Elizabeth C. Utterson, M.D.  utterson_e@wustl.edu

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

phone: (314) 454-6173

Clinical Interests

Inflammatory bowel diseaseCeliac diseaseInterventional Endoscopy


  • B.A., University of Notre Dame1994
  • M.D., Creighton University School of Medicine1998


  • Residency, St. Louis Children's Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine1998 - 2001
  • Chief Residency , St. Louis Children's Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine2001 - 2002
  • Fellowship - clinical, Unversity of Colorado Denver/The Children's Hospital of Denver2002 - 2003
  • Fellowship - research, St. Louis Children's Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine2003 - 2005

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)2001
  • CO, Colorado Medical Training Temporary License2002
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology2005
  • MO, Physician and Surgeon2010
  • AR, Arkansas Medical License2016


  • Phi Kappa Beta, Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology Honor Society)1994
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit Honor Society)1997
  • Scholastic Achievement Award1998
  • James P. Keating Pediatric Intern Award (St. Louis, MO)1999
  • Annual Pediatric Fellow Teaching Award (Denver, CO)2003
  • "Best Doctor" award2009 - Pres
  • Pediatric Residency Lecturer of the Month2012
  • Pediatric Residency Lecturer of the Month2014
  • Top 10% of Washington University School of Medicine physicians according to patient satisfaction for 20152016

Recent Publications view all (8)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Friedlander JA, Liu QY, Sahn B, Kooros K, Walsh CM, Kramer RE, Lightdale JR, Khlevner J, McOmber M, Kurowski J, Giefer MJ, Pall H, Troendle DM, Utterson EC, Brill H, Zacur GM, Lirio RA, Lerner DG, Reynolds C, Gibbons TE, Wilsey M, Liacouras CA, Fishman DS. NASPGHAN Capsule Endoscopy Clinical Report. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016. PMID:27642781  
  2. Ann-Christina Bardy, Jacqueline M. Saito, Karen Lukas, Tracey Guthrie, Elizabeth C. Utterson, Frances V. White and Patrick A. Dillon. Suction Rectal Biopsy Yields Adequate Tissue In Children Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2016. 
  3. Pall H, Lerner D, Khlevner J, Reynolds C, Kurowski J, Troendle D, Utterson E, Evans PM, Brill H, Wilsey M, Fishman DS. Developing the Pediatric Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit - A Clinical Report by the Endoscopy and Procedures Committee. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016. doi:10.1097/MPG.0000000000001189  PMID:26974415  
  4. Brady AC, Saito JM, Lukas K, Guthrie T, Utterson EC, White FV, Dillon PA. Suction rectal biopsy yields adequate tissue in children. J Pediatr Surg. 2016. doi:10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2016.02.064  PMID:27032614  
  5. Zhou JY, Isaacson-Schmid M, Utterson EC, Todd EM, McFarland M, Sivapalan J, Niehoff JM, Burnham CA, Morley SC. Prevalence of nasopharyngeal pneumococcal colonization in children and antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of carriage isolates. Int J Infect Dis. 2015;39:50-2. doi:10.1016/j.ijid.2015.08.010  PMCID:PMC4620696  PMID:26327122  
  6. Miller NB, Beigelman A, Utterson E, Shinawi M. Transient massive trimethylaminuria associated with food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome. JIMD Rep. 2014;12:11-5. doi:10.1007/8904_2013_238  PMCID:PMC3897788  PMID:23821320  
  7. Utterson EC, Shepherd RW, Sokol RJ, Bucuvalas J, Magee JC, McDiarmid SV, Anand R, Split Research Group. Biliary atresia: clinical profiles, risk factors, and outcomes of 755 patients listed for liver transplantation. J Pediatr. 2005;147(2):180-5. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2005.04.073  PMID:16126046  
  8. Roberton et al. BLUE RUBBER BLEB NEVUS SYNDROME WITHOUT CUTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS: A Rare Presentation of Chronic Anemia Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports. in press. 
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