Children with Cholestatic Liver Disease: Nutrition


Children with Cholestatic Liver Disease: Nutrition
January 11, 2023

Children with cholestatic liver diseases have unique nutritional requirements. Without bile reaching their intestines, they often suffer from fat-malabsorption and associated consequences. As a result, they require formulas with special fat preparations, as well as intensive monitoring to ensure adequate growth. They also often have fat-soluble vitamin deficiencies requiring aggressive supplementation.

In this webinar, the second in a four-part series, nutritional considerations in children with cholestasis will be discussed, with special emphasis on nutritional support and vitamin/micronutrient deficiencies.



Saeed Mohammad, MD, MS
Director, Liver Transplantation
Director, Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Center at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville TN
Pediatric Liver Transplant Program



Sanjiv Harpavat, MD PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Texas Children’s Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine

Mercedes Martinez, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at CUMC
Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical Director, Intestinal Transplant Program
Medical Director, Pediatric Abdominal Organ Transplant at NewYork-Presbyterian
Clinical Director, Human Studies Core CCTI



Shikha S. Sundaram, MD MSCI, FAASLD
Hewit/Andrews Chair in Pediatric Liver Disease
Professor of Pediatrics Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Center
Section of Pediatric GI, Hepatology and Nutrition, Digestive Health Institute
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Jennifer Vittorio, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Director, Pediatric Transplant Transition Program
Children’s Hospital at Montefiore



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