Pediatric Pancreas Center

Our Pediatric Pancreas Center is committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate and family-centric care for children with pancreas diseases, and is recognized as a center of excellence by the National Pancreas Foundation for the care and treatment of pancreatitis.

We are also a contributing member of the INSPPIRE (INternational Study Group of Pediatric Pancreatitis: In search for a cuRE) research project, an NIH-funded research project comprised of 27 pediatric centers around the world focused on children with pancreatitis.

Conditions We Treat

The Pediatric Pancreas Center provides comprehensive disease management for a wide range of pancreatic conditions, including:

  • Pancreas divisum
  • Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency
  • Pancreatic mass
  • Pancreatic stones/sludge
  • Pancreatic trauma
  • Walled-off pancreatic necrosis (WOPN)

Integrated Treatment Approach

We work in close collaboration with pediatric experts across pediatric specialties to offer complete medical, endoscopic and surgical care for your child.

Our Team

Our expert staff includes gastroenterologists, nutritionists, nurses and social workers who specialize in diagnosing and treating an array of pancreatic conditions, including acute recurrent pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis.


Kenneth Ng DO

  • Director of Endoscopy
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Expertise: Pediatric Gastroenterology


  • Sarah Bronwyn Lowry MD

    • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

    Expertise: Pediatric Gastroenterology

  • Ann Scheimann MD

    • Medical Advisor, Weight Management Program
    • Professor of Pediatrics

    Expertise: Pediatric Gastroenterology

  • Darla R. Shores MD PhD

    • Medical Director, The Hopkins Resource for Intestinal Vitality and Enhancement (THRIVE)
    • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

    Expertise: Pediatric Gastroenterology

Contact and Locations

Contact Information for Patients

Appointments: 410-955-8769, option 5, then option 3
Nurses Line410-955-8769, option 6
Fax: 410-367-2762

After-Hours Emergency Contact

To reach the on-call physician for emergencies after 5 p.m. and weekends, please call the paging operator at 410-955-6070 and ask to speak to the pediatric GI fellow on call.

For Health Care Providers

Emergency consultative services (physician-to-physician) are available 24 hours a day. Call the Hopkins Access Line (HAL) at 1-800-765-5447 or 410-955-9444 in Baltimore and ask to speak to the pediatric GI fellow on call.


We see patients in the pediatric specialty clinic at The Johns Hopkins Hospital main campus.

David M. Rubenstein Child Health Building
200 N. Wolfe St
Baltimore, MD 21287
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