Katja Kovacic, MD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Pediatric Neurogastroenterology, Motility & Autonomic Disorders Program at Children’s Wisconsin hospital. She serves as the Director of Pediatric GI Motility and Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) programs. Through the CVS program, she evaluates complex nausea and vomiting disorders referred from across the U.S. and internationally. She has also established a non-invasive neurostimulation program using auricular neurostimulation and directs a multi-center registry using this therapy.
Dr. Kovacic is active in clinical research with focus on pediatric functional nausea and vomiting disorders. She is funded by the NIH through a mentored career grant for her research on neurostimulation therapy and characterization of patients with chronic nausea. She has received several prominent research awards, including the 2017 NASPGHAN Balistreri Prize for Excellence in Research, the 2018 International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders Pediatric Scientist award and the 2019 NASPGHAN Neurogastroenterology & Motility Abstract Award.
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