Karine Amirikian, MD  

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

phone: (314) 454-6173

Clinical Interests

Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders, Aerodigestive Disorders, General Gastroenterology


  • BA, Cum Laude, The University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences2009
  • MD, Thomas Jefferson University, Sidney Kimmel Medical College2015


  • Resident, Pediatrics, The University of Chicago, Comer Children's Hospital2015 - 2018
  • Fellow, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Montefiore Medical Center, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore2018 - 2021

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2018American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • 2021 - PresMissouri Medical License
  • 2021American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • 2021 - PresIllinois Medical License

Honors and Awards

  • University Scholar, Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, The University of Pennsylvania2007
  • Dean's List, The University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences2008 - 2009
  • Cum Laude, The University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences2009
  • Distinction in Biology and in French Studies, The University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences2009
  • Honors in Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Neurology, Dermatology and Introduction to Clinical Medicine I and II Clerkships, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University2015 - 2015
  • Poster of Distinction, European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition2017
  • Poster of Distinction, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition2019

Recent Publications view all (8)

  1. The Gluten Free Diet's Impact on Growth in Children with Celiac Disease in Two Different Countries. Nutrients. 2020;12(6). PMCID:PMC7352316  PMID:32466557 
  2. Effects of the Gluten-free Diet on Body Mass Indexes in Pediatric Celiac Patients. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019;68(3):360-363. PMID:30801395 
  3. Celiac Disease Symptom Resolution: Effectiveness of the Gluten-free Diet. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018;66(1):48-52. PMID:28514243 
  4. Pediatric Liver Transplantation: An Update for the Pediatrician. Pediatr Ann. 2016;45(12):e439-e445. PMID:27975113 
  5. Genome-wide determination of a broad ESRP-regulated posttranscriptional network by high-throughput sequencing. Mol Cell Biol. 2012;32(8):1468-82. PMCID:PMC3318588  PMID:22354987 
  6. Antibodies associated with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) inhibit activated protein C generation: new insights into the prothrombotic nature of HIT. Blood. 2011;118(10):2882-8. PMCID:PMC3172804  PMID:21772054 
  7. An ESRP-regulated splicing programme is abrogated during the epithelial-mesenchymal transition. EMBO J. 2010;29(19):3286-300. PMCID:PMC2957203  PMID:20711167 
  8. Core2 1-6-N-glucosaminyltransferase-I is crucial for the formation of atherosclerotic lesions in apolipoprotein E-deficient mice. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2009;29(2):180-7. PMCID:PMC2666734  PMID:19057022 
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