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Jeffrey Hyams, MD

Division Head, Gastroenterology
Director, The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Director, The Infusion Center
The Mandell-Braunstein Family Endowed Chair for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group


BA, Brandeis University, 1971
MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1975

Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital, 1975-1978

Medicine and Gastroenterology, Boston Children’s Hospital, 1978-1980

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Faculty Appointment

    Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    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 was the recipient of a $10.4M grant from the National Institutes of Health (2012-2018) investigating the response of children newly diagnosed with ulcerative colitis to standardized therapies, and is currently investigating the role of prebiotics in the maintenance of remission in IBD. He has received awards for his research and teaching by the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition as well as the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. 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.

    Selected Publications

    • Dr. Hyams has published more than 300 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 6th edition. He has also published numerous research papers, chapters and monographs on pediatric gastrointestinal disorders. View Dr. Hyams’ ResearchGate profile.

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