Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD

Carlo Di Lorenzo

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Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD, is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Nationwide Children's Hospital where he holds the Robert F. and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation Endowed Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Di Lorenzo has been among the first clinical investigators to assess the diagnostic value of antroduodenal and colonic manometry and to use the electronic barostat to assess visceral sensitivity in children. He co-authored the only three books on pediatric gastrointestinal motility, and has published more than 300 peer-reviewed original articles, chapters, invited reviews and editorials. He has been awarded the Master Award in Gastroenterology for Basic or Clinical research in Gastroenterology by the AGAI, the Golden Stethoscope Award by Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Award for Senior Investigator in Pediatrics by the IFFGD. He has been President of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

Named multiple times among the “Best Doctors in America," Dr. Di Lorenzo has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and the Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility. He has functioned as a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health and abstract reviewer for the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). Dr. Di Lorenzo has also held prominent roles in numerous national and international organizations and work groups, including:

  • Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) subcommittee to develop evaluation and treatment guidelines for functional abdominal pain
  • Chair of the Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and Neurogastroenterology working group of the second World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Chair of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) committee for the development of minimal standards for motility testing in children
  • Chair of the Adolescent Committee of the Rome III and Rome IV criteria
  • Chair of the Growth, Development and Child Health Section of the American Gastroenterology Association
Patient Care
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Golden Stethoscope Award Recipient, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2012
  • Listed, Best Doctors in America
  • Board Member, United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
  • Chairman, Pediatric Slide Committee for the Rome III Initiative
  • Council Member, Functional Bowel Group (FBG)
  • Grant Reviewer, Thrasher Research Fund
  • Member, Board for the "Small Intestine" section Faculty of 1000 Medicine
  • Member, Clinical Practice Committee of the American Motility Society
  • Member, Editorial Boards of Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
  • Member, Functional GI Disorders & Motility Disorders Working Group of the National Commission on Digestive Diseases (NCDD) of the NIH
  • Member, GI Working Group for “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” for U.S. News & World Report
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the Children’s Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation (CDHNF)
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board of the University of North Carolina (UNC) Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders
  • Member, Sub-board of Pediatric Gastroenterology of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 08/27/2004

Board Certifications
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
Fellowship Harbor UCLA Medical Center Date Completed: 06/30/1990
Fellowship University of Southern California County Hospital Date Completed: 04/30/1988
Fellowship Hospital Universitaire des Enfants - Brussels Date Completed: 12/31/1986
Residency 2nd University of Naples - Italy Date Completed: 07/31/1988
Internship 2nd University of Naples - Italy Date Completed: 07/31/1986
Medical School 2nd University of Naples - Italy Date Completed: 07/31/1984