Dr. Sudarshan Jadcherla Awarded 2009 Masters Award in Gastroenterology from American Gastroenterology Association

August 6, 2009

Sudarshan Jadcherla, MD, FRCPI, DCH was awarded the 2009 Masters Award in Gastroenterology by the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) for Outstanding Achievement in Basic or Clinical Digestive Sciences Research. The AGA Masters Awards were created to recognize and celebrate the achievements of the best and the brightest in the field of gastroenterology.

Dr. Jadcherla is an attending neonatologist and medical director of The Neonatal and Infant Feeding Disorders Program at Nationwide Childrens Hospital; and a principal investigator in the Center for Perinatal Research in The Research Institute at Nationwide Childrens Hospital. He is also an associate professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Dr. Jadcherla is one of very few pediatric specialists to receive this award from the AGA an association of more than 15,000 members worldwide. Last year, Nationwide Childrens chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD, received the award.

It is incredible that two Nationwide Childrens GI researchers have received this international award, said John Barnard, MD, president of The Research Institute at Nationwide Childrens. The significance cannot be overstated. The award also is noteworthy since Dr. Jadcherla is a neonatologist rather than a practicing gastroenterologist.

Dr. Jadcherlas research focuses on neonatal feeding disorders. His clinical research works to define the mechanisms of feeding failure and airway compromise in developing infants and to pave the way for evidence-based diagnosis and therapeutic intervention particularly in neonatal dysphagia, gastroesophageal reflux disease and chronic lung disease of infancy. The Neonatal and Infant Feeding Disorders Program at Nationwide Childrens, which Dr. Jadcherla leads, is the only one in the world taking a multi-organ perspective to understand infant feeding disorders.

I dont work for awards or honors. My goal is to improve the quality of life for neonates struggling with feeding disorders. I am passionate about making a difference in their and their families lives, said Dr. Jadcherla. Receiving this award was humbling; I am honored to be included in this distinguished group of clinicians and scientists. Dr. Jadcherla credits his success to his mentors and his wife and two children for their support and sacrifice. This could not have happened without my familys support which I treasure, he explained.

This year is the 15th year for the Masters Awards, which were presented in Chicago.

NOTE TO EDITOR:  Dr. Jadcherla is a resident of New Albany, Ohio.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.