• Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Residency:  Pediatrics: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Fellowship:  Pediatric Gastroenterology: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Clinical Interests

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis

Honors and Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society

Professional Affiliations

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

Selected Publications

Assa'ad AH, Putnam PE, Collins MH, Akers RM, Jameson SC, Kirby CL, BuckmeierBK, Bullock JZ, Collier AR, Konikoff MR, Noel RJ, Guajardo JR, Rothenberg ME.     Pediatric patients with eosinophilic esophagitis: an 8-year follow-up.  J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2007. Mar; 119(3):731-8.

Konikoff MR, Noel RJ, Blanchard C, Kirby C, Jameson SC, Buckmeier BK, Akers R, Cohen MB, Collins MH, Assa'ad AH, Aceves SS, Putnam PE, Rothenberg ME.  A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Fluticasone Propionate for Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis.  Gastroenterology.  2006. Nov; 131(5):1381-1391.

 Konikoff MR, Blanchard C, Kirby C, Buckmeier BK, Cohen MB, Heubi JE, Putnam PE, Rothenberg ME.  Potential of Blood Eosinophils, Eosinophil-Derived Neurotoxin, and Eotaxin-3 as Biomarkers of Eosinophilic Esophagitis.  Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2006. Nov; 4(11):1328-1336.

Blanchard C, Wang N, Stringer KF, Mishra A, Fulkerson PC, Abonia PJ, Jameson SC, Kirby C, Konikoff MR, Collins MH, Cohen MB, Akers R, Hogan SP, Assa’ad AH, Putnam PE, Aronow BJ, Rothenberg ME.  Eotaxin-3/CCL26 and a uniquely conserved gene-expression profile in eosinophilic esophagitis.  J Clin Invest.  2006. Feb; 116(2):536-547.

Konikoff MR, Denson LA.  Role of fecal calprotectin as a biomarker of intestinal inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease.  Inflamm Bowel Dis.  2006.  Jun; 12(6):524-534

Collins MH, Blanchard C, Abonia JP, Kirby C, Akers R, Wang N, Putnam PE, Jameson SC, Assa'ad AH, Konikoff MR, Stringer KF, Rothenberg ME.  Clinical, Pathologic, and Molecular Characterization of Familial Eosinophilic Esophagitis Compared With Sporadic Cases.  Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008.  Jun; 6(6):621-9.


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