Board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology, Dr. Clifton Huang joined Valley Children’s as a pediatric gastroenterologist in July 2012.
Dr. Huang received his medical degree from Universidad Dr. Jose Matias Delgado in El Salvador and did his residency in pediatrics at Miami Children’s Hospital. He completed his fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. During his fellowship training he completed a yearlong training in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr. Huang has completed special training and maintains certification in advanced endoscopic procedures including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, push and single-balloon enteroscopy, endomicroscopy and bariatric endoscopic procedures.
Dr. Huang leads the Center for Pediatric Crohn’s and Colitis, a team of physicians with a dedicated nurse, dietitian, social worker, psychologist and research coordinator, all of whom currently care in a multidisciplinary approach for more than 350 patients with this condition. The team is involved in multiple research trials and maintains active membership in Improve Care Now, a collaborative of clinicians, researchers, parents and patients dedicated to improving the health, care and costs for kids with Chrohn’s and ulcerative colitis. Valley Children’s remission rates for inflammatory bowel disease remain above 85 percent with Dr. Huang’s contributions.
Dr. Huang has presented internationally on various topics in inflammatory bowel disease. He has also received national and international awards from the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and the World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
He has published in peer-reviewed publications such as Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Journal of Visualized Experiments and Critical Care, and in medical books, Advanced Therapy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Revisiting IBD Management: Dogmas to be Challenged.
Dr. Huang is a member of several professional societies, including the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; American College of Gastroenterology and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.
Dr Huang is fluent in Spanish. When he is not working he dedicates his time to his wife and three children.