Philosophy of Care
As a pediatric gastroenterologist, I enjoy building a partnership with my patients, their families, and the other members of their health care team in order to work together to improve his or her health over time.
I understand families are often quite worried and overwhelmed by the time they come to see me for evaluation. I strive to provide evidence-based care rooted in the medical literature.
I am honored to have the opportunity to guide my patients and their families through the diagnostic and treatment journey.
Dr. Haas is a pediatric gastroenterologist providing specialized care for children with a variety of intestinal and liver diseases including inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, constipation, feeding disorders, abdominal pain, and nutritional disorders. She has a special interest in short bowel syndrome and intestinal failure.
Dr. Haas has an interest in improving quality of care and patient engagement particularly among pediatric populations with chronic illnesses.
Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
M.D., University of California Irvine, Irvine CA, 2010
B.S., University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA, 2006
Internship: Pediatrics, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA, 2010-2011
Pediatrics, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA, 2011-2013
Pediatric Gastroenterology, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Palo Alto CA, 2013-2016
American Board of Pediatrics,
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology,
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
American Academy of Pediatrics
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)
Honors and Awards
Alice Litman Moss Pediatric Resident Teaching Award, UCLA, 2013
NASPGHAN Teaching and Tomorrow Program Travel Award, 2011
James McClure Award for Highest Honors in Clinical and Academic Excellence, UC Irvine Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2010
Van Den Noort Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Neurosciences, UC Irvine, 2010
Junior Alpha Omega Alpha Inductee, 2009
American Pediatric Society/Society for Pediatric Research (APS/SPR) Student Research Program Travel Award, 2008
UC Irvine School of Medicine Basic Sciences Certificate of Excellence, 2007, 2008
UC Irvine School of Medicine Physiology Departmental Award, 2007
John Wasmuth Prize for Medical Genetics, UC Irvine, 2007
Select Recent Publications
Haas K, Martin A, Park KT. 2017. “Text Message Intervention (TEACH) Improves Quality of Life and Patient Activation in Celiac Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” J Pediatrics. 185: 62-67
Haas K, Rubesova E, Bass D. 2016 “The Role of Imaging in the Evaluation of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: How Much is too Much?” World Journal of Radiology. 8(2): 124-131
Haas K, Martin B, Martin M, Kerner J. 2016 “Intractable Diarrhea in Two Brothers: Late Diagnosis of Tufting Enteropathy in Adolescence.” Digestive Diseases and Science. 61(2): 381-383
aas K, Longacre T, Castillo RO. 2017 “Adenovirus Hepatic Abscess: A Novel Source of Fever of Unknown Origin in a Pediatric Liver Transplant Patient.” Digestive Diseases and Science. 62(4):871-873
Lau AH, Vitalone M, Haas K, Shawler T, Esquivel CO, Berquist WE, Martinez OM, Castillo RO, Krams SM. 2016. “Mass Cytometry Reveals a Distinct Immunoprofile of Operational Tolerance in Pediatric Liver Transplantation.” Pediatric Transplant. 20(8):1072-1080
Min S, Le-Carlson M, Singh N, Nylund C, Gebbia J, Haas K, Lo S, Mann N, Melmed G, Rabizadeh S, Dubinsky M. 2013 “Video Capsule Endoscopy Impacts Decision Making in Pediatric IBD: A Single Tertiary Care Center Experience.” Inflammatory Bowel Disease 19(10): 2139-45
Haas K, Lu Q, Evans S, Tsao J, Zeltzer L. 2011 “The Relationship Between Resting Blood Pressure and Laboratory Induced Pain among Healthy Children.” Gender Medicine 8(6): 388-398