Lusine Ambartsumyan, MD

Lusine Ambartsumyan, MD

Gastroenterology, Motility, Reconstructive Pelvic Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research

On staff since August 2013

Children's Title: Director, Gastrointestinal Motility

Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics


Board Certification(s)


Medical/Professional School

Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia


Pediatrics, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia


Pediatric Gastroenterology, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston

Clinical Interests

Mechanisms of fecal continence and defecation abnormalities in children with anorectal malformations, spinal cord dysraphism, intractable constipation, and post surgical Hirschsprung's Disease. Diagnosis and management of gastroparesis, pseudo-obstruction, achalasia, and aerodigestive disorders.

Research Description

Dr. Ambartsumyan investigates the pathophysiology and management of defecation disorders in children. Her primary research involves the study of mechanisms of functional and organic fecal incontinence, spinal cord modulation of anorectal function, and the physiological relationship between the anorectum and the bladder in children with and without spinal cord malformations.