NASPGHAN is governed by a ten-member Executive Council selected by the membership for their expertise and leadership in the science and practice of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. The Executive Council determines policy; ensures that the organization has the necessary resources available to fulfill its mission; gives direction to the acquisition and disposition of resources; provides effective stewardship of resources; and strengthens the relevancy of NASPGHAN, serving as ambassadors of the organization and participating in community networks.

Executive Council

Past President

Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205


James Heubi, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45229


Karen Murray, MD
Seattle Children's Hospital
Div of GI, P5-1, M.S OB 9.620
4800 Sand Point Way NE, PO Box 5371
Seattle, WA 98105 


Jeannie Huang, MD, MPH
UCSD/Rady Children's Hospital
3020 Children's Way
MC 5030
San Diego, CA 92123


Eric Benchimol, MD ('20)

Valeria Cohran, MD ('18)

Douglas Fishman, MD, FASGE ('19)

Melanie Greifer, MD ('20)

Sandeep Gupta, MD ('18)

Solange Heller Roussant, MD ('19)

Ian Leibowitz, MD ('20)

Cara Mack, MD ('20)

Petar Mamula, MD ('19)

NASPGHAN Committees

NASPGHAN’s success is dependent upon the diversity of its elected and appointed members' voluntary contributions and involvement. Committees support the work of NASPGHAN by facilitating programs, implementing new initiatives and exploring ways in which the society can better meet the needs of professionals and patients, thereby enhancing patient care.