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St. Luke's Children's Intestinal Rehabilitation

St. Luke’s Children’s Intestinal Rehabilitation provides management and long-term follow up for children and families enduring complex intestinal disorders, including short bowel syndrome and intestinal failure. Our team consists of gastroenterology, surgery, and nutritional experts. Together with patients and families, we work toward a common goal of improving your child’s growth, development, productivity, and longevity.

We see patients on the third Thursday of every month.


  • Nutrition Services for Children


    Joanna M. Bork RD, LD specializes in working with infants and children with short bowel syndrome. She enjoys personalizing nutrition regimens and is passionate about helping to improve her patients' quality of life.

    Joanna has a wide range of experience, including neonatal nutrition, pediatric nutrition, failure to thrive, nutrition support and outpatient counseling for a variety of nutritional needs. Initially hired as an adult inpatient dietitian, she soon realized her true love was providing nutritional assistance to younger patients. During her time at St. Luke's, she has served pediatric, PICU and NICU patients, and implemented dietetic services in our NICU.


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  • Pediatric Gastroenterology


    Tyler Burpee, MD specializes in the management of both common and complex childhood digestive conditions. He is the medical director of St. Luke’s intestinal rehabilitation program that cares for children with short bowel syndrome and intestinal failure. He also has a special interest in celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

    Dr. Burpee is passionate about child advocacy and currently serves as president of the Idaho Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has published multiple research papers and book chapters regarding inflammatory bowel disease, infectious diarrhea, and autoimmune liver disease.

    Originally from Boise, Dr. Burpee earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Dartmouth College, graduating with honors. While at Dartmouth, he was a member of the varsity crew team. After medical school and pediatrics residency training at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Burpee worked as a general pediatrician for two years with the Indian Health Service on the Navajo reservation in Chinle, Arizona. Next, he trained under world-renowned experts in pediatric gastroenterology during his fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine. He also served as an attending physician at Seattle Children's Hospital before moving back to Boise.

    In his free time, Dr. Burpee enjoys skiing, running, mountain biking, and adventuring with his wife and two children.


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  • Biography

    Allyson Reynolds, NP is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Her professional interests include pediatric short bowel syndrome and intestinal failure. Several years ago, she started the pediatric intestinal rehabilitation clinic in conjunction with pediatric gastroenterology and continues to co-manage the clinic today. Allyson is passionate about advancing St. Luke's pediatric enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program, the first pediatric program of its kind in Idaho. As part of this initiative, she developed a protocol to improve surgical outcomes, decrease the need for pain medications, and decrease length of stay. 

    Allyson works closely with patients and their families to understand the physical and emotional stress that a surgery or hospitalization can cause on the family system. She often talks with parents about coping skills, mindfulness, and emotional support and helps to arrange counseling for families after hospital discharge.

    Allyson earned bachelor's degrees in nursing from Idaho State University and zoology and psychology from the University of Idaho. She received a master's degree in nursing from Idaho State University. Allyson has also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia working in rural health and nutrition. She continues to travel annually to developing nations (Peru, Bolivia, Honduras, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Liberia, Ghana, etc.) to work in communities with limited access to primary care. 

    In her free time, Allyson loves spending time in the Idaho wilderness with her family. 


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