Biliary Atresia, Hepatitis B virus infection (HBV), Hepatitis C Virus infection (HCV), Liver Disease, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Liver Transplant
Screening for neonatal liver disease; Viral Hepatitis; Cost of pediatric liver disease
Dr. Douglas Mogul is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His clinical practice focuses on hepatology and liver transplant including disorders such as neonatal cholestasis, autoimmune hepatitis, acute liver failure and viral hepatitis.
Dr. Mogul received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his residency at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital of Stanford University and did a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at Johns Hopkins before joining the faculty in 2012.
He was instrumental in creating a poop color chart that Procter & Gamble Baby Care distributes to birthing centers nationwide. The goal of the chart is to help parents recognize abnormalities in their baby’s stool to catch biliary atresia, which is the leading cause of liver failure in children. In addition, a free mobile app, developed for Johns Hopkins by HCB Health, uses color recognition software to allow parents to snap photos of their baby’s stool and receive feedback within seconds.
Dr. Mogul is also an investigator with NIH Hepatitis B Research Network, which is developing the largest natural history study in the United States of children with hepatitis B as well as a clinical trial for children with immune tolerant HBV. He is involved in multicenter research with hepatitis C virus. He is also interested in neonatal screening for pediatric liver disease and is working on a number of projects to evaluate the cost and benefit of earlier screening.
He has won a number of accolades for his research and teaching, including the highly competitive Clinical Research Award from the American College of Gastroenterology for research related to hepatitis B virus. He is a member of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.