Hi. My name is Tom Wallach and I’m a pediatric gastroenterologist here at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, New York. I’m a clinical gastroenterologist as well as a researcher, with my research focus in understanding the intestinal barrier and how it works, as well as in understanding how this impacts pain and early childhood nutrition. I see patients primarily at our Flatbush location, but can also see patients in downtown Brooklyn as well as via telehealth. I completed my residency at Columbia University and my fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. And I’m really happy to be back here in New York. Clinically, I specialize in diseases of abdominal pain or discomfort, including IBS, gastroparesis, functional dyspepsia and other diseases of gut-brain interaction. I also have specific expertise in inflammatory bowel disease and pancreatitis. I’ve spoken at several conferences, including the Digestive Disease Week and the National Pediatric Gastroenterology Conference, published original research in several journals, and provided continuing medical education to several groups, including here at SUNY Downstate and major outpatient groups like Tribeca Pediatrics, and One Medical. In my spare time, I enjoy riding my bike, hanging out with my son, live music, and most importantly, for a gastroenterologist, cooking and eating.