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GI issues & ASD Serotonin as a Potential Brain Gut Link

GI issues & ASD Serotonin as a Potential Brain Gut Link

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Kara Gross Margolis is a pediatric gastroenterologist whose clinical subspecialty is gastrointestinal problems in children with autism. She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology at Children’s Hospital of Boston, Harvard Medical School in 2007 and has been in practice at Columbia since that time. She has served on the Gastroenterology Committee of the autism treatment network for Autism Speaks and is part of a national research core at The Center For Discovery, a residential facility for children with special needs. She has conducted clinical research on the association between gastrointestinal problems and problem behaviors in children with autism. Her basic and translational research focuses on the relationship between intestinal serotonin, gut dysfunction and the potential role of serotonin as a gut-brain link in autism. She has been featured in “The Atlantic Monthly” and speaks regularly at both national and international conferences on these topics.