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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
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.
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.
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