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Elizabeth Gleghorn


Pediatric gastroenterologist
Hiker, cook, farmer, lover of cats and language

Dr. Elizabeth Gleghorn, who goes by Beth, is a gastroenterologist who cares for children with all types of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. She has special expertise in issues related to pain, feeding and growth, and defecation. Providing care in both hospital and clinic settings, she works with the patient, family, and rest of the GI team to find the sources of symptoms and work out a treatment plan. She performs procedures, including endoscopy, and has training in hypnotherapy, which can be used to address some GI issues. She works closely with nurse practitioners, registered dietitians and social workers to meet the needs of individual patients and families, and collaborates with other specialty clinics.

Gleghorn's research focuses on GI disorders. Her current research examines the effects of cow's milk on toddler intestine and iron balance.

Gleghorn earned her medical degree from Stony Brook University. She completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Gleghorn is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association; North American Society for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; American Academy of Pediatrics; American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition; and Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.

  • Education

    Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, MD, 1980

  • Residencies

    Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Pediatrics, 1983

  • Fellowships

    Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, 1985

Caring is an important tool for healing.

Where I see patients (1)

    Fetal surgery firsts

    The first open fetal surgery in the world was performed at UCSF in the early 1980s.