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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

Kristin L. Whitfield Van Buren, MD

Attending Physician

Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pedi GI-Hepatology-Nutrition 2010
Baylor College of Medicine Residency Pediatrics 2007
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2004


Dr. Van Buren is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.  She cares for children with a variety of gastrointestinal conditions. Dr. Van Buren also specializes in caring for patients with short bowel syndrome and intestinal failure in the Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation Clinic.

Dr. Van Buren is the Program Director of the Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellowship Program and is involved in Resident and Medical Student education through Baylor College of Medicine.


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

Selected Publications

Whitfield K, Shulman R. Treatment Options for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: From Empiric to Complementary Approaches. Pediatric Annals 2009 May;38(5):288-290, 292-4.

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