Katja K Kovacic, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatrics
Children’s Wisconsin since 2014
  • Assistant professor, the Medical College of Wisconsin

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Dr. Kovacic is board certified in Pediatrics and a subspecialized Pediatric Gastroenterologist. She has expertise and special interest in managing patients with functional bowel, motility, gastro-esophageal reflux disease and feeding disorders. Part of the nationally recognized GI motility program at the Children's Wisconsin Center for Pediatric Neurogastroenterology, Motility and Autonomic Disorders, she performs motility testing including pH-impedance and esophageal, antroduodenal, colon and anorectal manometry studies. She is also part of the multidisciplinary Feeding Team.  Her research is focused on developing better diagnostic tools and therapies for complex disorders such as chronic nausea and gastroparesis. Her primary goal is to help children and families who suffer from chronic and debilitating GI disorders achieve the best possible care and quality of life.

Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatrics

Areas of Interest

  • Pediatrics
  • Gastroenterology
  • Autonomic disorders
  • Cyclic vomiting syndrome
  • Functional abdominal pain
  • Gastroparesis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Motility issues
  • Neurogastrointestinal disorders
  • Neurostimulation
  • Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome POTS
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Education and Awards

Education

  • 2008, Brown University School of Medicine (Rhode Island),
  • 2008, Dartmouth Medical School, MD

Residencies

    2011, Hasbro Children's Hospital - RI - Pediatrics

Fellowships

    2014, Medical College of Wisconsin - Ped Gastroenterology

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