Udeme D Ekong, MBBS, MPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology)

Physician Biography

Dr Udeme Ekong is the Medical Director of Pediatric Hepatology and Pediatric Liver Transplantation. Dr Ekong, a triple-boarded pediatric gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist, trained and practiced at Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, one of the nation’s premier pediatric liver transplant programs. In Chicago, she was responsible for the care of babies and children with a wide variety of liver diseases. Dr Ekong went to medical school in Nigeria, and did her pediatric residency training in the United Kingdom and New York. She completed her pediatric gastroenterology fellowship training at Columbia Presbyterian, New York and her transplant hepatology fellowship at Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago. Dr Ekong is a recognized authority in pediatric hepatology and pediatric liver transplantation, and holds a leadership position in the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition (NASPGHAN).

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adolescent; Child
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Liver Center

Pediatrics: Pediatric Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Transplantation Center, Yale-New Haven

Yale Medical Group

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics AB of Pediatrics (2001)

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology AB of Pediatrics (2005)

  • Pediatric Transplant Hepatology AB of Pediatrics (2006)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
The Role of Sodium Chloride and the Treg/Th17 Axis in Autoimmune Hepatitis
De Novo Autoimmune Hepatitis in Pediatric Liver Transplantation
Genetics of Fatty Liver Disease in Childhood Obesity
The genetic effect on omega 3 fatty acid diet for the treatment of non alcoholic fatty liver disease

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Contact Info

Udeme D Ekong, MBBS, MPH
Patient Care Location
Yale Pediatric SpecialtyYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 4th floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
Yale Pediatric GI/HepatologyPO Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06820-8064

Curriculum Vitae

Ekong Lab

Research Image 1

Hematoxylin and Eosin stains of liver biopsies with de novo autoimmune hepatitis. Portal tracts containing inflammation, which is predominantly lymphocytic, and foci of interface hepatitis (IH). Bile ducts (BD) show no significant infiltration of the epithelium by inflammatory cells or other injury. Portal vein branches show no significant endothelialitis or other injury. Original magnification of all images = 100X.