Estella M Alonso

  • 6598 Citations
1989 …2023
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Research Interests

My primary research interest is in health outcomes following pediatric liver transplantation and acute liver failure. I lead a research group that studies all aspects of outcomes from survival to health related quality of life (HRQOL). Our research group has extensive experience examining HRQOL and cognitive outcomes in pediatric liver transplant survivors, long term complications related to immunosuppressive medications and the causes and treatment of acute liver failure. Our group has also actively involved in new trials of immunosuppression withdrawal in liver transplant recipients. I am also one of the leaders of the Pediatric Acute Liver Failure Network and lead several ancillary studies within this group.

I am the Medical Director of the Siragusa Transplant Center and provide leadership and support for the missions of the solid organ transplant programs at Lurie Children's.

I am the Associate Chair for Clinical Services for the Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Executive Leader of the Ambulatory Leadership Committee at Ann and Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital. My clinical practice includes treatment of all forms of chronic liver disease in childhood and management of children following liver transplantation. My special areas of clinical focus include acute liver failure, complications of cirrhosis and withdrawal of immunosuppression following liver transplantation.

Certifications and Licenses

Transplant Hepatology
Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
Pediatric Gastroenterology

Training Experience

1988Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital)
1990Fellowship, Univ. of Chicago Hospital

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 1985

Research interests

  • Health Services Research
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Liver Disease / Pathobiology
  • Outcome Measures
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Transplantation

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Grants 2005 2023

Research Output 1989 2019

3 Citations (Scopus)

A Phase I/IIa Trial of Intravenous Immunoglobulin Following Portoenterostomy in Biliary Atresia

and The ChiLDReN Network, Apr 1 2019, In : Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. 68, 4, p. 495-501 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biliary Atresia
Intravenous Immunoglobulins
Intravenous Infusions

A Pilot Study of the pedsPCF Item Bank as a Screening Tool for Pediatric Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy

Ohnemus, D., Neighbors, K., Sorensen, L. G., Lai, J. S. & Alonso, E. M., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hepatic Encephalopathy
Portal Hypertension
Information Systems
1 Citation (Scopus)

Bone Density in Children With Chronic Liver Disease Correlates With Growth and Cholestasis

the Childhood Liver Disease Research Network, Jan 2019, In : Hepatology. 69, 1, p. 245-257 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Alagille Syndrome
Bone Density
Intrahepatic Cholestasis
Liver Diseases
2 Citations (Scopus)

Corticosteroid Therapy for Indeterminate Pediatric Acute Liver Failure and Aplastic Anemia with Acute Hepatitis

Chapin, C. A., Horslen, S. P., Squires, J. E., Lin, H., Blondet, N., Mohammad, S. & Alonso, E. M., May 2019, In : Journal of Pediatrics. 208, p. 23-29 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acute Liver Failure
Aplastic Anemia
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Surgical Splenorenal Shunt
Portal Hypertension
Cystic Fibrosis