Connecticut Children's Specialty Group

Division Head, Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology, Digestive Diseases, Hepatology & Nutrition


Jeffrey Hyams, MD

Meet Dr. Hyams

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Education: BA, Brandeis University, 1971
MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1975
Residency: Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital, 1975-1978
Fellowship: Medicine and Gastroenterology, Boston Children’s Hospital, 1978-1980

Board Certifications

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Faculty Appointment

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine


Dr. Hyams is one of the world’s leading experts in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. He has led pivotal clinical trials of biological agents in these disorders and has directed a long-term natural history registry that has described the course of almost 2000 children newly diagnosed with IBD. Dr. Hyams is the recent recipient of a $10.4M grant from the National Institutes of Health investigating the response of children newly diagnosed with ulcerative colitis to standardized therapies. He has worked with the FDA developing endpoints for pediatric clinical trials, and serves on the Rome Committee, an international research organization that investigates the course and treatment of functional GI disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, functional abdominal pain, abdominal migraine and functional dyspepsia.

Published Research

Dr. Hyams has published more than 250 peer reviewed articles, and is the co-editor of one of the standard pediatric digestive disease textbooks, Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, now in its 5th edition. He has also published numerous chapters and monographs on pediatric gastrointestinal disorders.

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