J. Marc Rhoads, MD
- Board Certification:
American Board of Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins University, 1980
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, 1983
The Hospital for Sick Children, 1986
J. Marc Rhoads, M.D., was inspired to become a physician by a childhood experience.
“My best friend, Mike Newman, died of bone cancer when we were teenagers,” said Dr. Rhoads, division director and professor of pediatric gastroenterology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. “He wanted to be a doctor. He was part of an NIH study on immunotherapy to try and cure him. It made an impact on me to see him sick and learn about research.”
It was in Bangladesh during medical school at Johns Hopkins, where Dr. Rhoads began to hone his interest in gastroenterology. “It is a very poor country with a high infant mortality rate,” Dr. Rhoads explained. “Children were dying every day of diarrheal disease. I wanted to investigate super oral rehydration therapy and be a part of future research.”
Dr. Rhoads is a pediatric gastroenterologist who specializes in the treatment of diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, colic, celiac disease, abdominal pain. His research studies focus on the benefits of probiotics in several models of human disease.
When not practicing medicine, he enjoys traveling with his wife, playing piano and organ, and visiting his son in the Philippines.
University of Texas at Houston, Department of Pediatrics, Division Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology, 2006-
Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Pediatrics Department, Section Head, Division of Gastroenterology. December 2002-2006. Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Tulane University, 2003-2006
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Professor, September 1998- December 2002.
Director, Fellowship Training Program in Pediatric Gastroenterology. 1994-2001.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Associate Professor, July 1992- September 1998.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Assistant Professor, July 1986 – June 1992.
Adjunct Associate Professor. North Carolina State University, Department of Anatomy, Physiological Sciences, and Radiology. 1999.
Adjunct Associate Professor. University of North Carolina, Department of Nutrition, 2000.
Children’s Memorial Hermann
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
American Board of Pediatrics Board Certification, January 19, 1986.
Subspecialty Board Certification in Pediatric Gastroenterology, 1990, re-certified in 1997, 2004, and 2011.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS (AND COMMITTEES OF THESE):
LOCAL: Texas Medical Center Digestive Diseases Center (Baylor, M.D. Anderson, University of Texas). Internal Advisory Committee
NATIONAL: North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition
Society for Pediatric Research; American Gastroenterological Society
HONORS AND AWARDS:
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases/Burroughs Wellcome Young
Investigator Award, 1986
University of North Carolina Faculty Development Award, 1986
NIH Clinical Investigator Award, 1990.
University of North Carolina Research Council Award, 1996
Annual Award for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina, 2000.
America’s Top Doctors, 2001-present.
Best Doctors, 2005-present.
Chairman’s Research Award: Ochsner for Children, Pediatrics Dept., 6/2004
America’s Top Pediatricians 2009
U.S. News and World Report: Top 1% of Pediatric Gastroenterologists 2013.
Houstonia Magazine: Top Doctors 2013
- UT Physicians Pediatric Specialists – Texas Medical Center
6410 Fannin Street, Suite 500
Houston, TX 77030