Udeme Ekong

Udeme Ekong

MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology)

Contact Information

Udeme Ekong, MD, MPH

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology & Hepatology

    PO Box 208064

    New Haven, CT, 06820-8064

    United States

Udeme Ekong

Appointments

Biography

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)
  • MD
    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, recertified: 2018)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology (2005, recertified: 2015)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Pediatrics, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology (2006, recertified: 2016)

Activities

  • American Liver Foundation Connecticut Division
    New Haven, United States 2017
  • World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
    Montreal, Canada 2016
  • American Liver Foundation Connecticut Division
    New Haven, United States 2016
  • American Transplant Congress
    Boston, United States 2016
    The Long-term Outcomes of De Novo Autoimmune Hepatitis in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients
  • PSC Partners Conference
    New Haven, United States 2016
  • Yale-Cambridge Transplantation Symposium
    New York, United States 2015
  • First Years' Fellows Conference North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
    Fort Lauderdale, United States 2015
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition
    Atlanta, United States 2014
    Meet The Professor Breakfast
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition
    Chicago, United States 2013
  • “The Inflammatory Milieu in De Novo Autoimmune Hepatitis Reduces Regulatory T-cell Function.”
    Boston, United States 2012
  • , “De Novo Autoimmune Hepatitis Post Liver Transplant associated with Immunoregulatory Dysfunction.”
    San Francisco, United States 2011
  • “Clinical Outcomes Following Immunosuppression Withdrawal in Pediatric Living Donor Liver Transplant Recipients”
    Atlanta, United States 2011
  • “Successful Immunosuppression Minimization in Pediatric Liver Transplantation.”
    Boston, United States 2009

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
NIDDK P30 DK34989 – Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers Pilot Grant.2013
Child Health Research Career Development Award Northwestern University, Chicago2007
ITN029ST/NIH-NIAID N01AI15416 Immunosuppression Withdrawal for Pediatric Living-donor Liver Transplant Recipients. 2006
Advanced Hepatology Fellowship Award American Association for the Study of Liver Disease/Schering2003
Fellow Research Award North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology/Hepatology/Nutrition (NASPGHAN)2002

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)Member – Practice Guidelines Committee2017 - Present
Studies of Pediatric Liver TransplantationChair – Late Graft Injury Working Group, Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation2014 - Present
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition (NASPGHAN)Chair, Hepatology Committee2012 - 2015
Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT)Member – Research Committee2012 - Present
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition (NASPGHAN)Hepatology Committee2009 - 2012
UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing)Membership and Professional Standards Committee2009 - 2011

Departments & Organizations