Faculty & Staff

The Divison of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the University of Florida is part of the UF Health Shand’s Children’s Hospital in Gainesville, FL. We care for patients with a wide range of symptoms. We also perform procedures including upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, liver biopsy, and anorectal manometry. Within our division, we have a dedicated hepatobiliary clinic, feeding aversion clinic, and outreach clinics in Tallahassee, FL as well as Orlando, FL. At our Gainesville clinic, we have access to nutrition services, PT/OT, behavioral psychology, and Social Work. Please feel free to contact us with questions or concerns.


Cristoniel S Abrenica

Cristoniel S Abrenica MD, FAAP

Clinical Assistant Professor

Joel Andres

Joel Andres M.D.

Professor Emeritus

Genie L Beasley

Genie L Beasley M.D.

Interim Chief & Clinical Associate Professor

Christina B Chadwick

Christina B Chadwick M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Sam Cheng

Sam Cheng M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor

Donald A Novak

Donald A Novak M.D.



Hebat Kamal

Hebat Kamal

Third Year Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellow

Kayla Morneault-Gill

Kayla Morneault-Gill

Second Year Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellow

Lara S Al-Agailat

Clinical & Nursing Staff

Jen Enriquez, BSN, RNBC

Jen Enriquez

Rebecca Etchison, LPN


Melissa Orton, BSN, RN, CPN, MSN

Melissa Orton

Lauren Tuck, MS, RD, LD/N

Lauren Tuck

Office Staff

Bayleigh S Dowling

Bayleigh S Dowling

Administrative Specialist III
Jasmine Q Mitchell

Jasmine Q Mitchell

Administrative Spec II
Kimberley D H Koval

Kimberley D H Koval

Fin Spec – Clinic
Bree A Schmidt

Bree A Schmidt

Fin Couns – ACU

Liver Transplant Staff

Liver Transplant Coordinator

Rachel Bush, ARNP

Rachel Bush

Liver Transplant Coordinator Assistant

April Ellis

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