Laurie Conklin, MD Gastroenterologist

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Awards and Recognition:

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Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Gastroenterology

National Provider ID: 1811034911

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Outside Interests

  • QOL Medical 
  • Reveragen 



Laurie Conklin, MD, is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Children's National Health System. She is a diplomat of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American Gastrointestinal Association, North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, and Hepatology and Nutrition and American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Conklin has authored or co-authored numerous abstracts and peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Conklin completed a research fellowship at Johns Hopkins University where she studied the lymphocyte transport of 6-mercaptopurine, a medication used to treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Dr. Conklin’s special clinical interests are IBD and abdominal pain. She sees patients with all general gastrointestinal disease.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Gastroenterology, 2008
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2005
    New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • MD, 2001
    New York Medical College
  • BA, 1995
    College of the Holy Cross
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Laurie Conklin

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Jared D.'s Story

Eighteen months after Christopher and Julie Dobry had their son Jared, they noticed something was not right. He was experiencing intense stomach discomfort and digestive issues that seemed to only worsen over time. For years afterward, they traveled from doctor to doctor trying to find the right diagnosis.

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Jack's Story

I know exactly how you are feeling! Our baby boy was very sick and no one could figure out what was wrong.



Analyzing Serum Uncovers 21 Biomarkers Sensitive to Daily Corticosteroids

Using a Somascan proteomics assay – which simultaneously analyzes 1,129 proteins in a small volume of serum – a team led by Children’s National Health System researchers identified 21 biomarkers that respond to corticosteroids taken daily by children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and inflammatory bowel disease.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Cystic fibrosis presenting as recurrent pancreatitis in a young child with a normal sweat test and pancreas divisum a case report

(2008) Journal of Medical Case Reports

Digestive Disease Week 2007

(2007) Medical Malpractice in Gastroenterology: Using the PIAA Claims Database.

Distinct cytokine patterns identified from multiplex profiles of murine DSS and TNBSinduced colitis

(2008) Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Downregulation of sodium transporters and NHERF proteins in IBD patients and mouse colitis models Potential contributors to IBD-associated diarrhea

(2008) Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Medical malpractice in gastroenterology

(2008) Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

New serological biomarkers of inflammatory bowel disease

(2008) World Journal of Gastroenterology

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition Conference

(2006) Compound Heterozygous Cystic Fibrosis Presenting as Pancreatitis in a 4-Year-Old Girl with Pancreas Divisum and Normal Sweat Test

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition Conference

(2006) Pityriasis Rosea-like Skin Eruptions During Infliximab Treatment

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition Conference

(2008) Nissen Fundoplication for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Patients with Food Allergies

The patterns of relapse in osteosarcoma the Memorial Sloan Kettering experience

(2004) Pediatric Blood and Cancer

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Laurie Conklin, MD