Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


We have 5 board certified Pediatric Gastroenterology faculty and two advanced practice providers, supported by 4 nurses, an MA, a dietician and an administrative assistant. Our program serves the whole state of NM including clinics in Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Farmington, Roswell, Portales and Artesia.


Conditions We Treat

  • Abdominal pain
  • Acid reflux
  • Celiac and gluten-related conditions
  • Constipation
  • Cyclic vomiting syndrome
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Dysphagia
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Failure to thrive
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Foreign body ingestions


  • Gastrostomy tube care
  • Helicobacter pylori infections
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Lipid disorders
  • Liver diseases
  • Polyposis syndromes
  • Pre and post-transplant care including liver, small bowel and multi-visceral transplants
  • Rectal bleeding

Procedures & Tests We Offer

  • Anorectal manometry and biofeedback
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Endoscopy and colonoscopy
  • Esophageal pH and impedance monitoring including Bravo wireless monitoring


  • Hydrogen/Methane breath test (HBT)
  • Percutaneous gastrostomy tube (PEG) and Gastrojejunal GJ tube placements
  • Sucrose breath test


Gastrointestinal Services

  • Nutrition support team for home total parenteral nutrition and enteral feeding support
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Specialized liver and small bowel transplant care
  • Intestinal rehabilitation services
  • Viral hepatitis B AND C clinic


  • Pediatric infusion unit
  • Specialized liver and bowel care, which includes Transplant Clinic
  • Aerodigestive clinic
  • Anorectal clinic

Division Breakdown

Education and Community

  • We partner with the Crohn's Colitis Foundation to offer education and summer camp to children with Inflammatory Bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis).
  • We participate in teaching pediatric and family practice residents; neonatology and emergency medicine fellows and UNM Medical students and APP students.
  • Weekly divisional didactics including journal club, radiology rounds, pathology rounds, nurse education, research updates, case studies, M & M conferences.
  • Quarterly Improve Care Now QI meetings


  • We belong to the Improve Care Now collaborative community where patients, parents, clinicians, and researchers work together to improve the health and care of children and youth with Inflammatory Bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis).
  • Patients with hepatitis C can join our Project HepCCY registry
  • Pharma trials, currently participating as a site for a novel medication for IBD and a medication for pediatric constipation.
  • Clinical research in celiac disease, and Hirschsprung disease
  • Basic science research in celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and gut permeability.

Clinical Care


Explore our breadth of gastrointestinal care for children.

Jackie Fridge, Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology

Division Chief

Jacqueline Fridge, MB ChB, MBA has served as Division Chief since 2014. Her clinical and research interests include inflammatory bowel disease, quality improvement, and small bowel bacterial overgrowth. See her full bio at the Pediatrics Faculty Directory.