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Pediatric Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology Leadership

Dr. Charmaine H. Mziray-Andrew is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, specializing in pediatric gastroenterology.  She completed her medical degree at Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas-Havana in Havana, Cuba and her pediatric residency, including a year as chief resident, at Sinai Children's Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. She then completed a three-year fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at the University of Chicago Comer Chidlren's Hospital in Chicago.  Mziray-Andrew is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology.

Meet Our Other Gastroenterology Providers

Patient Care

In Pediatric Gastroenterology we take care of children with a variety of gastrointestinal disorders, working with families throughout central and southern Illinois. Our multidisciplinary approach ensures our patients get the best care possible. We are committed to:

  • Providing excellent patient care;
  • Participation in medical innovation and research; and
  • Community education and outreach.
Pediatric Gastroenterology Patient Care Resources


When working with pediatric gastroenterology, our pediatric residents will benefit from a multidisciplinary approach, working closely with ENT, dietitians, and speech therapists.

Clinical and Research Interests

The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology at SIU School of Medicine has a diverse staff with a wide array of clinical and research interests. Those interests include (but are not limited to):

  • Nutritional Rehabilitation & Feeding Disorders
  • Allergic Conditions of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Celiac Disease
  • Diarrheal diseases
  • Vomitting