Education

Graduate School
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia, 1989-1995
Residency
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1999-2002
Fellowship
University of Chicago Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL, 2002-2005

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

1.Intestinal permeability and intestinal inflammation in patient’s with autism

2.Effect of Citrulline and Arginine in nitrogen balance of infants with short bowel syndrome

3.Gastrointestinal motility disorders in children with mitochondrial disorders

Publications

Publication Information

  1. Do other Therapies Influence Outcome of Infliximab Therapy for Pediatric and Adolescent Patients with Crohn’s Disease? Fernando Navarro, Stephen B. Hanauer, and Barbara S. Kirschner. Manuscript ready for submission. Abstract presented at DDW’05
  2. Impact of Low-dose Long-term Prednisone on Disease Activity and Growth in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease. Fernando Navarro, Stephen B. Hanauer, and Barbara S. Kirschner. Manuscript ready for  submission. Abstract presented at DDW’05
  3. Impact of Immunomodulators and Corticosteroids on the Outcome of Infliximab Therapy for Pediatric and Adolescent Patients with Crohn’s Disease. Fernando Navarro,  Stephen Hanauer, Barbara S. Kirschner.  Accepted for presentation at the American Journal of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting.  Orlando, Florida. October 31-November 3, 2004.
  4. Dress Syndrome associated with HHV 6 infection in a 6 year-old taking phenobarbital and phenytoin. Fernando Navarro, John Hart, Lynda Brady. NASPGHAN Annual Meeting. Poster presentation. Montreal, Canada, October 2-5, 2003
  5. De novo autoimmune hepatitis. Fernando Navarro, John Hart, Lynda Brady.  International Pediatric Transplant Association Meeting. Poster presentation. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 5-9, 2003.
  6. Drug reaction to FK506: Buccal and gastric ulcerations in a toddler using FK506 for immunosupression after liver transplantation. Fernando Navarro, John Hart, Lynda Brady. International Pediatric Transplant Association Meeting. Poster presentation. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 5-9, 2003.
  7. Effect of long-term low-dose prednisone on height velocity and disease activity in pediatric and adolescent patients with Crohn disease. Fernando Navarro, Stephen B. Hanauer, and Barbara S. Kirschner. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2007 Sep;45(3):312-8.
  8. Management of Constipation and Encopresis in Children. Diane Montgomery, Fernando Navarro. J Pediatr Health Care 2008 May; 22, 199-204.
  9. Short Bowel Big Problems. Fernando Navarro, J Marc Rhoads, Wallace A Gleason, Ruben E Quiros. (Submitted 2/09 to American Academy of Pediatrics/Neo-reviews)

Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics certificate, 11/05
American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board of Gastroenterology, 11/07