Graduate School
The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1969
St. Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, 1969-1974
St. Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, 1969-1974

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

1.Digestive and nutritional problems of infants and children
2.Mechanism of vitamin D enhanced intestinal calcium absorption
3.Gastrointestinal development
4.Protein-losing enteropathy in infants and children.



  1. Mai T, Fatheree NY, Gleason W, Liu Y, Rhoads JM. Infantile Colic: New Insights into an Old Problem. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2018 Dec;47(4):829-844. doi: 10.1016/j.gtc.2018.07.008. Epub 2018 Sep 28. PMID: 30337035; PMCID: PMC6659398.
  2. Rhoads JM, Collins J, Fatheree NY, Hashmi SS, Taylor CM, Luo M, Hoang TK, Gleason WA, Van Arsdall MR, Navarro F, Liu Y. Infant Colic Represents Gut Inflammation and Dysbiosis. J Pediatr. 2018 Dec;203:55-61.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.07.042. Epub 2018 Aug 31. PMID: 30177353; PMCID: PMC6669027.
  3. Fatheree NY, Liu Y, Taylor CM, Hoang TK, Cai C, Rahbar MH, Hessabi M, Ferris M, McMurtry V, Wong C, Vu T, Dancsak T, Wang T, Gleason W, Bandla V, Navarro F, Tran DQ, Rhoads JM. Lactobacillus reuteri for Infants with Colic: A Double- Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Clinical Trial. J Pediatr. 2017 Dec;191:170-178.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.07.036. Epub 2017 Sep 29. PMID: 28969890; PMCID: PMC6336100.


  1. Gleason WA and Lankford GL: Intestinal calcium-binding protein in the developing rat duodenum. (Presented to the Society for Pediatric Research, San Francisco, CA, May 28, 1981). Pediatr. Res. 15:533, 1981.
  2. Gleason WA and Lankford GL: Biochemical characterization of the rat intestinal calcium-binding protein (CaBP). (Presented to the 5th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, San Antonio, TX, June 5, 1983). Calcified Tissue Int. 35:693, 1983.
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  4. Gleason WA, Figueroa-Colon R, Robinson LH, Browder-Hughes S, Phillips R, Fleischman C, Frank D and Nester T: A double-blind, parallel group, placebo controlled study of lactulose in the treatment of encopresis in children with chronic constipation. Presented to the 96th annual meeting of the American Gastroenterological Association, San Diego, CA, May 14-17, 1995. Gastroenterology 108:A606, 1995.