Catherine Larson-Nath, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Catherine Larson-Nath

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-1133

Fax 612-626-0639

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

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Fellowship Program Director and Faculty Member, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition

MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Residency in Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


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.

Awards & Recognition

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition” (2019, 2021)
  • Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors” (2017-2019, 2021)


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Gastroenterology 

Clinical Interests

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



View Dr. Larson-Nath's talk on Diet Trends: What is the evidence