Investigator Profile: Patrick J. Javid, MD, FACS, FAAP
Patrick J. Javid, MD, FACS, FAAP
Professor, Division of Pediatric General Surgery
Dr. Javid's research interests are focused on the long-term outcomes of children with intestinal failure and short bowel syndrome. He and his research team have been performing longitudinal analysis of the health-related quality of life of the children and their families in our Intestinal Rehabilitation Program since 2011, and have a robust database to assess these outcomes. He is also the co-PI for the first multi-center, international prospective quality of life assessment in children with intestinal failure. This study is actively enrolling in 12 centers across the U.S. and Canada.
Dr. Javid's research team is also actively engaged in studying outcomes of infants born with gastroschisis. Using the Seattle Children’s Clinical Standard Work Pathway for gastroschisis, the team has an active prospectively collected database of all newborns treated here for gastroschisis dating back to 2008. Their recent studies have investigated gastroschisis closure techniques, costs associated with gastroschisis care, hyponatremia in this population, and feeding advancement strategies.