Our Team

The digestive diseases, hepatology and nutrition team at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center includes board certified physicians, highly skilled nurses and registered dietitians who care exclusively for children of all ages.

Jeffrey Hyams, MD
Division Head, Digestive Diseases, Hepatology & Nutrition

Zev Davidovics, MD

Karan Emerick, MD

Franziska Mohr, MD

Wael Sayej, MD

Francisco Sylvester, MD

Bella Zeisler, MD

Donna Zeiter, MD

Kristin Philipp, MSN, APRN

Jodi Ripka, MSN, APRN

Heidi Sweeney, MSN, CPNP

Petra Amrein, RN, BSN
IBD, Clinical Care Coordinator

Phyllis Bebyn, RN

Nancy Etienne, RN, CPN
GI & Hepatology, Clinical Coordinator

Donna Gaudreau, RN

Hendriana Gutierrez, RN, RD, CCRP

Samantha Kilgore, RN

Susan Lambert, RN

Kristen Marrese, RN, BSN

Ingrid Triantafylidis, RN, BSN

Lori White, RN, BSN
IBD Clinician

Lauren Arata, RD, CNSC

Beth Chatfield, RD, MS

Susan Goodine, RD, CD-N

Katie Samela, RD, MS, CSP

Kate Vance, RD, CNSC

Mark Arena
GI Technician