Genie L Beasley

Genie L Beasley, M.D.

Interim Chief & Clinical Associate Professor

Business Phone: (352) 273-9350

About Genie L Beasley

As far back as I can remember from childhood, I always wanted to be a doctor. Pediatric gastroenterology was something I was drawn to early in my medical training. I gravitated towards pediatrics because I come from a family of teachers and working with children is something we always talked about at home. I became a gastroenterologist because I grew up with several close family members who have inflammatory bowel disease. Seeing everything they went through was inspiration for me to improve the lives of kids and their families navigating their journey with this disease.

I went to the University of Florida for college and stayed for medical school, residency and my fellowship training. Gainesville is such a comfortable place to live and it has become my community. I specialize in inflammatory bowel disease and started the UF Pediatric IBD multidisciplinary program in 2013. It has grown significantly in the past decade and families from all over Florida, and even outside of the state, travel to receive care here. Our program is one of the participating members of ImproveCareNow, which is a national quality improvement initiative to improve outcomes in kids with IBD. Since we’ve been participating, we’ve seen improvements in our remission rates, and our clinical data has contributed to new knowledge in the form of publications that share new findings in the care of children’s inflammatory bowel disease.

I focus a lot of my energy on teaching my patients and their parents about their IBD, how to understand results of testing and how to make decisions affecting their treatment. Becoming ready for transition to adult GI care and learning the skills necessary to navigate the medical system is something I think is important for their success.

When I’m not seeing patients in clinic, I am teaching. I direct the Gastroenterology Course at the medical school at UF, which means I get to teach GI to all of the medical students. I’m also involved in teaching residents and fellows, and I am the director for the Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program, where we train doctors to become pediatric gastroenterologists.

I’d like my patients to know that I take a family-centered approach to care. I think families are comfortable communicating with me, and they know we make decisions together as a team. I enjoy working with children of all ages (and their parents!), and I think I’m particularly skilled at working with teens and college students. Outside of work, I enjoy going on hiking trips with my family. I’m also a big fan of yoga and indoor rock climbing.


Pediatric Faculty Teacher Award
2019 · University of Florida
Pediatric Resident Teacher of the Year Award
2010 · University of Florida
Pediatric Resident Teacher of the Year Award
2009 · University of Florida

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
MDC7401 Senior Pediatric Clk
MDC7400 Pediatric Clerkship
MDT7400 Elect Top/Pediatrics
BMS6634 GI and Hepatology

Clinical Profile

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
Areas of Interest
  • Crohn disease
  • Ulcerative colitis


An Unusual Case of a Perforated Meckel’s Diverticulum.
Case reports in pediatrics. 2023 [DOI] 10.1155/2023/2289520. [PMID] 37122498.
Congenital Portosystemic Shunt Presenting As Hyperammonemia Following Fontan Operation.
JPGN reports. 4(1) [DOI] 10.1097/PG9.0000000000000282. [PMID] 37181924.
Unusual Presentation of Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy.
JPGN reports. 3(4) [DOI] 10.1097/PG9.0000000000000246. [PMID] 37168480.
Implementing a Novel Quality Improvement-Based Approach to Data Quality Monitoring and Enhancement in a Multipurpose Clinical Registry
Egems (Washington, Dc). 7(1) [DOI] 10.5334/egems.262. [PMID] 31646151.
Sub-acute neonatal hemochromatosis in an infant with hypoplastic left heart syndrome on ventricular assist device awaiting transplantation.
Pediatric transplantation. 23(7) [DOI] 10.1111/petr.13567. [PMID] 31407854.
A Challenging Treatment Decision for a Rare Association: Case Report of Familial Turcot Syndrome With Fistulizing Crohn’s Disease.
Frontiers in pediatrics. 6 [DOI] 10.3389/fped.2018.00083. [PMID] 29670872.
Extracellular Calcium Dictates Onset, Severity, and Recovery of Diarrhea in a Child with Immune-Mediated Enteropathy.
Frontiers in pediatrics. 6 [DOI] 10.3389/fped.2018.00007. [PMID] 29435439.
Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Creation in a 5.5-kg Infant with Refractory Variceal Hemorrhage: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR. 27(1):145-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvir.2015.09.020. [PMID] 26723926.


Residency – Pediatrics
2010 · University of Florida
Medical Degree
2007 · University of Florida

Contact Details

(352) 273-9350
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100296
Business Street:
Room HD 604
1600 SW Archer Road
Gainesville FL 32608