Melvin B. Heyman, MD, MPH

Photograph of Melvin B. Heyman

Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, UCSF

Dr. Heyman's research has been oriented towards clinical problems in pediatric patients with nutrition and/or gastroenterologic issues. He was one of the first investigators to reveal the importance of nutrition support in sickle cell anemia, helped to develop procedures in the diagnosis of hepatobiliary problems in infants, and has been actively pursuing novel treatments for children with inflammatory bowel disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease. His work has been funded by the NIH, by foundation grants, and by pharmaceutical and formula industry support. His recent research has been evolving into investigation of obesity in infancy and in school age children. With other members of COAST, he is looking at the effects of acculturation in the Latina and the Chinese populations in San Francisco. He is also very actively involved in developing strategies to improve nutrition and physical activities in public schools.

Dr. Heyman serves on many local and national committees, including the American Academy of Pediatrics' Task Force on Prevention of Obesity in School Health (POSH), is Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Executive Committee for the Section on Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, and the National Board of the National PTA. Dr. Heyman has an active role in teaching at all levels. He is the principal investigator for the NIH Training Grant that funds the Training Program in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at UCSF.

Contact Information

500 Parnassus Ave, MU 4-East
Campus Box 0136
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94143-0136

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