Maheen Ahmed Hassan, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Maheen Ahmed Hassan, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics

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Pediatric Gastroenterology



Locations and Contact

Glassrock Building

Glassrock Building
2521 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 916-734-3112

Shriners Hospital for Children

Shriners Hospital for Children
2425 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Clinic Phone: 916-453-2180

Clinic Fax: 916-453-2373

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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

It is my goal to provide the best, evidence driven care for your child. I will spend time with you and listen to gain an understanding of your child's medical experience. Then, working together with you, your family, and if needed, with other medical professionals, I will devise a plan for optimal care. If that involves procedures for your child, it is my priority to keep your child as comfortable as possible.

In addition, I believe in treating the child holistically. Often, the child has been experiencing GI issues for a prolonged period of time and this can have mental and emotional impacts. It is important for me to address psychological needs in conjunction with the GI issues.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Hassan is a pediatric gastroenterologist specialized in neurogastrointestinal motility. Her clinical interests include swallowing disorders, gastroesophageal reflux, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and Hirschsprung’s Disease. She has clinical expertise in managing patients in multidisciplinary settings and has had an active role in aerodigestive and colorectal centers in former institutions.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Hassan's research interests include swallowing disorders and constipation. Her past research focused on diagnostic techniques in eosinophilic esophagitis, specifically in measuring esophageal compliance and correlating that to symptoms and molecular markers of inflammation. She has also been involved in studying how virtual reality modules on diaphragmatic breathing can help treat functional constipation.


Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.S., Bioengineering, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 2009

Medical School

M.D., UC Irvine, Irvine CA 2011


Pediatrics, UC San Francisco, San Francisco and Oakland CA 2011-2012


Pediatrics, UC San Francisco, San Francisco and Oakland CA 2012-2014


Pediatric Gastroenterology, UC San Diego, San Diego CA 2014-2017


Pediatric Neurogastrointestinal Motility, UC San Diego, San Diego CA 2017-2018

Fellow of the Year Award, UC San Diego, 2016

Theodorou CM, Jackson JE, Stokes SC, Pivetti CD, Kumar P, Paxton ZJ, Matsukuma KE, Yamashiro KJ, Reynaga L, Hyllen AA, de Lorimier AJ, Hassan M, Wang A, Farmer DL, Saadai P. Early investigations into improving bowel and bladder function in fetal ovine myelomeningocele repair. J Pediatr Surg. 2022 May;57(5):941-948. doi:10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2021.12.046. Epub 2022 Jan 13. PMID:35093254.

Williamson P, Proudfoot J, Gharibans A, Dohil L, Newbury R, Barsamian J, Hassan M, Rawson R, Katzka D, Kurten R, Dohil R, Mousa H, Aceves S. Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1 as a Marker of Esophageal Functional Changes in Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2022 Jan;20(1):57-64.e3. doi:10.1016/j.cgh.2020.09.040. Epub 2020 Sep 30. PMID:33007513.

Hsu D, Martin B, Forgó E, Greene E, Hassan M, Bass D. Tough to Swallow: Dysphagia in a Child with an Aberrant Left Subclavian Artery. Dig Dis Sci. 2021 Sep;66(9):2882-2887. doi:10.1007/s10620-020-06777-3. Epub 2021 Jan 12. PMID:33433797.

Herdes RE, Cagil Y, Namjoshi S, Hassan M. Initial Presentation of a Pediatric Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction Episode After SARS-CoV-2 Virus (COVID-19) Infection. JPGN Rep. 2021 Apr 12;2(2):e059. doi:10.1097/PG9.0000000000000059. PMID:34192292.

Hsu D, Khalsa UK, Hassan M, Sandborg CI, Namjoshi SS. Early Intervention and Resolution of Pediatric Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Pediatric Case Report. JPGN Rep. 2021 Feb;2(1):e041. doi:10.1097/PG9.0000000000000041.

August S, Landisch T, Hassan M, Wall JK. Per Oral Pyloromyotomy for Treatment of Gastroparesis in a Pediatric Patient. JPGN Rep. 2021;2(2):e054. doi:10.1097/PG9.0000000000000054.

Martin M, Holmes S, Sim J, Hassan M, Mathew R, Bensen R, Barakat M. Foregone Inclusion: Neonatal CMV Hepatitis and Cholestasis. Dig Dis Sci. 2019 Nov;64(11):3092-3095. doi:10.1007/s10620-019-05691-7. PMID:31187327.

Hassan M, Aceves S, Dohil R, Gharibans A, Newbury R, Proudfoot J, Mousa H. Esophageal Compliance Quantifies Epithelial Remodeling in Pediatric Patients With Eosinophilic Esophagitis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 Apr;68(4):559-565. doi:10.1097/MPG.0000000000002202. PMID:30418408.

Mousa H, Krishnan U, Hassan M, Dall'Oglio L, Rosen R, Gottrand F, Faure C. How to Care for Patients with EA-TEF: The Known and the Unknown. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2017 Nov 25;19(12):65. doi:10.1007/s11894-017-0605-6. PMID:29177550.

Mousa H, Hassan M. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2017 Jun;64(3):487-505. doi:10.1016/j.pcl.2017.01.003. PMID:28502434.