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Shirley Huang, M.D.

Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street and Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Telephone: (215) 590-1408
E-mail: huangs@email.chop.edu
Accepting new patients: NO
Areas of Clinical Interest: Prevention and management of pediatric obesity. Clinical nutrition. Nutrition education. Community nutrition.

As a pediatrician and nutrition physician specialist, my goal is to empower children and their families with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to lead a healthy lifestyle through nutrition. My interests include obesity prevention and management, clinical nutrition, nutrition education, and community nutrition. Through my research interests in obesity prevention and quality improvement of nutrition-related pediatric health care, I have examined environmental risk factors of obesity in children living in medically underserved areas and have explored factors associated with obesity prevention counseling among pediatric primary care providers. My clinical interests include pediatric nutrition care using a multi-disciplinary approach, such as in obesity management, failure to thrive, nutrition support and feeding disorders. I am also committed to serving children internationally through pediatrics and nutrition in short-term missions. In addition, I am interested in nutrition education and I have given several lectures to academic, medical, and public professionals regarding obesity and nutrition. Furthermore, through community nutrition, I am interested in strengthening nutrition resources for children and collaborating with community organizations to promote nutrition for families.

Certification Date: 11/19/2005
Expiration Date: 11/21/2025
Certificate Number: 2050259