Assistant Professor, University of Utah Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building
81 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
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Dr. Ermarth practices general gastroenterology and endoscopy for pediatric patients at Primary Children’s Hospital in Utah. She is the medical director of the Feeding and Swallowing Center at Primary Children's Hospital and a provider in the Nutrition Center, which gives comprehensive nutrition care. She has particular clinical interest in celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. Given her general pediatrics training at the Teen Mom Clinic in South Salt Lake, she has experience in adolescent health, with interests in inflammatory bowel disease, functional chronic abdominal pain, and disordered eating for these patients. She believes in understanding all medical, environmental, and psychosocial elements of a patient that may contribute to patient symptoms or decreased quality of life.

She has research interests in endoscopic and clinical quality improvement, including overseeing a unique clinic of former NICU patients who qualify for early hospital discharge due to feeding disorders. She is the program director for the pediatric gastroenterology fellowship and also teaches medical students, residents, and fellows at the School of Medicine. She appreciates a safe, thoughtful approach to medicine and avoids excessive tests or procedures when clinically possible.

No conflicts of interest (11/18/2021)

Selected Bibliography:

Ermarth A, Jensen MK.
A North American Serologic-based Celiac Disease Diagnosis: If Not Now, Then When?.
J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020;70(5):e107. PubMed abstract

White BR, Ermarth A, Thomas D, Arguinchona O, Presson AP, Ling CY.
Creation of a Standard Model for Tube Feeding at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Discharge.
JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2020;44(3):491-499. PubMed abstract / Full Text

Ermarth A, Thomas D, Ling CY, Cardullo A, White BR.
Effective Tube Weaning and Predictive Clinical Characteristics of NICU Patients With Feeding Dysfunction.
JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2020;44(5):920-927. PubMed abstract

Johnson E, Ermarth A, Deneau M.
A Novel Care Model for Neonatal Intestinal Failure Patients Is Associated With Cost Savings and Improved Outcomes.
Gastroenterology Res. 2019;12(2):93-95. PubMed abstract / Full Text

Jaramillo C, Ermarth AK, Putnam AR, Deneau M.
Neonatal cholestasis and hepatosplenomegaly caused by congenital dyserythropoietic anemia type 1: A case report.
World J Hepatol. 2019;11(5):477-482. PubMed abstract / Full Text