Dr. Christopher Justinich Joins UA Department of Pediatrics and Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center

TUCSON, Ariz. – Christopher Justinich, MD, has joined the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center.

Dr. Justinich, professor, joined the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition. As a pediatric gastroenterologist, Dr. Justinich will provide gastroenterology and nutrition care for children at Banner – Diamond Children’s Multi-Specialty Center and Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center. 

Dr. Justinich brings special expertise in the area of food allergic disorders of the GI tract, and in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)—an inflammatory disease of the esophagus. 

Dr. Justinich received his medical degree from Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario). He completed a residency in pediatrics at the University of Ottawa Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. He completed both a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology and a research fellowship at the University of Montreal Sainte-Justine Hospital. 

His research interests are in in allergic and autoimmune disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.  

Dr. Justinich is board certified in pediatric gastroenterology. 

About Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center
Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center provides pediatric care for children, from newborns to teens. Services include emergency care, heart disorders, traumatic brain injury, autism and developmental disorders, cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders, neurological problems, orthopedics, intensive care needs and more. It is the only pediatric medical facility in Arizona connected to an academic research facility — the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center — where physician-scientists conduct groundbreaking basic science and translational research to advance children’s health. For more information, please visit: www.BannerChildrens.com/DiamondChildrens 

About the UA Department of Pediatrics
The UA Department of Pediatrics is dedicated to teaching the next generation of pediatricians, providing outstanding clinical care to children in Tucson and Southern Arizona and conducting groundbreaking research through the UA Steele Children's Research Center. Faculty and pediatric residents provide clinical care to children at Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center and affiliated outpatient clinics throughout Tucson. In addition to providing clinical care, faculty teach medical students through the department’s clerkship program and pediatric residents through the Pediatric Residency Program and the Combined Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program. The department also offers fellowship programs in pediatric endocrinology and pediatric pulmonology medicine. UA Steele Center researchers advance science through basic science and translational research in areas such as pediatric cancer, type 1 diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, pulmonary diseases, developmental disorders and neonatology, to name a few.

About the University of Arizona Health Sciences
The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, the UA Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research, patient care and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the UA Health Sciences employs almost 5,000 people, has nearly 1,000 faculty members and garners more than $126 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: http://uahs.arizona.edu