diego, CA 92123


Eric Benchimol, MD ('20)
Melanie Greifer, MD ('20)
Stacy Kahn, MD ('21)
Ericka Montijo Barrios ("22)
John Pohl, MD ('22)
Ian Leibowitz, MD ('20)
Cara Mack, MD ('20)
Rachel Rosen ('22)

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