Melvin Heyman, MD, MPH

Director, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program
Pediatric gastroenterologist

Dr. Mel Heyman is a pediatric gastroenterologist who directs the UCSF Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program and serves as training director in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco. He is particularly interested in the care of children with IBD, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, as well as nutrition-related problems.

Heyman was one of the first researchers to uncover the importance of nutritional support in sickle cell anemia, and he helped develop procedures for diagnosing liver-related problems in infants. He also has studied new treatments for children with IBD and gastroesophageal reflux disease.

After completing an undergraduate degree in economics at the University of California, Berkeley, Heyman earned his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. He subsequently pursued postdoctoral training in nutrition, earning a master of public health degree, and completed a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at UCLA.

In 1981, Heyman joined UCSF, where he organized the nutritional support service for pediatric patients and served as division chief of pediatric gastroenterology for 26 years. He has trained more than 75 pediatric gastroenterologists, many of whom serve in leadership roles in the field throughout the U.S. and in other countries.

Heyman holds the Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at UCSF. He has served on many local and national committees, including the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatrics' nutrition committee and its executive committee for pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. Since 2011, he has served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

Heyman has provided medical direction for a camp for children with IBD since it began in 2001. He was awarded the prestigious UCSF Chancellor's Award for Public Service in 2014.

Clinics

Gastroenterology and Liver
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2813
Fax: (415) 476-1343

Gastroenterology at Pleasanton
5924 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Phone: (925) 598-3500
Fax: (925) 598-3520

IBD Program
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2813
Urgent Appointment Requests: (415) 353-1235
Fax: (415) 476-1343

Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Program
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (877) 762-6935

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, MD 1976

Residencies

Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, Pediatrics 1979

Fellowships

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 1981

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Uc A, Zimmerman MB, Wilschanski M, Werlin SL, Troendle D, Shah U, Schwarzenberg SJ, Rhee S, Pohl JF, Perito ER, Palermo JJ, Ooi CY, Liu Q, Lin TK, Morinville VD, McFerron BA, Husain SZ, Himes R, Heyman MB, Gonska T, Giefer MJ, Gariepy CE, Freedman SD, Fishman DS, Bellin MD, Barth B, Abu-El-Haija M, Lowe ME. Impact of Obesity on Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis. Pancreas. 2018 Jul 27.
  2. Lin TK, Abu-El-Haija M, Nathan JD, Palermo JP, Barth B, Bellin M, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Husain SZ, Liu Q, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas M, McFerron B, Morinville VD, Ooi CY, Perito E, Pohl JF, Rhee S, Schwarzenberg SJ, Shah U, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Zimmerman MB, Lowe ME, Uc A. Pancreas Divisum in Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis: Report From INSPPIRE. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2018 Jun 02.
  3. Suh JH, Degagné É, Gleghorn EE, Setty M, Rodriguez A, Park KT, Verstraete SG, Heyman MB, Patel AS, Irek M, Gildengorin GL, Hubbard NE, Borowsky AD, Saba JD. Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Signaling and Metabolism Gene Signature in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Matched-case Control Pilot Study. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 May 18; 24(6):1321-1334.
  4. Scheers I, Palermo JJ, Freedman S, Wilschanski M, Shah U, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Fishman DS, Gariepy C, Giefer MJ, Heyman MB, Himes RW, Husain SZ, Lin TK, Liu Q, Lowe M, Mascarenhas M, Morinville V, Ooi CY, Perito ER, Piccoli DA, Pohl JF, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle D, Werlin S, Zimmerman B, Uc A, Gonska T. Recommendations for Diagnosis and Management of Autoimmune Pancreatitis in Childhood: Consensus from INSPPIRE. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 May 09.
  5. Spencer EA, Davis SM, Mack DR, Boyle BM, Griffiths AM, LeLeiko NS, Sauer CG, Keljo DJ, Markowitz JF, Baker SS, Rosh JR, Baldassano RN, Oliva-Hemker M, Pfefferkorn MD, Otley AR, Heyman MB, Noe JD, Patel AS, Rufo PA, Alison Marquis M, Walters TD, Collins MH, Kugathasan S, Denson LA, Hyams JS, Dubinsky MC. Serologic Reactivity Reflects Clinical Expression of Ulcerative Colitis in Children. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Apr 30.
  6. Shaw KA, Cutler DJ, Okou D, Dodd A, Aronow BJ, Haberman Y, Stevens C, Walters TD, Griffiths A, Baldassano RN, Noe JD, Hyams JS, Crandall WV, Kirschner BS, Heyman MB, Snapper S, Guthery S, Dubinsky MC, Shapiro JM, Otley AR, Daly M, Denson LA, Kugathasan S, Zwick ME. Genetic variants and pathways implicated in a pediatric inflammatory bowel disease cohort. Genes Immun. 2018 Mar 28.
  7. Venkateswaran S, Prince J, Cutler DJ, Marigorta UM, Okou DT, Prahalad S, Mack D, Boyle B, Walters T, Griffiths A, Sauer CG, LeLeiko N, Keljo D, Markowitz J, Baker SS, Rosh J, Pfefferkorn M, Heyman MB, Patel A, Otley A, Baldassano R, Noe J, Rufo P, Oliva-Hemker M, Davis S, Zwick ME, Gibson G, Denson LA, Hyams J, Kugathasan S. Enhanced Contribution of HLA in Pediatric Onset Ulcerative Colitis. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Mar 19; 24(4):829-838.
  8. Ju AC, Heyman MB, Garber AK, Wojcicki JM. Maternal Obesity and Risk of Preterm Birth and Low Birthweight in Hawaii PRAMS, 2000-2011. Matern Child Health J. 2018 Mar 01.
  9. Denson LA, Jurickova I, Karns R, Shaw KA, Cutler DJ, Okou D, Dodd A, Quinn K, Mondal K, Aronow BJ, Haberman Y, Linn A, Price A, Bezold R, Lake K, Jackson K, Walters TD, Griffiths A, Baldassano RN, Noe JD, Hyams JS, Crandall WV, Kirschner BS, Heyman MB, Snapper S, Guthery SL, Dubinsky MC, Leleiko NS, Otley AR, Xavier RJ, Stevens C, Daly MJ, Zwick ME, Kugathasan S. Clinical and Genomic Correlates of Neutrophil Reactive Oxygen Species Production in Pediatric Patients with Crohn's Disease. Gastroenterology. 2018 Feb 15.
  10. Haberman Y, BenShoshan M, Di Segni A, Dexheimer PJ, Braun T, Weiss B, Walters TD, Baldassano RN, Noe JD, Markowitz J, Rosh J, Heyman MB, Griffiths AM, Crandall WV, Mack DR, Baker SS, Kellermayer R, Patel A, Otley A, Steiner SJ, Gulati AS, Guthery SL, LeLeiko N, Moulton D, Kirschner BS, Snapper S, Avivi C, Barshack I, Oliva-Hemker M, Cohen SA, Keljo DJ, Ziring D, Anikster Y, Aronow B, Hyams JS, Kugathasan S, Denson LA. Long ncRNA Landscape in the Ileum of Treatment-Naive Early-Onset Crohn Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Jan 18; 24(2):346-360.
  11. Hyams JS, Chan D, Adedokun OJ, Padgett L, Turner D, Griffiths A, Veereman G, Heyman MB, Rosh JR, Wahbeh G, Strauss R. Subcutaneous Golimumab in Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis: Pharmacokinetics and Clinical Benefit. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2017 Dec; 23(12):2227-2237.
  12. Boyle B, Collins MH, Wang Z, Mack D, Griffiths A, Sauer C, Markowitz J, LeLeiko N, Keljo D, Rosh J, Baker SS, Pfefferkorn M, Heyman M, Patel A, Baldassano R, Noe J, Rufo P, Kugathasan S, Walters T, Denson L, Hyams J. Histologic Correlates of Clinical and Endoscopic Severity in Children Newly Diagnosed With Ulcerative Colitis. Am J Surg Pathol. 2017 Nov; 41(11):1491-1498.
  13. Abrams SA, Daniels SR, Heyman MB. Authors' Response. Pediatrics. 2017 10; 140(4).
  14. Hyams JS, Davis S, Mack DR, Boyle B, Griffiths AM, LeLeiko NS, Sauer CG, Keljo DJ, Markowitz J, Baker SS, Rosh J, Baldassano RN, Patel A, Pfefferkorn M, Otley A, Heyman M, Noe J, Oliva-Hemker M, Rufo P, Strople J, Ziring D, Guthery SL, Sudel B, Benkov K, Wali P, Moulton D, Evans J, Kappelman MD, Marquis A, Sylvester FA, Collins MH, Venkateswaran S, Dubinsky M, Tangpricha V, Spada KL, Britt A, Saul B, Gotman N, Wang J, Serrano J, Kugathasan S, Walters T, Denson LA. Factors associated with early outcomes following standardised therapy in children with ulcerative colitis (PROTECT): a multicentre inception cohort study. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Dec; 2(12):855-868.
  15. Marigorta UM, Denson LA, Hyams JS, Mondal K, Prince J, Walters TD, Griffiths A, Noe JD, Crandall WV, Rosh JR, Mack DR, Kellermayer R, Heyman MB, Baker SS, Stephens MC, Baldassano RN, Markowitz JF, Kim MO, Dubinsky MC, Cho J, Aronow BJ, Kugathasan S, Gibson G. Transcriptional risk scores link GWAS to eQTLs and predict complications in Crohn's disease. Nat Genet. 2017 Oct; 49(10):1517-1521.
  16. Beck AL, Heyman M, Chao C, Wojcicki J. Full fat milk consumption protects against severe childhood obesity in Latinos. Prev Med Rep. 2017 Dec; 8:1-5.
  17. Troendle DM, Fishman DS, Barth BA, Giefer MJ, Lin TK, Liu QY, Abu-El-Haija M, Bellin MD, Durie PR, Freedman SD, Gariepy C, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Husain SZ, Kumar S, Lowe ME, Morinville VD, Ooi CY, Palermo J, Pohl JF, Schwarzenberg SJ, Werlin S, Wilschanski M, Zimmerman MB, Uc A. Therapeutic Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography in Pediatric Patients With Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis: Data From the INSPPIRE (INternational Study group of Pediatric Pancreatitis: In search for a cuRE) Study. Pancreas. 2017 Jul; 46(6):764-769.
  18. Heyman MB, Abrams SA. Fruit Juice in Infants, Children, and Adolescents: Current Recommendations. Pediatrics. 2017 Jun; 139(6).
  19. Giefer MJ, Lowe ME, Werlin SL, Zimmerman B, Wilschanski M, Troendle D, Schwarzenberg SJ, Pohl JF, Palermo J, Ooi CY, Morinville VD, Lin TK, Husain SZ, Himes R, Heyman MB, Gonska T, Gariepy CE, Freedman SD, Fishman DS, Bellin MD, Barth B, Abu-El-Haija M, Uc A. Early-Onset Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis Is Associated with PRSS1 or CTRC Gene Mutations. J Pediatr. 2017 Jul; 186:95-100.
  20. Scheers I, Palermo JJ, Freedman S, Wilschanski M, Shah U, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Fishman DS, Gariepy C, Giefer MJ, Heyman MB, Himes RW, Husain SZ, Lin TK, Liu Q, Lowe M, Mascarenhas M, Morinville V, Ooi CY, Perito ER, Piccoli DA, Pohl JF, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle D, Werlin S, Zimmerman B, Uc A, Gonska T. Autoimmune Pancreatitis in Children: Characteristic Features, Diagnosis, and Management. Am J Gastroenterol. 2017 Oct; 112(10):1604-1611.

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