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Published in This Week on October 21, 2013

Pediatrics faculty welcome Tipnis

Tipnis_NeeleshDr. Neelesh A. Tipnis, a pediatric gastroenterologist, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an associate professor of pediatrics. He will serve as the Paul H. Parker Professor and Chair of Pediatric Gastroenterology.

A native of Rockford, Ill., Tipnis received the B.S. in natural sciences (bacteriology) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993 and earned the M.D. at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, in 1997. He had a general surgery internship at the University of Texas-Houston Medical School from 1997-98, pediatric internship and residency training from 1998-2001 and a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition from 2001-04 at the University of California-San Diego Medical Center. He is board-certified in general pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology.

Tipnis served as an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, from 2004-11 and as an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of California-San Diego from 2012-13.

A three-time selection on the Best Doctors in America list, Tipnis is an active member of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society, the American Gastroenterology Association and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, among others.

An internationally invited speaker, Tipnis has authored or coauthored more than a dozen articles in peer-reviewed professional publications, nine book chapters and more than 30 abstracts. He has reviewed articles for several journals, including the Journal of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, the American Journal of Gastroenterology and the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

Tipnis will develop the region's only center for pediatric gastrointestinal motility and functional bowel disorders to study severe forms of pediatric reflux, abdominal pain, feeding difficulties and constipation.

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