Mariana S.J. Middelhof, MD

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Mariana S.J. Middelhof, MD

Specialty: Gastroenterology

Started Practice: 2016

Language(s): English

Medical School:
San Juan Bautista School of Medicine, Caguas, PR

Internship & Residency:
San Juan City Hospital Pediatric Residency, San Juan, PR

Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship:
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Degree:
Doctor of Medicine

AvMed, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Coventry Health Care Inc., Dimension Health Inc., JMH Health Plan, HealthSun Health Plans, Humana, Medica HealthCare Plans, MultiPlan, Preferred Care Partners, Simply HealthCare, TriCare, United HealthCare

  • Cum Laude Medical Doctor 2010
  • Excellence Academic and Clinical Skills in Continuity Clinics awarded by San Juan City Hospital Department of Pediatrics
  • Excellence in Academic and Clinical Skills in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
    awarded by San Juan City Hospital Department of Pediatrics
  • Excellence in Academic and Clinical Skills in Pediatrics Neonatal Intensive
    Care Unit awarded by San Juan City Hospital Department of Pediatrics
  • Excellence in Teaching Skills awarded by San Juan City Hospital
    Department of Pediatrics
  • Overall Excellence Skills in General Pediatrics awarded by San Juan City
    Hospital Department of Pediatrics
  • Mead Johnson Travel Award to American Academy of Pediatrics National
    Conference & Exhibition 2012
  • Strong Star Award for excellence in patient care 2016

Mariana Middelhof completed her Bachelor degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. She received her medical degree from San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in 2010, completed her pediatric residency training at San Juan City Hospital in 2013 and accomplished her Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Fellowship at University of Rochester School of Medicine in 2016.

While a resident, Mariana received for three consecutive years the award presented by the faculty for demonstrating “Excellence Academic and Clinical Skills in Continuity Clinics”, as well she received the awards presented by the faculty for demonstrating:  “ Excellence in Academic and Clinical Skills in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit”,  “Excellence in Academic and Clinical Skills in Pediatrics Neonatal Intensive Care Unit”, “ Excellence in Teaching Skills by demonstrating the ability and disposition to teach students and peers” as  well she was  recognized by her faculty by demonstrating “Overall Excellence Skills in General Pediatrics”.

During her fellowship she conducted research in the areas of total parenteral nutrition associated liver disease and the usage of Fish-Oil Emulsion, factors affecting copper levels in cholestatic infants. During her fellowship she received recognition for he excellency in patient care as well. She is very interesting currently in pursuing clinical research in area of gastric and colonic dysmotility.

Dr. Middlehof is the lead author of several publications, oral and case reports presented in various forums: “Asociación Latinoamericana de Pediatría”,“Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Pediatría Scientific Forum”, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Annual Research and Education Forum of the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus,  Pediatric Academic Society, NASPGHAN and WCPGHAN.

Outside of her professional career she enjoys theatre, singing, listing to music, swimming, exercising, biking, traveling, cooking, reading, crafting, watching foreign movies and documentaries. She also enjoys spending quality time with her family, volunteering and taking part in community service.

Areas of clinical interests include: dysphagia, GERD, gastroparesis, chronic constipation, chronic nausea, chronic pseudo-obstruction, short bowel syndrome, intestinal failure, malnutrition, obesity, pancreatic insufficiency, liver disease: including biliary atresia, choledochal cyst, autoimmune hepatitis, nonalcoholic fatty liver, neonatal cholestasis, viral hepatitis, pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis. Special areas of interest include liver, nutrition, dysmotility evaluation including esophageal manometry, anorectal manometry, colonic manometry, antroduodenal manometry, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.


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