Hilary Jericho, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Hepatology (Liver Disease) | More

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Director, Pediatric Clinical Research for the Celiac Disease Center

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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Hilary Jericho, MD, is a pediatric gastroenterologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive and liver diseases in children. She has a particular interest in celiac disease, functional abdominal pain, cholestatic liver disease and nutrition.

Her interest in pediatrics and style of working directly with her young patients started during medical school. She founded Fast Food Facts, a youth nutrition program to help

increase children’s awareness of exercise, the body and healthy food choices at home and when visiting fast food restaurants. This program is a predecessor to the current posting of fast food nutritional information.

Dr. Jericho founded the video capsule endoscopy program at the hospital and is routinely called upon to consult other hospitals initiating this program. She is also specialized in clinical hypnotherapy which she offers as an alternative treatment for functional abdominal pain. As part of the hospital’s medical informatics and electronic medical records team, Dr. Jericho leverages technology to maximize patient care and provide a high degree of efficiency in her clinics. Dr. Jericho is also passionate about helping children suffering from constipation.

Dr. Jericho’s clinical work and research have focused on a combination of cholestatic liver disease, nutrition, functional gastrointestinal disorders and celiac disease, for which she has produced dozens of publications, peer-reviewed articles, and presentations.

At every level of her academic and professional career, Dr. Jericho is the recipient of a number of awards, including the 2003 American Medical Student Association National Jumpstart Grant, the 2010 Clinical Departments of Children’s Memorial Hospital and Children’s Memorial Research Center Tuition Scholarship, and the UChicago Medicine Pediatric Faculty Scholar Program.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Internship

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Residency

  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Fellowship

  • Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

Other Grad Education

  • MS, Northwestern University

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2012

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Languages Spoken

  • English
At The Forefront Live: Kids and Constipation

What can be done for children with tummy aches, fewer than three bowel movements a week, or other signs of constipation? When should children see a doctor? UChicago Medicine experts Hilary Jericho, MD and Megan DeFrates, MD answer these questions and more.

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