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Benny Kerzner, MD

The Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Center for Surgical Care

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Nutrition Program

Specialties: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Syndrome (IBD), Gastroschesis, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Gastric and duodenal ulcer disease

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics/Gastroenterology
National Provider Identifier1720160187

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Children's Outpatient Center in Spring Valley

4900 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 320
Washington, DC 20016
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Phone: 202-895-3860
Fax: 202-895-3870

Children's Outpatient Center of Montgomery County
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Shady Grove Medical Park
9850 Key West Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
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Phone: 301-765-5400 or 800-787-0243
Fax: 301-765-5497

*Ambulatory Surgery Center 301-765-5500

Benny Kerzner, MD, is a board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist with more than 30 years of experience. In addition to his medical and surgical expertise, he has experience with basic and clinical research. He has been listed as one of Washingtonian Magazine’s top doctors since 1985.

Dr. Kerzner established the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Children’s National Medical Center. He has traveled to South Africa to examine nutritional issues and further investigate his interest of feeding disorders in children.

National & International Recognitions
Super DoctorsWashington Post Magazine2011
Excellence in Medicine AwardThe Sauber Family2004
Top DoctorsWashintonian Magazine2003
The Golden Nipple AwardPennsylvania Midstate Lactation Coalition2002
The Best Doctor's in AmericaWoodward/White Inc.1995
Outstanding Teacher of the Year AwardColumbus Children's Hospital1977

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberSociety for Pediatric Research
MemberNorth American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology
MemberAmerican Society for Parental and Enteral Nutritio
MemberVirginia Medical Society
MemberDistrict of Columbia Medical Society
TitleStudy NameInstitutionYears
Principal InvestigatorA Diagnostic Study of Feeding DisordersNational Institutes of Health1999
Journal Article, Kahn, K., Sharp, H., Hunter, B., Kerzner, B., Jessurun, Blaese, M. (2001), Primary Scierosing Cholangitis in Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 32, 95-99.

Journal Article, Ruess, L., Blask, A.R.N, Bulas, D.I., Mohan, P., Latimer, J.S., Kerzner, B. (2000), Inflammatory Bowel Diease in Children and Young Adults: Correlation of Sonographic and Clinical Parameters during Treatment, American Journal of Roentgenology, 175, 79-84.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Sabra, S., Mohan, P., Kerzner, B., Bader, A., Sabra, A., Eichellberger, M. (1998), Vater Syndrome and Charge Association, Poster session presented at the XI Brazilia Congress of Digestive Endoscopy Salvadeor-Bahia

Journal Article, Bader, A., Kerzner, B. (1998), Ipecac Toxicity in Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Sabra, S., Kerzner, B. (1998), Severe Stricture of Esophagus: Case Report and Management, Poster session presented at the The Brazilian Congress of Digestive Endoscopy

Conference Presentation - Poster, Sabra, S., Kerzner, B. (1998), Association of Vater's Syndrome and Charge's Syndrome: Gastrointestinal Complications and Follow-up, A Case Report, Poster session presented at the The Brazilian Congress of Digestive Endoscopy

Conference Presentation - Poster, Williams-Brown, L., Agwunobi, J., Kerzner, B., et al. (1998), Transitioning feeding tube dependent children to oral feeding, Poster session presented at the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Washington, DC

Conference Presentation - Poster, Agwunobi, J., Lynch, A., Kerzner, B., et al. (1998), Multi-disciplinary treatment of feeding disorders, Poster session presented at the George Washington University Health Sciences Research Day, Washington, DC

Conference Presentation - Poster, Murty, K., Fernandez-Larrson, R., Kerzner, B. (1995), Development of a hepatitis C virus-propagating cell line: a potential in-vitro model for drug testing and vaccine development, Poster session presented at the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Annual Meeting

Conference Presentation - Poster, Mohan, P., Kaler, S.G., Arthur-Smith, A., Kerzner, B., Rose, M.C. (1995), Detection of copper binding ligands in rat bile by a new technique, Poster session presented at the Society of Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Benny Kerzner, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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