Carolina Cerezo, MD

Division Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology

Michael Herzlinger, MD

Fellowship Program Director

Albert Ross IV, MD

Medical Director; Director, Pediatric Endoscopy

Vania Kasper, MD

Director, Center for Liver & Pancreatic Disease

Jason Shapiro, MD

Research Director; Director, Pediatric IBD Center

Linda Shalon, MD

Director, Quality Improvement

Shova Subedi, MD

Associate Director, Pediatric IBD Center

Allison Berhle Yardley, MD

Associate Director Intestinal Rehabilitation Program

Sarah Hagin, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

Heather Pelletier, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

Beth Pinkos, MS, RDN

Fellowship Program Coordinator

Michael Duncan, MSM

Practice Manager

Karen Swartz, CCLS

Child Life Specialist

Stephanie Marchand, PhD, RD, LDN, CLC

Registered Dietitian, Food Allergy

Maria Santini, RD, CNSC, LDN

Registered Dietitian, Celiac Disease

Megan Umbriano, RD, LDN

Registered Dietitian

Barbara Bancroft, RN

Clinical Research Nurse

Kayla Pirri, MS, OTR/L

Feeding Program, Occupational Therapist

Alexandra Delayo

Feeding Program, Occupational Therapist
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Carolina Cerezo, MD

Position: Division Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology

Carolina Cerezo, MD, is the division director of the Pediatric Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Diseases and director of the Feeding Program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Dr. Cerezo is also an associate professor of pediatrics and clinician educator at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is certified in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition.

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Michael Herzlinger, MD

Position: Fellowship Program Director

Michael Herzlinger, MD is an Assistant (Clinical) Professor of Pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Hasbro Children’s Hospital.  He is the Program Director of the Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program and a Mary B Arnold Mentor at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  

Prior to his current position he completed Residency in Pediatrics and Fellowship in Pediatric GI at Brown University, Medical School at New York University School of Medicine, Postbaccalaureate studies at Columbia University in New York, and Bachelors of Arts at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  

Dr. Herzlinger is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology.

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Albert Ross IV, MD

Position: Medical Director; Director, Pediatric Endoscopy

Dr. Albert Ross is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Hasbro Children’s Hospital.  He is the Director of Endoscopy and the Medical Director of the Division of Pediatric GI, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Hasbro.

Dr. Ross is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine.  He completed his Pediatric Residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, NH and his Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine in Los Angeles, CA.  After fellowship, Dr. Ross returned to his home state of Kansas, where he was an attending pediatric gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita.  He went on to lead the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO before returning to the East Coast to join the faculty here at Brown in 1999. 

Dr. Ross is board certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology.

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Vania Kasper, MD

Position: Director, Center for Liver & Pancreatic Disease

Vania Kasper, MD an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Educator at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Hasbro Children’s Hospital.  She has completed fellowships in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Brown University and in Pediatric Transplant Hepatology at Columbia University.

Prior to her fellowship training, she completed a Residency and Chief Residency in Pediatrics at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Dr. Kasper founded the Children’s Center for Liver Disease and is the Medical Director for the CHANGES adolescent weight management program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.  She is actively involved in resident and fellow education and curriculum development.  Dr. Kasper’s research interests include non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, Fontan- associated liver disease and liver disease in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr. Kasper is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric gastroenterology and board eligible in Pediatric Transplant Hepatology.

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Jason Shapiro, MD

Position: Research Director; Director, Pediatric IBD Center

Dr. Shapiro grew up in Lincoln, Rhode Island. He attended college and medical school at the University of Vermont before returning home to Rhode Island where he completed his residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Dr. Shapiro is currently a faculty member in the division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Diseases at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and is assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. His clinical and research interests are focused on pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. 

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Linda Shalon, MD

Position: Director, Quality Improvement

Dr. Linda Shalon is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. She is the Director of Quality Improvement in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include general gastroenterology, nutrition and obesity.

Prior to her current position, she completed Fellowship in Pediatric GI at North Shore University Hospital/Cornell University Medical College, Residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Medical School at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, and her master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Shalon is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology

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Shova Subedi, MD

Position: Associate Director, Pediatric IBD Center

Shova Subedi, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Hasbro Children’s Hospital.  She is the Associate Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. 

Prior to her position here at Brown/Hasbro she was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and an attending Pediatric Gastroenterologist at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in New Hampshire.  During her tenure at Dartmouth she served as the physician leader for Improve Care Now (ICN) Inflammatory Bowel Disease registry. 

Dr. Subedi is originally from Nepal, where she was recognized for her many academic accomplishments including the “Outstanding Student of the Decade” at the L.R.I School.  On arrival to the U.S., she completed her residency training in the Department of Pediatrics at Ascension St. John Providence Children’s Hospital in Detroit, MI, and her fellowship training in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Brown University. 

Dr. Subedi is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology.

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Allison Berhle Yardley, MD

Position: Associate Director Intestinal Rehabilitation Program

Allison Behrle Yardley, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Behrle Yardley earned her medical degree at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond. She served her pediatrics residency at Hasbro Children’s Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She completed a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at Children’s National Health System/George Washington University.

Dr. Behrle Yardley also trained as a researcher in the laboratory of infectious diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland.  Her research focused on chronic norovirus infection, specifically in immunocompromised patients.

As a graduating resident, she was recognized by her peers and instructors at the Alpert Medical School for outstanding dedication to patient care.

She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.

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Sarah Hagin, PhD

Position: Pediatric Psychologist
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Heather Pelletier, PhD

Position: Pediatric Psychologist
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Beth Pinkos, MS, RDN

Position: Fellowship Program Coordinator
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Michael Duncan, MSM

Position: Practice Manager
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Karen Swartz, CCLS

Position: Child Life Specialist
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Stephanie Marchand, PhD, RD, LDN, CLC

Position: Registered Dietitian, Food Allergy
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Maria Santini, RD, CNSC, LDN

Position: Registered Dietitian, Celiac Disease
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Megan Umbriano, RD, LDN

Position: Registered Dietitian
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Barbara Bancroft, RN

Position: Clinical Research Nurse
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Kayla Pirri, MS, OTR/L

Position: Feeding Program, Occupational Therapist
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Alexandra Delayo

Position: Feeding Program, Occupational Therapist