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Triple-board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics in gastroenterology, general pediatrics and transplant hepatology, Dr. John-Paul Berauer joined the gastroenterology team at Valley Children’s in 2019. 

Dr. Berauer earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine before going on to complete his residency in pediatrics through Advocate Children’s Hospital in Illinois, where he served as chief resident in his last year. He went on to complete fellowships in clinical research in pediatric transplant hepatology and pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Prior to Valley Children’s, Dr. Berauer worked in general medicine at Advocate Medical Group in Illinois. He gained a wealth of specialized pediatric knowledge after also working at Children’s Healthcare and Emory Children’s Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Additionally, Dr. Berauer  worked as an instructor at Emory School of Medicine, where he supervised and guided pediatric residents specializing in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition on core curriculum for liver and pancreatic disorders, as well as nutrition and metabolism. 

Active in his professional community, Dr. Berauer served as a camp physician volunteer for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America for more than a decade. He is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Gastroenterological Association, American Liver Foundation, American Society of Transplantation, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Pediatric Liver Disorders (SIG). 

Dr. Berauer’s primary research has focused on the study of cholestatic liver diseases in childhood. He has been a sponsored investigator by the Childhood Liver Disease Research Network and pioneered investigations into the abnormal ciliary structure and function in the etiopathogenesis of biliary atresia through whole genome sequencing. He has shared his expertise through a number of lectures both in the U.S. and internationally, and his work has been published in various books chapters, abstracts and peer-reviewed journals including Hepatology.

Medical Education

  • Medical SchoolUniversity of Illinois College of Medicine, Champaign-Urbana, IL
  • ResidencyPediatrics - Advocate Children’s Hospital, Park Ridge, IL
  • FellowshipPediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition - Emory Univ. School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • FellowshipPediatric Transplant Hepatology - Emory Univ. School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA