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  • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Nutrition, and Liver Diseases

  • Linda Shalon, MD

    • Associate professor of pediatrics (clinical) at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
    • Specialty in pediatric overweight, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and nutrition

     Background Information

    Linda Shanlon, MD

    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.

    Research Interests

    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.

    Selected Publications and Abstracts

    • Guite JW, Lobato DJ, Shalon L, Plante W, Kao BT. Pain and symptom reports of siblings with recurrent abdominal pain: preliminary findings. Paper accepted for publication, J Dev Behav Pediatr, 2006.
    • Shalon L , Robinson B, Delessio D, Pearlman D, Beattie, JP, Anderson KL, LeLeiko NS. Overweight prevention in infants and young children - educating health care providers. Gastroenterology 128 (suppl 2): A417,2005. Paper submitted for publication.
    • Lobato D, Wember Y, Plante W, Shalon L, Nassau J, Miller N, Scorpio K, Trotta J, LeLeiko N. Sibling support in pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. JPGN 41(4):A541,2005.
    • Qureshi MA, Lobato DJ, Plante W, Guite JW, Shalon LB. Siblings of children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Gastroenterology 126:A1264,2004.
    • Beg M, Cerezo C, Sudel B, Pueschel S, Shalon LB. Detection of celiac disease in Down syndrome in the United States. JPGN 37:A369,2003.