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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

Eric H. Chiou, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center Research Fellowship Research Fellowship 2011
Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center Fellowship Pediatric Gastroenterology 2010
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles Residency Pediatrics 2007
Northwestern University Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2003


Dr. Chiou is a pediatric gastroenterologist with a clinical focus on Neurogastroenterology and Functional GI Disorders. The current focus of Dr. Chiou’s research is on disorders of esophageal motility in children, including conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).  Despite the prevalence of GERD, there are still many unanswered questions regarding its diagnosis and management in patients with aerodigestive disorders, in particular regarding extra-intestinal manifestations of GERD affecting the airways and lungs such as asthma, otitis media, sleep apnea, chronic laryngitis and development of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome in lung transplant recipients.  

Dr. Chiou’s current research has provided evidence that clinical coordination between multiple sub-specialists for the diagnosis and management of patients with complex airway and digestive tract disorders can improve patient care.  Specifically, combining multiple endoscopic evaluations under a single general anesthesia episode reduces the risk of complications associated with general anesthesia and provides a care model that improves quality of care and reduces health care costs at the same time.

Additional areas of clinical and research interest include motility disorders such as esophageal achalasia and gastroparesis, as well as functional gastrointestinal disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome and functional abdominal pain.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American Gastroenterological Association Member
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Member

Selected Publications

Lin JS, Yu YR, Chiou EH, Chumpitazi BP, Schady DA, Brandt ML. Intramural esophageal bronchogenic cyst mimicking achalasia in a toddler. Pediatr Surg Int. 2017 Jan; 33(1):119-123. PMID: 27822780.

Wu S, Orange JS, Chiou EH, Nicholas SK, Seeborg F, Gwalani LA, Kearney D, Rider NL, Rasalingam S, Hanson IC. Use of enteral immunoglobulin in NEMO syndrome for eradication of persistent symptomatic norovirus enteritis. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 May-Jun; 4(3):539-541.e1. PMID: 26795245.

Chiou EH. Poetry in motion: examining the role of peroral endoscopic myotomy in children. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Jan; 81(1):101-3. PMID: 25527051.

Chiou E, Ongkasuwan J. Delayed identification of proximal tracheoesophageal fistula. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 May; 58(5):e45. PMID: 22832509.

Wong GK, Shulman RJ, Chiou EH, Chumpitazi BP. Decreased relative diagnostic yield of esophagogastroduodenoscopy in children with gastroparesis. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2014 Mar; 48(3):231-5. PMID: 23751841; PMCID: PMC4277878.

Chiou E, Rosen R, Jiang H, Nurko S. Diagnosis of supra-esophageal gastric reflux: correlation of oropharyngeal pH with esophageal impedance monitoring for gastro-esophageal reflux. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2011 Aug; 23(8):717-e326. PMID: 21592256; PMCID: PMC3139023

Chiou E, Nurko S. Functional abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome in children and adolescents. Therapy. 2011 May 01; 8(3):315-331. PMID: 21731470.

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