• Medical School: Hahnemann University
  • Residency:  Pediatrics - University of South Florida
  • Fellowship:  University of Colorado

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Clinical Interests

  • Fatty liver disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Nutrition related diseases

Honors and Awards

  • American Liver Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award
  • Investing in the Future: AGA/Wyeth Resident & Fellows Reporter Program

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

Selected Publications

Sokol RJ, Dahl R, Devereaux MW, Yerushalmi B, Kobak GE, Gumpricht E.
Human hepatic mitochondria generate reactive oxygen species and undergo the permeability transition in response to hydrophobic bile acids.
J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr
. 2005 Aug;41(2):235-43. 

Kobak GE, Dahl R, Devereaux MW, Gumpricht E, Traber M, Doctor RB, Sokol RJ.
Increased susceptibility of fat-laden Zucker-rat hepatocytes to bile acid-induced oncotic necrosis: an in vitro model of steatocholestasis.
J Lab Clin Med
. 2005 May;145(5):247-62.

Kobak GE, MacKenzie T, Sokol RJ, Narkewicz MR.
Interferon treatment for chronic hepatitis B: enhanced response in children 5 years old or younger.
J Pediatr
. 2004 Sep;145(3):340-5.

Kobak GE, McClenathan DT, Schurman SJ.
Complications of removing percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes in children.
J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr
. 2000 Apr;30(4):404-7.


Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Division of Gastroenterology
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters
602 Children's Lane
Norfolk, VA 23507
Phone: (757) 668-7240
Fax: (757) 8274