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Melvin B. Heyman, M.D., M.P.H.

Melvin B. Heyman, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Department of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program 

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Academic Office
Melvin B Heyman, MD, MPH
500 Parnassus Ave, MU 4-East
Campus Box 0136
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA   94143-0136
mheyman@peds.ucsf.edu
Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Program
400 Parnassus Ave., 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (877) 762-6935

Gastroenterology and Liver
400 Parnassus Ave., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2813
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  • UCLA School of Medicine 1976
  • LAC/USC Medical Center, Pediatrics 1979
  • UCLA Medical Center, Gastroenterology and Nutrition 1981
  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology Subspecialty

Dr. Melvin B. Heyman, chief of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, specializes in treating children with inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and nutrition-related problems. He earned a medical degree at UCLA and completed a pediatric residency at Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center. He also completed postdoctoral training in nutrition, earned a master's degree in public health, and completed a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at UCLA. In 1981, he joined UCSF, where he organized the pediatric nutrition support service and established protocols for pediatric gastroenterology.

A UCSF professor of pediatrics, Dr. Heyman is chair of the executive committee of the Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition section of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He also serves on many local and national committees, including the American Academy of Pediatrics' Task Force on Prevention of Obesity in School Health (POSH),  and the National Board of the National PTA. Dr. Heyman has an active role in teaching at all levels. He is the principal investigator for the NIH Training Grant that funds the Training Program in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at UCSF.

Dr. Heyman's research has been oriented towards clinical problems in pediatric patients with nutrition and/or gastroenterologic issues. He was one of the first investigators to reveal the importance of nutrition support in sickle cell anemia, helped to develop procedures in the diagnosis of hepatobiliary problems in infants, and has been actively pursuing novel treatments for children with inflammatory bowel disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease.

His research has been funded by the NIH, by foundation grants, and by pharmaceutical and formula industry support.  His recent research has been evolving into investigation of obesity in infancy and in school age children.  With other members of COAST, he is looking at the effects of acculturation in the Latino and the Chinese populations in San Francisco.  He is also very actively involved in developing strategies to improve nutrition and physical activities in public schools.

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 308
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  1. Kerur B, Benchimol EI, Fiedler K, Stahl M, Hyams J, Stephens M, Lu Y, Pfefferkorn M, Alkhouri R, Strople J, Kelsen J, Siebold L, Goyal A, Rosh JR, LeLeiko N, Van Limbergen J, Guerrerio AL, Maltz R, Karam L, Crowley E, Griffiths A, Heyman MB, Deneau M, Benkov K, Noe J, Mouton D, Pappa H, Galanko JA, Snapper S, Muise AM, Kappelman MD. Natural History of? Very Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease in North America: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2020 May 09. View in PubMed
  2. Abu-El-Haija M, Lowe M, Barth B, Bellin MD, Freedman S, Gariepy C, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Husain S, Lin TK, Liu Q, Mascarenhas MR, Maqbool A, McFerron B, Morinville V, Nathan J, Ooi CY, Perito E, Pohl JF, Schwarzenberg SJ, Shah U, Troendle D, Werlin S, Wilschanski M, Zimmerman B, Uc A. Pediatric chronic pancreatitis without prior acute or acute recurrent pancreatitis: A report from the INSPPIRE consortium. Pancreatology. 2020 Apr 09. View in PubMed
  3. Burns AM, Ackerman K, Thammasitboon S, Rassbach C, Ward MA, Blankenburg R, Forster CS, McPhillips H, Wenger T, Powell W, Heyman MB, Hogarty M, Boyer D, Hostetter M, Weiss P, Nguyen S, Parsons DW, Moore DJ, Byrne B, French A, Orange JS. Fixing the leaky pipeline: identifying solutions for improving pediatrician-scientist training during pediatric residency. Pediatr Res. 2020 Mar 16. View in PubMed
  4. Dike CR, Zimmerman B, Zheng Y, Wilschanski M, Werlin SL, Troendle D, Shah U, Schwarzenberg SJ, Pohl J, Perito ER, Ooi CY, Nathan JD, Morinville VD, McFerron B, Mascarenhas M, Maqbool A, Liu Q, Lin TK, Husain SZ, Heyman MB, Gonska T, Giefer MJ, Gariepy CE, Fishman DS, Bellin M, Barth B, Abu-El-Haija M, Lowe ME, Uc A. Clinical and Practice Variations in Pediatric Acute Recurrent or Chronic Pancreatitis: Report From The Insppire Study. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020 Feb 19. View in PubMed
  5. Palermo TM, Murray C, Aalfs H, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Bellin MD, Ellery K, Fishman DS, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Goday P, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Husain SZ, Lin TK, Liu QY, Mascarenhas MR, Maqbool A, McFerron B, Morinville VD, Nathan JD, Ooi CY, Perito ER, Pohl JF, Schwarzenberg SJ, Sellers ZM, Serrano J, Shah U, Troendle D, Zheng Y, Yuan Y, Lowe M, Uc A. Web-based cognitive-behavioral intervention for pain in pediatric acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis: Protocol of a multicenter randomized controlled trial from the study of chronic pancreatitis, diabetes and pancreatic cancer (CPDPC). Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 Jan; 88:105898. View in PubMed
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