Dr. Jacob Bilhartz is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. After growing up in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Bilhartz received his bachelor’s degree from Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania in 2004. He then returned to Dallas for medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Bilhartz pursued his residency training in Pediatrics and subsequent fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology at the University of Michigan. He then completed further fellowship training in Pediatric Transplant Hepatology at Emory University & Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta from 2014-2015 prior to returning to Ann Arbor to join the faculty. He is board-certified in General Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology, and Pediatric Transplant Hepatology.
Dr. Bilhartz’s primary clinical focuses are in the pediatric hepatology and liver transplant clinics, as well as our Children's Intestinal Rehabilitation Program (ChIRP). He became the medical director of ChIRP in May of 2020. He has a specific clinical and research interest in the process of transition to adult care for pediatric patients with chronic disease or who have received a transplant. He is also involved in helping improve and standardize the care provided for patients seen across our division through participation in various different quality improvement initiatives.
Building off his experiences as a trainee here and elsewhere, he is the Pediatric Residency Educational Lead for the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology. He is also involved in helping structure the education of Pediatric GI fellows in specific areas of liver disease.