The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Hepatology offers comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and laboratory services to evaluate and treat infants, children and adolescents with gastrointestinal disorders.

Learn more about the services offered at UMMC.

For appointments call: 410-328-6749

Physicians

Samra S. Blanchard, MD

Samra S. Blanchard, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Steven J. Czinn, MD

Steven J. Czinn, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Rishi  Gupta, MD

Rishi Gupta, MD

Interim Visiting Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Howard Aaron Ian Kader, MD

Howard Aaron Ian Kader, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Jay A. Perman, MD

Jay A. Perman, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Runa Diwadkar Watkins, MD

Runa Diwadkar Watkins, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Donna  Zeiter, MD

Donna Zeiter, MD

Interim Visiting Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Staff

Constance Chamberlin, RD
Support Staff

Pamela Cureton, RD
Support Staff
Special Interests: Pediatric and Adult Celiac Disease and Dietary Treatment


Ryann Diehl, RD 
Support Staff
Special Interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition
Ryann Diehl, one of the outpatient Pediatric Dietitians at the University of Maryland Medical Center, a graduate of James Madison University with a degree in Dietetics, marathon runner, active youth mentor and experimental chef in her own kitchen. She loves to hike, prepare new recipes, explore new coffee shops and farmers markets and meet new people. Ryann has a passion for education and mentorship with the realm of pediatric nutrition, specifically with an ultimate goal of playing a part---however small or big--in the reversal of childhood obesity.

Elaine Leonard-Puppa, RN, Med, DHA, CCRP
Research Specialist
Special Interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Celiac Disease

Elsie Stines, RN, MS, CPNP 
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Special Interest: Pediatric Gastroenterology; Failure to Thrive; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Constipation/Encopresis

Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivities Team