(From the July 2013 Issue of MedStat)
Ivor Hill, MD, MB, ChB, DCH, FCP(SA), FAAP, pediatric gastroenterologist, has been named medical director of the Celiac Disease Center at Nationwide Children’s. Dr. Hill, who joined the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Nationwide Children’s in May, will also serve as Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He comes to Nationwide Children’s from Wake Forest University and Brenner Children’s Hospital in North Carolina where he served as Section Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and was Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology. One of the leading clinicians and researchers in childhood celiac disease, Dr. Hill has been instrumental in raising awareness of the disease in the U.S. He was the chair of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) committee that developed the first evidence-based guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease in children. Dr. Hill’s clinical and research interests include multiple gastrointestinal diseases, focusing on celiac disease in children. His research specialties include infants with chronic diarrhea, effects of glutamine deficiency, A-gliadin peptide toxicity in the pathogenesis of celiac disease and the epidemiology of celiac disease.