Catherine Larson-Nath

Associate Professor, Fellowship Program Director, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics


Dr. Catherine Larson-Nath joined the University of Minnesota's Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition team in 2015. She completed her medical school, residency at the University of Minnesota where she also stayed on for an extra year as a chief resident. She then completed her fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin before returning to the University of Minnesota.
At the University of Minnesota Dr. Larson-Nath started the multidisciplinary intestinal rehabilitation program which she currently leads. She also initiated and continues to run nutrition focused rounds in the Neonatal and Cardiac Intensive Care Units. In addition to these clinical programs Dr. Larson-Nath serves as the Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition fellowship program director. Dr. Larson-Nath's research interests include body composition assessment and nutritional management of children with chronic disease. She is interested in validation and optimization of bedside body composition tools and better understanding the relationship between nutritional provision, body composition and short and long term growth, developmental, and clinical outcomes.

Clinical Summary

Intestinal Rehabilitation; Short Bowel Syndrome; Nutritional Support; General Gastroenterology


MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Residency in Pediatrics,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition,
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, West Virginia, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Pediatric Gastroenterology , American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

Excellence in Service, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2024)
M Physicians Clinical Excellence Honor, M Physicians (2022)
GME Clinical Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2023)
Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors", Minnesota Monthly Magazine
Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors”, Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors”
Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition”, Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine



Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-201
Minneapolis, MN 55454