Esophageal surgery patient Lily Hale with her parents, Jessica and Wesley

Novel surgery helps infant’s esophageal condition

Surgeons at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently performed an innovative surgery to repair a rare esophageal condition in a 9-month-old patient.

Grant bolsters Hiremath’s research on esophageal disorder

Girish Hiremath, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Pediatrics, has received a Junior Faculty Development Grant from the American College of Gastroenterology Institute for Clinical Research and Education.

Dual-action enzyme protects esophagus

An antioxidant enzyme also functions as a tumor suppressor to limit cancer development in the esophagus.


Enzyme counters stomach acid attack

Dysfunction or loss of an “antioxidant” enzyme may lead to higher risk for esophageal cancer in patients with gastric reflux disease.