Faculty Details

Yoram Elitsur, MD




Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition


Yoram Elitsur MD joined the Department of Pediatrics at Marshall University in 1990. He attended medical school at Haddasha Medical School in Jerusalem, Israel where he also completed his pediatric residency training. He did his pediatric Gastroenterology fellowship at Children's Hospital of Buffalo and a further research fellowship at Wayne State University, where he stayed on as an attending for several years. Here at Marshall, he has served as Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and as Associate Chair of Research.

Dr. Elitsur has had a long and distinguished career in clinical research. He has authored more than 110 articles and has received 20 external grants. He is a member of the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR). He is a regular reviewer for more than a dozen academic journals. More than 50 of Yoram's publications are co-authored with pediatric housestaff or medical students. His primary clinical and research interests focus on Helicobacter pylori, inflammatory bowel and celiac disease. Dr Elitsur is fluent in both Hebrew and English. He is a Board-certified pediatrician, with subspecialty certification in Pediatric Gastroenterology and a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, the Society of Pediatric Research and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

Honors & Memberships

  • Member - American Gastroenterological Association
  • Member - Society of Pediatric Research
  • Member - North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


  • Board Certified: American Board of Pediatrics, subspecialty certification in Gastroenterology

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Haddasha Medical School (Jerusalem, Israel)
  • Residency: Soroka Medical Center - Pediatrics (Beersheba, Israel)
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Buffalo - Pediatric Gastroenterology (Buffalo, N.Y.)
  • Fellowship: Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center (Detroit, Mich.)