Bernadette E Vitola, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatrics
Children’s Wisconsin since 2010

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Dr. Vitola is a board certified Pediatric Gastroenterologist, and a fellowship trained Pediatric Transplant Hepatologist. She has a special interest in chronic liver disease, liver transplant, and obesity.

Dr. Vitola is interested in research in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, biliary atresia, and pediatric liver transplant quality of life.  She is also interested in evaluating better methods of education for trainees, patients, and families. She enjoys working with fellows, residents and medical students in the inpatient and outpatient settings.  Dr. Vitola advocates for her patients and their families to provide as much support as possible to help patients be successful with both their health and life goals.

Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatrics

Areas of Interest

  • Pediatrics
  • Gastroenterology
  • Celiac disease
  • Cholestasis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Drug induced liver toxicity
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Liver disease
  • Liver failure
  • Liver transplant
  • Obesity
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Education and Awards

Education

  • 1996, Knox College, BA
  • 2003, University of Illinois at Chicago, MPH
  • 2002, University of Illinois College of Medicine (Chicago), MD

Residencies

    2006, Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center (Ohio) - Pediatrics

Fellowships

    2010, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - Ped Transplant Hepatology2009, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine - Ped Gastroenterology

Research and publications

Research

  • Quality of life in children with liver disease and liver transplant
  • Standardized education of patients and families regarding informed consent
  • Education of pediatric GI fellows
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

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