Research and Publications

The Esophageal and Airway Treatment (EAT) Program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is dedicated to research that improves health care outcomes.

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s EAT program maintains a database to closely track short-term and long-term clinical outcomes. Our program is also helping to develop a national database registry to track and standardize outcomes across the United States.

Additionally, our program is part of a consortium of esophageal referral programs studying the use of magnet-based esophageal growth and anastomosis for cases involving long gap esophageal atresia and severe esophageal strictures. 

The EAT program is led by Jason Smithers, M.D., whose research topics include:

  • Aortopexy
  • Tracheopexy
  • Foker process
  • Jejunal interposition
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Esophageal strictures
  • Esophageal injury

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