Katherine E. McGoogan, MD


Primary Office

Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville 807 Children's Way Jacksonville, FL 32207 Appointment: (904) 697-3600

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

I grew up in Wellsville, NY, south of Buffalo. My first mentor was my mother who was a pediatric nurse practitioner. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved the outdoors and animals, and knew at a young age that I wanted to work in biology. My focus within GI is hepatology, and I’ve always been fascinated by the complexity of the liver.

Why I Treat Children

I’m passionate about improving the overall quality of life for children with chronic medical conditions. It’s rewarding to have the chance to impact a child’s life at an early age, and prevent problems down the line. Also, I love interacting with people, and medicine gives me the chance to meet new people – kids and parents – every day.

How I Try to Make A Difference

I volunteer at Camp Boggy Creek – a camp for chronically ill kids.

Education & Training


  • Pediatric Gastroenterology - University of Florida College of Medicine, 2011

Internship Residency

  • Pediatrics - Duke University Medical Center, 2008

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - University of Miami School of Medicine, 2005

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Gastroenterology

Awards & Recognition

  • 2015 Best Doctors in America

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • AmeriGroup GA MCAID HMO JAX/GA
  • AmeriGroup GA PeachCare For Kids Jax/GA
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Florida Medicare
  • Georgia Medicaid/Georgia Better Health/Peachcare
  • HealthSmart Health Plans PPO
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Prime Health Services PPO Specialty Florida
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO

  • Celiac Disease
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Feeding Disorders
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Research Activities

My research interests are liver-related. Although I’m not the principal investigator, I’m helping with research regarding non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and awaiting FDA-approval for an IV- lipid for nutrition to prevent liver disease.

Medical Interests

  • Hepatology
  • Intestinal rehabilitation

  • Energy- and protein-enriched formula improves weight gain in infants with malnutrition due to cardiac and noncardiac etiologies.; JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition; (2022).

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  • A mutation in SLC37A4 causes a dominantly inherited congenital disorder of glycosylation characterized by liver dysfunction.; American journal of human genetics; (2021).

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  • Neonatal gastric lactobezoar: management with N-acetylcysteine.; Case reports in pediatrics; (2012).

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  • Development of optimized AAV3 serotype vectors: mechanism of high-efficiency transduction of human liver cancer cells.; Gene therapy; (2011).

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  • High-efficiency transduction of liver cancer cells by recombinant adeno-associated virus serotype 3 vectors. ; Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE; (2011).

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  • Herpes simplex virus hepatitis in infants: clinical outcomes and correlates of disease severity.; The Journal of pediatrics; (2011).

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  • Performance of the AST-to-platelet ratio index as a noninvasive marker of fibrosis in pediatric patients with chronic viral hepatitis.; Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition; (2010).

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  • Human hepatocyte growth factor receptor is a cellular coreceptor for adeno-associated virus serotype 3.; Human gene therapy; (2010).

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