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Texas Medical Center

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Phone: 832-822-3131
Fax: 832-825-4131


6701 Fannin Street
Suite 1100
Houston, TX 77030

Douglas S. Fishman, MD

Director, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Therapeutic Endoscopy

Medical Director, Pancreaticobiliary Program
Medical Director, Polyposis Program
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Harvard Medical School Fellowship Pedi GI-Hepatology-Nutrition 2006
St. Louis Children's Hospital Residency Pediatrics 2003
Sackler School of Medicine-Israel Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2000


Dr. Fishman is the Director of GI Endoscopy and Therapeutic Endoscopy and is active in the study of pancreaticobiliary disease in children. He is the medical director of the Pancreaticobilary Program (PBP) and Polyposis Program. Current studies include evaluation of children with gallstones and timing of intervention. He is a charter member of the INSPPIRE group (International Study Group Of Pediatric Pancreatitis: In Search For A Cure), an international consortium funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) to study recurrent and chronic pancreatitis. Dr. Fishman works on the PEDS-CORI project a national database to improve quality in pediatric endoscopy. He is also a co-investigator in the areas of celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, hepatitis, NAFLD, cholestatic liver disease, and biliary atresia.


Organization Name Role
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Member
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Pediatric Endoscopy; Annual Scientific Program Committee 2010-present
North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Executive Councilor; Past-Chair of Endoscopy and Procedures Committee; Member Liaison Committee
Texas Medical Association Member

Selected Publications

Fishman DS, Chumpitazi BP, Raijman I, Tsai CM, Smith EO, Mazziotti MV, and Gilger M.  Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography for pediatric choledocholithiasis: Assessing the need for endoscopic intervention.  World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2016; 10;8(11):  425-32.   PMID 2729871.

Thakkar K, Gilger MA, McOmber M, Shub, Tsou M and Fishman DS.  Quality Indicators for Pediatric Colonoscopy:  Results from a Multi-Center Consortium. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2016; 83(3):  533-41.  PMID: 26253014.

Gariepy CE, Heyman MB, Lowe ME, Pohl JF, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Barth B, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Himes R, Husain SZ, Morinville VD, Ooi CY, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle DM, Yen E, Uc A.  The Causal Evaluation of Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis in Children:  From the INSPPIRE Group. Journal of Pediatric & Gastroenterology Nutrition 2017; 64(1):  95-103. PMID 27782962.

Lin TK, Troendle DM, Wallihan DB, Barth B, Fox VL, Fishman DS and Morinville VD.  Specialized Imaging and Procedures in Pediatric Pancreatology:  A NASPGHAN Clinical Report.  Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology 2016 Aug 6 (Epub ahead of print)  PMID: 27504816.

Kramer RE, Lerner DG, Lin T, Manfredi M, Shah M, Stephen TC, Gibbons TE, Pall H, Sahn B, McOmber M, Zacur G, Friedlander J, Quiros AJ, Fishman DS, and Mamula P.  Management of Ingested Foreign Bodies in Children:  A Clinical Report of the NASPGHAN Endoscopy Committee.  Journal of Pediatric & Gastroenterology Nutrition 2015; 60(4):  562-74. PMID 25611037.

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