Patricia Ann DeRusso, MD,MS

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Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-3630
Fax: 215-590-3606
BS (Nutrition)
University of Vermont, 1979.
MS (Nutrition)
Boston University, 1983.
George Washington School of Medicine, 1990.
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Description of Other Expertise

Lead the Physician Leadership Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with background in competencies needed for leadership and areas of focus including Emotional Intelligence, Negotiation and Conflict Managment, Total Leadership, and Leading Change.

Selected Publications

Bittinger K, Zhao C, Li Y, Ford E, Friedman ES, Ni J, Kulkami CV, Cai J, Tian Y, Liu Q, Patterson AD, Sarkar D, Chan SHJ, Maranas C, Saha-Sha A, Lund P, Garcia BA, Mattei LM, Gerber JS, Elovitz MA, KIellya A, DeRusso P, Kim D, Hofstaedter CE, Goulian M, Li H, Bushman FD, Zemel BS, Wu GD. : Bacterial colonization reprograms the neonatal gut metabolome. Nat Microbiol 5(6): 838, Jun 2020.

Roy SM, Fields DA, Mitchell JA, Hawkes CP, Kelly A, Wu GD, Derusso PA, Elovitz MA, Ford E, Grigo D, Zemel BS, McCormack SE: Body Mass Index is a Better Indicator of Body Composition than Weight for length at age 1 month. J Pediatr 204: 77-83, January 2019.

Patricia A. DeRusso, William J. Greeley, Joseph W. St. Geme III: Leading from the Middle: Benefits of a Physician Leadership Program. J Pediatr 2019 Notes: Accepted for publication.

Shaw KN, Tanner L, Keren R, Taylor A, DeRusso PA, St Geme JW 3rd: Maintenance of Certification Part 4: From Trial to Tribute. Journal of Pediatrics 185: 4-5, June 2017.

Fiks AG, Gruver RS, Bishop-Gillard CT, Shults J, Virudachalam S, Suh AW, Gerds M, Kalra GK, DeRusso PA, Lieberman A, Weng D, Elovitz MA, Berkowitz RI, Power TJ: A Social Media Peer Group for Mothers to Prevent Obesity from infancy: The Grow2Gether Randomized Trial. Child Obesity May 2017 Notes: DOI: 10.1089/chi.2017.0042.

Riley AW, Trbulsi J, Yao M, Bevans KB, DeRUsso PA: Validation of a Parent Report Questionnaire: The Infant Gastrointestinal Symptom Questionnaire. Clinical Pediatrics 54(12): 1167-1174, October 2015 Notes: DOI: 10.1177/0009922815574075

Bailey LC, Forest CB, Zhang P, Richards TM, Livshits A, DeRusso PA: Association of antibiotics in infancy with early childhood obesity. JAMA Pediatrics 168(11): 1063-9, November 2014.

Yao M, Lien EL, Fitzgerald M, Ramanujam K, Yuhas R, Northington R, Lebumfacil J, Wang L, DeRusso P: Effects of term infant formulas containing high sn-2 palmitate with and without oligofructose on stool composition, stool characteristics, and bifidogenicity: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 59(e31-e36 ): 279-422, September 2014.

Trabulsi J, Capeding R, Lebumfacil J, Ramanujam K, Feng P, McSeeney S, Harris B, DeRusso P: Effect of an alpha-lactalbumin-enriched formula with lower protein on growth. Eur J Clin Nutr 65(2): 167-74, 2010.

Yao M, Capeding R, Fitzgerald M, Ramanujam K, Yachetti S, DeRusso P: High 2-palmitate and oligofructose in lower protein formula alpha-lactalbumin enriched term formula: effects on stool characteristics and composition. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 50: E207, 2010.

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