Call : 716-878-7793 for appointments or information

Call : 716-878-7793for appointments or information

John R. Oishei Children's Hospital

currently under construction

140 Hodge Ave. (Outpatient Clinics)

Buffalo, New York  14222

Welcome to the Digestive Diseases & Nutrition Center (DDNC) at the Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo.


The mission of the DDNC is to prevent, diagnose, and treat gastrointestinal, nutritional, hepatic and pancreatic disease in children from birth through young adulthood.  All providers strive to provide the best medicine for your child and the DDNC uses evidence based medicine and national algorithms when available.


The DDNC educates fellows, residents, students and health care providers.  To advance the understanding of gastrointestinal, nutritional, liver and pancreatic diseases in children, the faculty of the DDNC perform basic and clinical research and serve on national policy making committees. 

Southwestern Office Park, Suite 712

4535 Southwestern Blvd.

Hamburg, New York   14075


Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo

soon to be John R. Oishei Women & Children's Hospital

219 Bryant St.

Buffalo, New York 14222

Practice Locations:

Our History

PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGISTS & NUTRITIONISTS

CONVENTUS OFFICE BUILDING AND OUTPATIENT CLINICS

Main St.  Buffalo, New York

Digestive Diseases

and Nutrition Center

Administrative Offices:

DDNC

239 Bryant St.

Buffalo, New York   14222

716-878-7793 FOR APPOINTMENTS & INFORMATION

fax 716-888-3842


University Commons

1404 Sweet Home Rd., Suite 5

Amherst, New York   14228

The Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center (DDNC), was established in 1976, as one of the first US Pediatric GI and Nutrition centers by Dr. Emanuel Lebenthal.  Dr. Lebenthal trained many of today’s leaders in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.  After Dr. Lebenthal left, the DDNC declined and Robert and Susan Baker were recruited in September 2000 to rejuvenate the division. 

In 2000 the division, renamed DDNC, began a planned extensive expansion that resulted in an increased availability of community clinics, clinical and basic science research programs, expanded laboratory assays and an accredited training program for fellows.  Currently the clinical faculty of the DDNC includes four Pediatric GI board certified / board eligible physicians:  Co-Chiefs, Robert D. Baker, MD, PhD and Susan S. Baker, MD, PhD and Razan Alkhouri, MBBS and Diana Moya-Orjuela MD and Colleen Nugent, MD, MS.   There are two full time research faculty:  Lixin Zhu, PhD and Wensheng Liu, PhD.

The DDNC currently has six pediatric fellows who are studying the advanced care offered here. Members of the team include nurse practitioners, endoscopy nurses, dietitians, research nurses, an LPN and the office staff