Linda Shalon, MD, specializes in pediatric overweight, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease and nutrition.
Shalon came to Hasbro Children's Hospital after completing her fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. Before becoming medical director of Hasbro Children's Hospital pediatric group weight management program, she was interim director of the division of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition and director of the fellowship training program.
Shalon is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago-Stritch School of Medicine. She received her master's degree in clinical nutrition from the University of Chicago. Shalon completed her pediatric residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York and her pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition fellowship at North Shore University Hospital/Cornell University Medical College in Manhasset, New York. Shalon is board-certified in pediatric gastroenterology.
Shalon's research focus is pediatric weight problems and physician education. Her research interests have included inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease and abdominal pain.
Shalon received a Center for Disease Control and Prevention grant through the State of Rhode Island's "Programs to Promote Healthy Eating" for a project to teach physicians a curriculum on anticipatory guidance for prevention of childhood overweight. The results of this program were presented at a national meeting.
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