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Darla Roye Shores, M.D., Ph.D.

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


Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Intestinal Rehabilitation, Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology more

Research Interests

General pediatric gastroenterology with an emphasis on nutritional intervention; Intestinal failure more


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 The Hopkins Resource for Intestinal Vitality and Enhancement (THRIVE), the pediatric intestinal rehabilitation clinic.

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. She has a Ph.D. in Clinical Investigation from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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


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

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



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


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


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

Board Certifications

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

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Shores DR, Alaish SM, Aucott SW, Bullard JE, Haney C, Tymann H, Nonyane BAS, Schwarz KB. J Pediatr. 2018 Apr;195:140-147.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.11.058. Postoperative Enteral Nutrition Guidelines Reduce the Risk of Intestinal Failure-Associated Liver Disease in Surgical Infants. PMID:29402454

Shores DR, Everett AD. Children as Biomarker Orphans: Progress in the Field of Pediatric Biomarkers. J Pediatr. 2018 Feb;193:14-20.e31. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.08.077. Epub 2017 Oct 12. PMID:29031860

Shores DR, Bullard JE, Aucott SW, Stewart FD, Haney C, Tymann H, Miller MR, Nonyane BA, Schwarz KB. Implementation of Feeding Guidelines in Infants at Risk of Intestinal Failure.  J Perinatol. 2015 Nov;35(11):941-8. doi: 10.1038/.2015.105. Epub 2015 Aug 27. PubMed PMID: 26313054

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