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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

Robert Jay Shulman, MD

Director, Center for Pediatric Abdominal Pain Research

Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Chicago Medical School Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1976
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Gastroenterology
University of Michigan Medical School Residency Pediatrics


The excitement I get from being a physician is that I have the opportunity to do the three things I love the most in my professional life. There is the opportunity to take care of kids and help them get better to the best of my ability. Through carrying out research there is the possibility of improving those abilities and sharing the information with colleagues throughout the world. Finally, by being able to work with trainees, I have the pleasure of contributing in some small way to the development of the next generations of physician scientists who can make a positive impact on the lives of kids through their patient care and research contributions.


Organization Name Role
American Gastroenterological Association Member
American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society Member
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Member
Harris County Medical Society Member
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Member

Selected Publications

Shulman RJ, Hollister EM, Cain K, Czyzewski DI, Self MM, Weidler EM, Devaraj S, Luna RA, Versalovic J, Heitkemper MM. Psyllium fiber improves abdominal pain in children with irritable bowel syndrome – a randomized, double blind trial. Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology 2017;15:712-719. PMCID:PMC5064811.

Chumpitazi BP, Weidler EM, Czyzewski DI, Self MM, Heitkemper M, Shulman RJ. Childhood irritable bowel syndrome characteristics are related to both gender and pubertal development. Journal of Pediatrics 2017;180:141-147. PMCID:PMC5183501.

Goodwin A, Shulman RJ. Carbohydrate and dietary fiber. In: Kleinman RE, ed. Pediatric Nutrition Handbook. American Academy of Pediatrics 8th Edition [in press].

Chumpitazi BP, Shulman RJ. Dietary carbohydrates and childhood functional abdominal pain. Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism 2016;68:8-17. PMCID:PMC4943582.

Hyams JS, Di Lorenzo C, Saps M, Shulman RJ, Staiano A, van Tilburg M. Functional disorders: children and adolescents. Gastroenterology 2016 [Epub]

Chumpitazi BP, Shulman RJ. Underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms in childhood irritable bowel syndrome. Molecular & Cellular Pediatrics 2016;3:11 PMCID:PMC4755958.

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