Harvard Medical School Division of Nutrition

Advisory Committee

Thomas Jaksic M.D., Ph.D.

Thomas Jaksic M.D., Ph.D.Associate Professor at Children's Hospital, Boston

Principle Investigator of the HCNRC Mass Spectrometry Core Facility

Dr. Jaksic's research focuses on two related areas – nutrition and gastrointestinal surgery.

In 2002, with colleague Heung Bae Kim, he pioneered serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP) for short bowel syndrome. The procedure, which involves making and suturing several v-shaped cuts on alternate sides of the bowel to extend it by a few feet, has been performed successfully at several U.S. medical centers. It is now being evaluated in clinical trials.

Dr. Jaksic received his MD degree from Queen's University in Canada. He completed an internship and residency at the University of Toronto and fellowships at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New England Deaconess Hospital.

Thomas Jaksic, MD, PhD
General Surgery
300 Longwood Avenue, Fegan-3
Boston MA 02115

Phone: 617-355-9600
Fax: 617-730-0477

Email: Tom.Jaksic@childrens.harvard.edu

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