September 13-15, 2019
Bristol Community College
Fall River, MA

Dr Benjamin Gold

Keynote Speaker

Dr Benjamin Gold, Pediatric GI at GI Care for Kids

Dr. Benjamin Gold is an internationally-recognized pediatric gastroenterologist at Children's Center for Digestive Healthcare, GI Care for Kids in Atlanta, Georgia. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University Hospital.

Prior to private practice, Dr Gold was focused on academic medicine. Dr. Gold had an outstanding academic career at Emory University where he had been a Marcus Chair of Pediatric Gastroenterology, a tenured Professor of both Pediatrics and Microbiology and the Director of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. While at Emory, Dr. Gold was also Chief of Gastroenterology Service and Medical Director of the Gastrointestinal Diagnostics and Endoscopy Laboratory of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Egleston hospital campus. 

Dr. Gold received his medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington DC in 1987. He completed an internship and a residency in Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. He completed his research fellowship at the Research Institute Hospital for Sick Children as a Medical Research Council of Canada Research Fellow.

He is a popular clinician with a loyal following of patients and is one of those rare “quadruple threats” that can do it all – research, teach, provide excellent clinical care to his patients, as well as manage health care programs involving research or clinical-care delivery.

Dr. Gold is a leader in the pursuit of critical questions regarding the epidemiology and pathobiology of acid-related diseases in children; in particular, gastroesophageal reflux disease and other esophageal disease including Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Dr. Gold, a well-known lecturer on upper GI disease in children, has published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts and more than 30 book chapters.

He is the co-Director of GI Care for Kids site for the Improve Care Now Quality Improvement Collaborative, which follows almost 1,100 children with IBD. Furthermore, he is co-investigator of multiple national pediatric inflammatory bowel disease consortia as well as being involved in characterizing the gut microflora and its relationship to diet and the development of IBD. His most recent study using the SCD was on “Clinical and Fecal Microbial Changes With Diet Therapy in Active Inflammatory Bowel Disease” He is currently running a clinical study through ImproveCareNow on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.

Dr. Gold has been married to his beautiful wife Wanda for almost 30 years and has two accomplished, talented children. His son, Christopher, is a brilliant and gifted young man, experienced in mixed martial arts, a graduate of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, and now a software developer in Atlanta. His daughter, Bryana, is a stunningly beautiful, outgoing, multi-lingual, accomplished soccer player with national and international exposure, who received her degree in journalism from George Washington University and is living abroad pursuing a career in professional soccer and journalism.