Nationally ranked care. Another way our love for kids just keeps on growing.


The pediatric Gastroenterology and GI Surgery program was ranked in the 2014-2015 U.S. News & World Report's list of "Best Children's Hospitals." Click the badge for more about SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital and the rankings and how having the best in pediatric care is another way our love for kids just keeps on growing.

Contact Us

To make an appointment, please call 314-268-4010 or 314-577-5647.

Our Locations

We're located in St. Louis City on South Grand Boulevard between I-64/HW-40 and I-44. Get directions to our main campus here.

We also see patients at our Close to Home locations, including St. Anthony's Medical Center in South County and SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Lake Saint Louis.

Our Services

We provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of conditions in children involving the intestines, liver, growth and nutrition. Our staff is specifically trained to treat the following conditions:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Failure to thrive
  • Feeding problems
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Hepatitis B
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver disease
  • Liver transplant
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatitis
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Vomiting
  • Weight management

Our Research

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is involved in a wide range of cutting-edge research projects aimed at developing new and better treatments for our patients.  Our physicians’ areas of research include:

Children Study Results

Dr. Teckman presented the study that shows most Alpha-1 children with liver disease have few symptons and normal growth. Click here for more information on the study.

Resources for Parents

Meet the Team

Jeff Teckman, MD, Director

Ajay Jain, MD

Nisha Mangalat, MD

Caroline Meyer, MD

Helen Pappa, MD

Jerry Rosenblum, MD

Kathy Spranaitis, PNP

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