Dr. Lerner describes Gastroenterology Program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Dr. Lerner describes Gastroenterology Program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin


I am Dr. Diana Lerner and I am a pediatric gastroenterologist at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. I always joke with my patients that I would much rather talk about Shrek than stocks any day, so children kind of lend themselves into fun conversation on a daily basis. They’re resilience and fun-loving attitude, the ability to recover from almost anything is really what makes working with children the best part of anybody’s job. Besides seeing kids with regular gastrointestinal problems such as reflex, inflammatory bowel disease and constipation, I also have a special interest in treating children with esophageal disorders — so kids who were born with problems of the esophagus, children with allergies in the esophagus. I’m also part of a special aerodigestive clinic, which offers services combined with other subspecialties including; ear nose and throat doctors, pulmonologists, and dieticians and feeding specialists. So I’m really privileged to be a part of such a connected group of doctors that all work together and also to have the referrals from throughout the state to be able to help kids with these unique problems. The best thing about my job is being able to help kids. It’s really something that I feel truly privileged to be able to do. People let us be part of their lives — be part of their kids lives. They entrust us with the care of their most precious asset. I probably have to say that seeing kids come back and feeling better is really the most rewarding part of the day.

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