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Ranking Among the Best Children’s Hospitals in the US Celebrated by Patients, Families, Their Doctors and Staff

Updated: 4/12/2013

US News & World Report Publishes Its Ranking of Gastroenterology at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Among the Best Children’s Hospitals

(L to R): Cheryl Klass, President, is joined by Dr. Teresa Quattrin, Chad Glaser with his son, Ethan and wife Debbie along with Allegra Jaros, Chief Operating Officer, and in the back row, Drs. Susan and Robert Baker, Co-Chiefs of Gastroenterology

Patients, families, their physicians, nurses and other staff will gathered at to announce and celebrate Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo's inclusion by US News & World Report in its current special edition of “Best Children's Hospitals”

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“This national recognition of being named among the best children’s hospitals is a great source of pride for our patients, their families, physicians, nurses and all others associated with Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo,” said Cheryl Klass, Senior Vice President of Operations, Buffalo General Medical Center and President, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.   “It has been recognized throughout the United States that our entire community of Western New York and beyond receives excellent specialized pediatric and women’s health services.”

As one of the ten specialty areas within children's hospitals ranked nationally in the "Best Children's Hospitals" edition of US News & World Report, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo ranked in the top 50 for Gastroenterology among nearly 200 hospitals invited to participate for the 2012-13 rankings.

Led by Susan Baker, MD, PhD and Robert D. Baker, MD, PhD, Medical Directors of Gastroenterology, the Division of Gastroenterology, an American Board of Pediatrics recognized sub-specialty, is affiliated with the Department of Pediatrics of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. A qualified and diverse staff provides evaluation and diagnosis for infants, children and adolescents with diseases involving the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas and liver, as well as nutrition support services.  The Division of Gastroenterology follows over 9,000 patients and performs over 1,000 specialized procedures per year.  

The Division specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of nutritional problems, gastrointestinal problems, including inflammatory bowel disease, reflux disease, diarrhea, constipation and peptic diseases, and liver diseases, including hepatitis B and C, autoimmune hepatitis, metabolic liver diseases, preparation for transplant and follow up after transplant. Besides a world-class clinical operation, the GI division has also a vibrant basic and clinical research program.

This “Best Children’s Hospitals” edition of US News & World Report ranked Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo 48th in Gastroenterology in 2012.

Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, a Kaleida Health facility and teaching hospital for the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is the regional center for comprehensive and state-of-the-art pediatric, neonatal, perinatal and obstetrical services in Western New York and beyond.

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