Benjamin Gold, M.D., F.A.C.G., F.A.A.P.

Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Scottish Rite

GI Care for Kids, LLC.
Atlanta, GA

Biography Since arriving in Atlanta in 1993, Dr. Gold vigorously pursued his research interests in H. pylori-associated gastroduodenal disease, particularly as it pertains to the pediatric population. He was actively involved in NIH-funded studies of the impact, transmission, and epidemiology of H. pylori in children living in the U.S., as well as in other countries and the impact of this gastric pathogen in underserved populations in the world (Bolivia, Guatemala, Tanzania). Dr. Gold is a national leader in the pursuit of critical questions regarding the epidemiology and pathobiology as well as long-term outcomes of acid-related diseases in children, in particular, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other esophageal disease (i.e. Eosinophilic Esophagitis, EoE). Dr. Gold continues to advance our understanding of pediatric GERD by undertaking and spearheading a number of multicenter, multinational, clinical, and epidemiological trials in children. His particular interest is in the natural history of GERD, its epidemiology, association with asthma (ie, extra-esophageal GERD), and risk factor characterization for disease prevention.

He has advised multicenter collaborative groups and led key clinical trials designed to test new agents for the treatment of EoE. In addition, he is the Research Director for the SouthEast Eosinophilic Disease (SEED) Center. Dr. Gold has pursued his interest in infectious causes of inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract by studying inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and the role of both infectious pathogens and normal flora in the gastrointestinal tract in modulating disease. He is a co-investigator of multiple national pediatric IBD consortia and he is involved in characterizing the gut microflora and its relationship diet and the development of IBD.

Education and Training Medical Degree: George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Residency: Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada Pediatric Gastroenterology, Research Institute, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada


  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
Professional Scientific Societies
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Gastroenterology Association. Fellow
  • American College of Gastroenterology, Fellow 
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • American Society of Microbiology
  • National Medical Association

Publications / Presentations
Selected journal articles authored/co-authored by this physician are available at the National Library of Medicine's online resource PubMed.

  • Bernie Marcus Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine: Endowed Chair, 2006-2009
  • Autism Society of America, Greater Georgia Chapter: Hero for Autism, 2008-2009
  • Top Doctors of Atlanta, Atlanta Magazine, 2010-2014
  • Best Doctors in America, 2010, 2013-2014
  • Patient's Choice Award, 2011-2013
  • Top Doctors of the United States, US News and World Report, 2011
  • Atlanta Super Doctors®, 2012
  • Guide to America's Top Pediatricians, Consumer's Research Council of America, 2012
  • Castle Connolly Medical Ltd: Top Doctor, 2013
  • America's Top Pediatricians, 2014


Professional Interests
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and other esophageal disorders
  • Extra-esophageal GERD
  • Aerodigestive disease
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Probiotics and microbiome as it relates to inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract
  • H. pylori associated gastroduodenal disease, particularly as it pertains to children; epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment 

Privileges Egleston
Scottish Rite

Additional Information

Dr. Gold was previously a Marcus Chair of Pediatric Gastroenterology, a tenured Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology and the Director of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Gold was also Chief of Gastroenterology Service and Medical Director of the Gastrointestinal Diagnostics and Endoscopy Laboratory at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, at Egleston.