Michael Bates

Michael D Bates MD, PhD


Dr. Bates treats children with digestive system, liver, or nutritional problems, including:

  • Bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract
  • Chronic abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Chronic constipation
  • Chronic or severe diarrhea
  • Food allergies or intolerances
  • Severe or complicated gastroesophageal reflux disease (reflux or GERD)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Short bowel syndrome
  • Liver disease
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Pancreatic insufficiency (including cystic fibrosis) and pancreatitis
  • Nutritional problems (including malnutrition, failure to thrive, and obesity)
  • Feeding disorders

Medical Experience:

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio

Dr. Bates was also a member of the Division of Developmental Biology and had a research lab focusing on development of the digestive system. He also collaborated with the Colorectal Center for Children on the genetics and clinical care of patients born with anorectal malformations.


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Medical Scientist Training Program, Duke University
  • William Cooper Procter Pediatric Research Scholar, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • American Digestive Health Foundation, Industry Research Scholar Award
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Young Faculty Investigator Award
  • World Congress of Pediatric gastroenterology and Hepatology and Nutrition, Young Investigator Travel Award
  • Presenter at the Pediatric Colorectal Workshop 2009, in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, on the genetics of Hirschsprung disease and how to counsel families whose children are affected.
Medical School: 
Duke University School of Medicine
Board Certification: 
American Board of Pediatrics -Ped Gastroenterology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Specialty/Care Focus:

Primary Location

11 Vanderbilt Park Drive
Asheville, NC 28803
United States
(828) 213-1740
(828) 213-1742