Christophe Faure , M.D.
    Christophe Faure
    Research Axis
    Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health Axis
    Research Theme
    Pediatric gastro-intestinal and liver diseases
    CHUSJ - Centre de Recherche

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    • Physician, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, CHU Sainte-Justine.
    • Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Montreal.


    • MD, Université Paris V, 1990.
    • Specialization in Pediatrics, Université Paris VII, 1990.
    • Specialization in Developmental Physiology, Université Paris V, 1987.

    Research Interests

    The enteric nervous system plays a key role in digestive motility and in visceral sensitivity. Our research activity is mainly directed towards the adaptation capacity of the enteric nervous system to physiological events (postnatal adaptation) or pathological events (colonic inflammation). We also study events occurring very early in life (neonatal period) which may induce long term modifications of the enteric nervous system into adulthood.

    Our current work concerns the role and the regulation of the expression of PSA-NCAM, a neuronal adhesion molecule, in the enteric nervous system. Our clinical research activity objective is to describe the clinical and functional aspects (by manometry, barostat or non invasive techniques) and to understand the pathophysiology of congenital (esophageal atresia, postocclusive enteropathy after intestinal atresia repair, Hirschsprung disease, chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction) or acquired (infection of enteric nervous system, gastroesophageal reflux, functional gastrointestinal disorders) pathologies in children.


    • Depression, Anxiety and Quality of Life are not Correlated to Colonic 5-HT Alterations in Children With IBS and FAP. Joint International Meeting on Neurogastroenterology, Boston, USA, August 27-29, 2010.
    • Endoscopic Features in Esophageal Atresia: From Birth to Adulthood. First International Workshop on Esophageal Atresia, Lille, France, May 27, 2010.
    • Serotonin Signalling is Altered in Irritable Bowel Syndrome but not in Functional Dyspepsia in Children. Digestive Diseases Week, New Orleans, USA, May 1-6, 2010.
    • Lessons from Visceral Hypersensitivity in Children: A Clue to Understand IBS in Adults? GI Grand Round, Burlington University Hospital, University of Vermont, USA, November 18, 2008.
    • Post-Infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Europaediatrics Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, June 16, 2008.

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