Ryo Hotta, MD, PhD

Ryo presenting work from our laboratory at the 2019 American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society meeting in Chicago, IL.

Ryo is a faculty member in the Pediatric Surgical Research Laboratories at MGH. He has been working with Dr. Goldstein since 2012, first as a postdoctoral fellow and now as a faculty colleague. He leads several research projects, manages the laboratory, and helps trainees in the lab.


MD, Jikei University School of Medicine (Japan)
PhD, University of Melbourne (Australia)

Current project

Ryo is pursuing potential use of neuronal progenitor cells isolated from the bowel to treat neurointestinal disorders. This project involves use of both large and small animal models to evaluate cellular transplantation techniques.

Other interests

Ryo is a father of three children. He is a committed driveway goalie to help his son improve as an ice hockey player. He also enjoys cooking, swimming, and hiking with his wife and daughters.