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Combined Cystic Fibrosis-Gastroenterology Clinic

GI Programs and Centers

Rady Children’s Hospital is a recognized pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center. To provide better care to our CF patients, a combined Cystic Fibrosis-Gastroenterology clinic was started in 2009 by Dr. Mary Abigail Garcia, MD (GI) and Dr. Mark Pian, MD (Pulmonary).

As most patients with CF experience pancreatic insufficiency and several have CF-related liver disease, constipation, failure to thrive, abdominal pain, and distal intestinal obstruction syndrome, this clinic is an important step to providing well-rounded care to CF patients. This multidisciplinary clinic involves gastroenterology, pulmonology, nutrition, respiratory therapy, social work and CF nursing care.