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 US, 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. Further, 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 South East Eosinophilic Disease (SEED) Center. Finally, 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 inflammatory bowel disease 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


  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Advanced Life Saving
Professional Scientific Societies
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • American Society of Microbiology
  • American Medical Association
  • National Medical Association

  • Resident Excellence Award
  • American Association of Medical Schools Resident of the Year, Emory University School of Medicin
  • Frederick Fitzgerald Tisdall Award Janssen Pharmaceutical Inc., Research Award

Professional Interests
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • H. pylori associated gastroduodenal disease, particularly as it pertains to children

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.