His main clinical interest is within pediatric nutrition, including both enteral and parenteral nutritional supplementation. He also has a specific interest in celiac disease in childhood. Dr. Vanderpool is currently participating in clinical research within intestinal failure and short bowel syndrome, including innovative medical therapies and alternate lipid emulsions for parenteral nutrition.
Dr. Vanderpool is participating in a multi-center study on the use of teduglutide for treatment of children with intestinal failure. This is a daily medicine that may help improve intestinal absorption of fluid and nutrition.