Steven H. Erdman, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Steven H. Erdman, MD

Steven H. Erdman, MD Best Doctors 2011-2012

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
Westerville Surgery Center


Steven H. Erdman, MD, is an attending pediatric gastroenterologist at Nationwide Children’s and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He also serves as Director of the Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program and supervises all educational activities for the GI Division. Dr. Erdman’s clinical and research interests focus on hereditary colorectal cancer, and polyposis syndromes in children and young adults. He is recognized as an expert on the use of double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) as a therapeutic and diagnostic tool in the pediatric population. Dr. Erdman is past president of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC), serves as the Administrative Director of the Collaborative Fund of the CGA, and is named among the “Best Doctors in America.”


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training

Medical School

  • University of Utah
    Date Completed: 06/30/1981


  • University of Colorado
    Date Completed: 06/30/1984


  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1988


  • Pediatrics


  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology & Nutrition


  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 09/12/2000


  • Erdman SH, Hoffenberg EJ. 2010. Hereditary Polyposis Syndromes. In In and Benign Intestinal Tumors
  • Lin TK, Erdman SH,. 2010. Double Balloon enteroscopy.  a pediatric experience.
  • Huang SC, Erdman SH,. 2009. Pediatric Juvenile polyposis syndromes.  An update. Vol. Current Gastroenterology Reports, no. Current Gastroenterology Reports. (January): 211-219.
  • Otabor IA, Abdessalam SF, Erdman SH, Hammond S, and Besner GE. 2009. Gastric Outlet Obstruction due to Adenocarcinoma in a Patient with Ataxia-Telangiectasis Syndrome.  Case Report and Review of the Literature.. Vol. World Journal of Surgical Oncology, no. January.
  • Erdman TS, Erdman SH. 2007. The Gastrointestinal System. In In Mosby's Neonatal Nursing Online Course Manual
  • Erdman SH. 2007. Pediatric adenomatous polyposis syndromes: an update.  Current Gastroenterology Reports. Vol. 9, no. 3. (January): 237-244.
  • Erdman SH. 2006. Adenocarcinoma in Familial Adenomatous Polyposis. In Post-Graduate Course presentation
  • Erdman SH, Erdman TS. 2005. The neonatal alimentary system. In Clinical Education Series
  • Erdman SH, Crandall W. 2003. GER in children. In Mere inconvenience or real disease
  • Qualman SJ, Bowen J, Erdman SH. 2003. Molecular basis of the brain tumor-polyposis (Turcot) syndrome.  Pediatr Dev Pathol.
  • Erdman SH, Barnard JA. 2002. Gastrointestinal polyps and polyposis syndromes in children.  Curr Opin Pediatric. Vol. 14, no. January: 576-582.
  • Erdman SH, Barber B, Barton LL. 2002. Aspergillus cholangitis.  A late complication following kasai portoenterostomy. Vol. J Pediatr Surg 37, no. January: 923-925.
  • Gerner EW, Broome-Powell M, Erdman SH, Ignatenko NA, Besselsen D. 2001. Deregulation of polyamine synthesis in two genetically altered rodent models of gastrointestinal carcinogenesis. In COST 917: Biogenically Active Amines in Food, volume V, Polyamines and tumour growth, Biologically active amines in food processing
  • Erdman SH. 2001. 18-month toddler with barky cough; 2-year old girl with suspected button battery ingestion; Ingestion of metal screw by a 6-year old boy; Marble ingestion in a 6-year-old with trisomy 21; Ingestion of a quarter by an 8-year-old girl. In Pediatrics: A Problem-Based Review,. Edited by Burg FD, Vaughn VC and Nelson KG. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.
  • Brensinger JD, Petersen GM, Erdman SH, Ferre M, Luce MC, Kinzler KW, Vogelstein B, Giardiello FM. 2001. Cafe au lait spots and early onset colorectal neoplasia.  A novel variant of HNPCC.
  • Erdman SH, Crandall W. 2001. GER in children. In Mere inconvenience or real disease
  • Erdman SH. 2001. Timor staging. In Defining cancer behavior
  • Erdman SH,. 1999. Foreign Bodies of the Gastrointestinal tract. In Current Pediatric Therapy. Edited by Burg FD, Ingelfinger JR, Polin RA, Wald ER. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.
  • Erdman SH, Ignatenko NA, Powell MB, Blohm K, Holubec H, Guillen-Rodriguez JM, and Gerner EW. 1999. APC-dependent changes in expression of genes influencing polyamine metabolism, and consequences for gastrointestinal carcinogenesis in the Min Mouse.  Carcinogenesis. Vol. 20, no. January: 1709-1713.
  • Erdman SH. 1999. Chronic Recurrent Abdominal Pain.  Practical Gastroenterology. Vol. 23, no. January: 20,23,58,66-68.
  • Erdman SH. 1999. Nutritional imperatives in cystic fibrosis.  Ped Annals. Vol. 28 (2), no. January: 129-136.
  • Erdman SH, Wu HD, Hixson LJ, Ahnen DJ, and Gerner EW. 1997. Assessment of mutations in Ki-ras and p53 in colon cancers from azoxymethane and dimethylhydrazine treated rats.  Molecular Carcinogenesis. Vol. 19, no. January: 137-144.
  • Duncan B, Barton LL, Eicher ML, Chmielarczyk VT, Erdman SH, and Hulett RL. 1997. Medication induced pneumatosis intestinalis.  Pediatrics. Vol. 99, no. January: 633-636.
  • Udall Jr Jn and Erdman SH. 1995. Nutritional Concerns. In Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children and Adolescents. Switzerland: Harwood Academic publishers JJ Levine and MJ Pettei.
  • Erdman SH, McElwee CL, Kramer JM, Zuppan CW, White JJ, Grill BB,. 1994. Central line occlusion with three-in-one nutrition admixtures administered at home.  JPEN. Vol. 18, no. January: 177-181.
  • Erdman SH, and Udall Jr JN. 1993. Maldigestion and Malabsorption. In Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disease Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management. Edited by Wyllie R and Hyams JS. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.
  • Grierson HL, Share J, Davis JR, McGregor R, McCarty J, Blecha T, Church J, Silberman T, Kobrinsky N, Israels S, Andrews L, Erdman SH, and Purtilo DT. 1993. Evaluation of families wherein a single malemanifests a phenotype of X-linked lymphoproliferative disease.  Am J Medical Genetics. Vol. 47, no. January: 458-463.
  • Budd SC, Erdman SH, Long DM, Trombley SK, and Udall Jr JN. 1993. Improved lactation with metoclopramide.  A case report. Vol. 32, no. Clinical Peds. (January): 53-57.
  • Hart MH, Kaufman SS, Erdman SH, Vanderhoof JA, Markin RS, Kruger R, Linder J, Antonson DL. 1991. CMV Induced neonatal hepatitis and extrahepatic biliary atresia in twins.  AM J Dis Child. Vol. 145, no. January: 302-305.
  • Erdman SH, Park JHY, Hart MH, Vanderhoof JA. 1991. The intestinal of 3-0-methyl-d-glucose in methotrexate treated rats:an in study of small bowel function.  J Ped Gastroenterol Nutr. Vol. 13, no. January: 360-366.
  • Erdman SH. 1990. Effects of starvation and difluoromethylornithine on diamine oxidase activity in rat ileum.  Digestion.
  • Erdman SH, Park JHY, Thompson JS, Grandjean, CJ, Hart MH, Vanderhoof JA. 1989. Suppression of diamine oxidase activity enhances post-resection ileal proliferation in the rat.  Gastroenterology. Vol. 96, no. January: 1533-1538.
  • Hart MH, Grandjean CJ, Park JHY, Erdman SH, Vanderhoof JA. 1988. Essential Fatty acid deficiency and post-resection mucosal adaptation in the rat.  Gastroenterology. Vol. 3, no. 94. (January): 682-687.
  • Hart MH, Phares CK, Erdman SH, Grandjean CJ, Park JHY, Vanderhoof JA. 1987. Augmentation of post-resection mucosal hyperplasia by plerocercoid growth factor (PGF).  An anlog of human growth hormone.
  • Park JHY, Grandjean CJ, Hart MH, Erdman SH, Pour P, Vanderhoof JA,. 1986. Effect of pure zinc deficiency on glucose tolerance and insulin and glucagon levels.  Am J Physiol 251 (Endocrinol Metab 14).
  • Erdman SH, Christensen RD, Bradley PP, Rothstein G. 1982. Supply and Release of Storage Neutrophils.  A Developmental study.
  • Erdman SH. Pediatric adenomatous polyposis syndromes: an update. Current Gastroenterology Reports 9(3): 237-44, 2007.
  • Erdman TS, Erdman SH. The Gastrointestinal System. In: Mosby’s Neonatal Nursing Online Course Manual. (Altimier L, ed.) Elsevier, Inc., 2007.

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Listed, Best Doctors in America
  • Listed, Guide to America’s Top Pediatricians
  • Organizing Committee, 17th Annual Meeting of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer
  • Ad hoc reviewer, National Institute of Health, Special Emphasis panel/Scientific Review Group 2011
  • Executive Council (elected), Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer 2007-08
  • Head, Abstract Selection Committee, Annual Meeting of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer 2007-09
  • Chair, Teaching and Tomorrow Mentorship Program, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 2011-13
  • Member, American Gastroenterological Association
  • Member, International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours (InSiGHT)
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
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