Udeme D Ekong, MBBS, MPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology)

Departments & Organizations

Liver Center

Office of Student Research

Pediatrics: Pediatric Gastroenterology & Hepatology: Pediatric Liver Program

Transplantation Center, Yale-New Haven

Yale Medical Group


Professional Education

MPH: Northwestern University, (2011)
MBBS: Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria (1992)
Fellowship: Northwestern University, Chicago, Transplant Hepatology (2003)
Fellowship: Columbia University, New York, Pediatric Gastroenterology (2000)
Residency: Lincoln Hospital, New York, Pediatrics (1998)
Residency: Birmingham Children's Hospital, United Kingdom, Pediatrics (1996)
Residency: Bedford Hospital, United Kingdom, Pediatrics (1995)
Internship: University of Ghana Teaching Hospital, Ghana, (1993)
Board Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology

Education & Training

MPH Northwestern University (2011)
MBBS Ahmadu Bello University (1992)
Fellowship Children`s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University
Fellowship Children's Hospital of New York, Columbia Presbyterian
Residency Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center
Residency Birmingham Children's Hospital
Residency Bedford Hospital
Board Certification AB of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2001)
Board Certification AB of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology (2005)
Board Certification AB of Pediatrics, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology (2006)

Honors & Recognition

  • Child Health Research Career Development Award Northwestern University, Chicago (2007)

  • Advanced Hepatology Fellowship Award American Association for the Study of Liver Disease/Schering (2003)

  • Fellow Research Award North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology/Hepatology/Nutrition (NASPGHAN) (2002)

Professional Service

  • Hepatology Committee North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition (NASPGHAN) (2012 - 2015)

  • Hepatology Committee North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition (NASPGHAN) (2009 - 2012)

  • Membership and Professional Standards Committee UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) (2009 - 2011)

International Activity

  • “The Inflammatory Milieu in De Novo Autoimmune Hepatitis Reduces Regulatory T-cell Function.” Boston,MA, Serbia (2012 - 2012)

  • , “De Novo Autoimmune Hepatitis Post Liver Transplant associated with Immunoregulatory Dysfunction.” San Francisco, CA, Serbia (2011 - 2011)

  • “Clinical Outcomes Following Immunosuppression Withdrawal in Pediatric Living Donor Liver Transplant Recipients” Atlanta, GA, Serbia (2011 - 2011)

  • “Liver Re-transplantation of One or More Grafts for Recurrent Failure from Chronic Rejection.” Boston, MA, Serbia (2010 - 2010)

  • “Successful Immunosuppression Minimization in Pediatric Liver Transplantation.” Boston, MA, Serbia (2009 - 2009)

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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.