Desale Yacob, MD, is an attending pediatric gastroenterologist at Nationwide Children’s and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He attended the University of Virginia for both his undergraduate and medical education. After completing his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters in Norfolk Virginia he came to Columbus where he completed his pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at Nationwide Children’s. His clinical interests span all areas of pediatric gastroenterology including motility disorders, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease and functional gastrointestinal disorders. As one of the motility experts of the GI division, he evaluates and helps take care of children referred from around the nation. He also has a special interest in endoscopic procedures. Dr. Yacob’s research interest is in the area of functional gastrointestinal disorders and neurogastrointestinal disorders. He is also a member of the center for colorectal and pelvic reconstruction (CCPR). He is named among the “Best Doctors in America.” His interests outside of medicine include history, painting, writing and soccer.