McMaster University

McMaster University

Robert Issenman

Dr. Robert Issenman

Professor, Pediatrics

Ph: 905-521-2100 x 75637
Fx: 905-521-2655
Em: issenman@mcmaster.ca


Research Theme

Nutrition, somatic and skeletal growth and determinants of adult disease

  • Primary Research:Pediatric Nutrition and Digestive Disease
  • Secondary Research: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Key words

Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Bone mineral metabolism, Activity and Interests, Body Image and Obesity, Cyclic vomiting syndrome

Research Program Overview

Dr. Issenman's research on the nutritional and digestive patterns of children and youth have led to work on obesity and body image perception in parents, children and physicians. Long term studies in Inflammatory Bowel Disease include studies of growth and bone mineral metabolism, adaptation to chronic disease, use of nutritional and complimentary products, the life interests and activities of young parents including their reliance on educational materials and the internet. In addition, he has published studies on autonomic function in Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome.


Current Projects

  • Used of Infleximab in the treatment of pediatrics patients with Ulcerative Colitis
  • Validation of Noninvasive markers of intestinal inflammation
  • Assessment of physical conditioning and adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Publications & Achievements

  • GUPTA A, PASKI S, ISSENMAN R, RADOJA C, WEBBER C. Lumbar spine bone mineral density at diagnosis and during follow-up in children with IBD. J Clin Densitometry 2004:7;290-295
  • PERSAD R, JAFFAR I, ISSENMAN R. Prevalence of skeletal fracture in children with inflammatory bowel disease. J Ped Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2006:43;5-11
  • ISSENMAN R, JAFFER I, PERSAD R, RADOJA C. Life interests and activities of children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease. (In process)

Secondary Contact

Kimberly Harris
Phone: 905-521-2100 x 75637
Email: kharris@mcmaster.ca
Title: Administrative Assistant

Research Staff

Kalpana Kugathasan
Phone: Pager 5337
Email: kugathk@mcmaster.ca
Title: Nurse Research Coordinator

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