Gerber early childhood nutrition expert

Bryan Vartabediam, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

“Over the years, I have had many parents come to me seeking nutritional guidance for their babies. The role that nutrition plays in preventing health issues is an area that is often overlooked. I find it fascinating to see the growing amount of published literature about how probiotics can help bring balance to gut microbiota, demonstrating outcomes of improved health. In particular, recent papers prove that the probiotic L. reuteri can help reduce crying time in colicky babies. I enjoy teaching parents about these new findings in nutrition and providing simple tips to improve their family’s healthy lifestyle.”

Bryan Vartabedian, MD, is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and a pediatric gastroenterologist at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. He holds a board certification in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. He is a strong advocate for the continued convergence of social media and medicine.

Dr. Vartabedian is a member of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.

He is the author of two books, Colic Solved: The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Crying, Difficult-to-Soothe Baby (Random House, 2007) and First Foods (St. Martin’s Press, 2001). He is a contributor to several scientific and lay publications, addressing both clinical topics in gastroenterology and opinion pieces on the adoption of social media by medical professionals. He has been quoted in several media outlets, including CNN Health, the Wall Street Journal, and the Dermatology Times. He is a frequent presenter at scientific conferences and has published several abstracts.

After receiving his BS from the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Vartabedian went on to receive his MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worchester, Massachusetts. He completed his residency at Baylor College of Medicine, where he also received a fellowship. His practice is based in Houston, Texas.


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