Rana Ammoury, MD



American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatric Gastroenterology



Medical School:

American University of Beirut


Cleveland Clinic Foundation


Indiana University School of Medicine


Dr. Ammoury was born and raised in Lebanon where she completed medical school at the American University of Beirut. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital where she was recipient of a research award in the field of pediatric gastroenterology. She then went to complete a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at Indiana University, Riley Hospital for Children. Dr. Ammoury takes part in the ImproveCareNow Network, a multi-center collaborative that provides quality improvement techniques and tools that enable participating care providers to achieve the model IBD care practices.

Clinical Interests:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Esophageal diseases including eosinophilic esophagitis and gastroesophageal reflux
  • Functional abdominal pain
  • Constipation

CHKD Clinical Trials Involving Dr. Rana Ammoury


  • Stress markers and gut microbiome in pediatric patients with recurrent abdominal pain
  • Milk protein intolerance in infants
  • Quality techniques in IBD care practices

Honors and Awards:

  • Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Doc” 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Best retrospective research project,17th Annual Douglas S. Moodie, Pediatric Research Day ( 2006)


  • Rana Ammoury MD, John Emhardt MD, William Aitchison MD, Debra Horn RN, Joseph Croffie MD. Can Colonic Manometry Studies be Done on the Day of Colonic Motility Catheter Placement? J Peidatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2012;55(3):278-82.
  • Rana Ammoury MD, Marian Pfefferkorn MD. Significance of Esophageal Involvement in Pediatric Crohn’s Patients. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2011;52(3):291-294.
  • Rana Ammoury MD, Marc Rosenman PhD, Sandeep Gupta MD. Incidental gastric eosinophils in patients with Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Do they Matter? J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2010;51(6):723-6.
  • Ammoury RF, Heptulla RA, Tatevian N, Elenberg E. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy of an adrenal adenoma with myelolipoma relieves severe hypertension in a 16-year-old patient. Pediatric Nephrology. 2006; 21:433-436.
  • Ammoury RF, Ghishan FK. Inborn Errors of Carbohydrate Metabolism. In FJ Suchy &RJ Sokol & WF Ballistreri, Liver Diseases in Children (4th ed).
  • Ammoury RF, Ghishan FK. Diarrhea and Its Clinical Implications. In FK Ghishan, & HM Said, Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract (5th ed).
  • Ammoury RF, Croffie JM. Malabsorptive disorders of childhood. Pediatrics in Review 2010;31:407-416.
  • Ammoury, RF and Gupta SK 2010. Colic and Gastrointestinal Gas. In R. Wiley, & J. Hyams, Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. (4th ed).
  • Ammoury RF, Gupta SK. Mepolizumab in the Treatment of Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Therapy. 2009; 6:231-237.
  • Ammoury RF, Pfefferkorn MD, Croffie JM. Chronic Abdominal Pain in Children: Past and Present. World Journal of Pediatrics. 2009;5(2):103-112.

Community Involvement and Memberships:

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

American Gastroenterological Association

American College of Gastroenterology

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (Expert panel member of the task force created by the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and its Pediatric Council to establish best practices for childhood obesity prevention, assessment and treatment).

Contact Info:

(757) 668-7240



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