Jane P. Balint, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Contact Information

Gastroenterology & Hepatology & Nutrition
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-3450
FX: (614) 722-3454

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus


Jane Balint, MD, is an attending pediatric gastroenterologist at Nationwide Children’s and an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Balint is a physician in the Center for Intestinal Rehabilitation and Nutrition Support, the inpatient and outpatient intestinal rehabilitation program at Nationwide Children’s. She is also the Medical Director of both the Nutrition Support Service and Clinical Nutrition at Nationwide Children’s. Dr. Balint is named among the “Best Doctors in America.” Her clinical interest is in the care of children with short bowel syndrome and other forms of intestinal failure.


  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Research Interests

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Albany Medical College
    Date Completed: 05/25/1989


  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Date Completed: 06/15/1990


  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Date Completed: 06/30/1992


  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1995


  • Pediatrics


  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology & Nutrition


  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 12/09/1998


  • Squires RH, Duggan C, Teitelbaum DH, Wales PW, Balint J et al. 2012. Natural History of Pediatric Intestinal Failure: Initial Report from the Pediatric Intestinal Failure Consortium.  Journal of Pediatrics. Vol. 161, no. October: 723-728.
  • Potter C, Hogan MJ, Henry-Kendjorsky K, Balint J, Barnard JA. 2011. Safety of pediatric percutaneous liver biopsy performed by interventional radiologists.  Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Vol. 53, no. 2. (August): 202-205.
  • Dotson JL; Crandall W; Mousa H; Honegger JR; Denson L; Samson C; Cunningham D; Balint J; Dienhart M; Jaggi P; Carvalho R. 2011. Presentation and outcome of histoplasmosis in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease patients treated with antitumor necrosis factor alpha therapy: a case series.  Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Vol. 17, no. 1. (January): e56.
  • Hesse AAJ, Balint JP. 2010. Nutritional support. In Paediatric Surgery : A Comprehensive Text for Africa. Edited by Ameh E, Bickler S, Lakhoo K, Nwomeh B, Poenaru. D: Global HELP.
  • Balint, JP. 2010. Gross Digestion Principles: Gastric Grinding and Gastrointestinal Motility. In The A.S.P.E.N. Pediatric Nutrition Support Core Curriculum. Edited by Corkins MR, Balint J, Bobo E, Plogsted S, Yaworski JA. Silver Spring, MD: American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.
  • Otabor IA, Balint JP, Besner GE. 2009. Myectomy-Myotomy for Long Segment Hirschsprung’s Disease in a Patient with Haddad Syndrome.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 44, no. 3. (March): 620-622.
  • Wessel J; Balint J; Crill C; Klotz K. 2005. Standards for specialized nutrition support: hospitalized pediatric patients.  Nutrition In Clinical Practice: Official Publication Of The American Society For Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition. Vol. 20, no. 1. (February): e103.
  • Balint JP. 2004. Jaundice. In Practical Strategies in Pediatric Diagnosis and Therapy, 2nd ed.. Edited by Kliegman RM, Greenbaum LA, Lye PS. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders.
  • Glover JJ; Caniano DA; Balint J. 2001. Ethical challenges in the care of infants with intestinal failure and lifelong total parenteral nutrition.  Seminars In Pediatric Surgery. Vol. 10, no. 4. (November): e230.
  • Balint JP, Balistreri WF. 2001. Sclerosing cholangitis. In Liver Disease in Children, 2nd ed.. Edited by Suchy FJ, Sokol, RJ, Balistreri WF. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
  • Bousvaros A; Kirschner BS; Werlin SL; Parker-Hartigan L; Daum F; Freeman KB; Balint JP; Day AS; Griffiths AM; Zurakowski D; Ferry GD; Leichtner AM. 2000. Oral tacrolimus treatment of severe colitis in children.  The Journal Of Pediatrics. Vol. 137, no. 6. (December): e794.
  • Li BU; Balint JP. 2000. Cyclic vomiting syndrome: evolution in our understanding of a brain-gut disorder.  Advances In Pediatrics. Vol. 47, no. January: e117.
  • Heikenen JB; Werlin SL; Brown CW; Balint JP. 1999. Presenting symptoms and diagnostic lag in children with inflammatory bowel disease.  Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Vol. 5, no. 3. (August): e158.
  • Balint JP. 1998. Physical findings in nutritional deficiencies.  Pediatric Clinics Of North America. Vol. 45, no. 1. (February): e245.
  • Balint JP, Kliegman RM. 1998. Nutritional support of the neonate I: alternate fuels and routes of administration. In Principles of Perinatal-Neonatal Metabolism, 2nd ed.. Edited by Cowett RM. New York: Springer.
  • Balint JP, Kosiba JL, Cohen MB. 1997. The heat-stable enterotoxin-guanylin receptor is expressed in rat hepatocytes and in rat hepatoma (H-35) cell line.  Journal of Receptor and Signal Transduction Research. Vol. 17, no. January: e609.
  • Balint JP, Balistreri WF. 1996. Jaundice. In Practical Strategies in Pediatric Diagnosis and Therapy. Edited by Kliegman RM, Nieder ML, Super DM. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, Co.,.
  • Balint JP, Cohen MB. 1995. Evaluation and management of the adolescent with infectious diarrhea.  Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews. Vol. 6, no. January: e317.
  • Paarlberg J; Balint JP. 1985. Gastrostomy tubes: practical guidelines for home care.  Pediatric Nursing. Vol. 11, no. 2. (March): e99.
  • Balint J. 1984. Physical integrity assessment. In Nursing Assessment: A Multidimensional Approach. Edited by Bellack JP, Bamford PA. Monterey, CA: Wadsworth Health Sciences Division.
  • Balint J; Menninger K; Hurt M. 1983. Job opportunities for master's prepared nurses.  Nursing Outlook. Vol. 31, no. 2. (March): e109.

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Listed, Best Doctors in America
  • Partners in Care, Partners in Hope, Family Advisory Council's Award for Excellence in Family-Centered Care, Nationwide Children's Hospital (2007)
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