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Darla Roye Shores, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics


Expertise: Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology

Research Interests: General pediatric gastroenterology with an emphasis on nutritional intervention; Intestinal failure


Dr. Darla Shores is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Shores is a pediatric gastroenterologist who specializes in nutritional intervention, inflammatory bowel disease and intestinal failure. Dr. Shores is Co-director of Center for Intestinal Rehabilitation & Care Using Science. 

Dr. Shores earned her medical degree at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She completed a pediatrics residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, where she then worked as an attending hospitalist for the GI service for two years prior to completing a pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2011.

Her research interests include quality improvement, intestinal failure, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr. Shores is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, with subspecialty certification in pediatric gastroenterology. more


  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics



  • MD, University of New Mexico School of Medicine (2002)


  • Loma Linda University School of Medicine / Pediatrics (2005)
  • Loma Linda University School of Medicine / Pediatrics (2006)


  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center / Pediatric Gastroenterology (2011)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatric Gastroenterology (2011)
  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (2005)
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