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Sarah H. Orkin, MD

  • Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


BA: Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, 2009.

MD: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, 2014.

Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2017.

Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2020.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2017.


Pediatric gastroenterology; nutrition

Services and Specialties



Impact of social determinants of health on gastrointestinal illnesses

Research Areas

Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition

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Food Insecurity and Pediatric Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Severity. Orkin, S; Zhao, X; Setchell, KD R; Carr, E; Arce-Clachar, AC; Bramlage, K; Huang, R; Fei, L; Beck, AF; Fawaz, R; et al. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2024; 265:113818.

Presence of Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Risk Variants is Not Associated With Histologic Severity of Pediatric NAFLD. Khan, M; Klepper, C; Orkin, S; Arce-Clachar, AC; Bramlage, K; Fei, L; Miethke, A; Kohli, R; Xanthakos, S; Mouzaki, M. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2023; 77:166-170.

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Young Children with Obesity. Klepper, C; Crimmins, NA; Orkin, S; Sun, Q; Fei, L; Xanthakos, S; Mouzaki, M. Childhood Obesity. 2023; 19:179-185.

Insight Into the Adolescent Patient Experience With Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Ley, SL; Kidwell, KM; Van Dyk, TR; Orkin, S; Odar Stough, C; Howarth, T; Goetz, AR; Xanthakos, SA; Bramlage, K; Mouzaki, M; et al. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2022; 75:88-96.

Non-Invasive Approaches to Estimate Liver Steatosis and Stiffness in Children With Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Yodoshi, T; Orkin, S; Trout, AT; Arce-Clachar, AC; Bramlage, K; Liu, C; Fei, L; Dillman, JR; Xanthakos, SA; Mouzaki, M. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2022; 74:495-502.

Body composition measured by bioelectrical impedance analysis is a viable alternative to magnetic resonance imaging in children with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Orkin, S; Yodoshi, T; Romantic, E; Hitchcock, K; Arce-Clachar, AC; Bramlage, K; Sun, Q; Fei, L; Xanthakos, SA; Trout, AT; et al. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2022; 46:378-384.

Health-Related Social Needs Facing Youth with NonAlcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Orkin, S; Yodoshi, T; Sun, Q; Fei, L; Meryum, S; Ley, S; Arce-Clachar, AC; Bramlage, K; Xanthakos, S; Kahn, R; et al. 2022; 3:e153.

Impedance-based measures of muscle mass can be used to predict severity of hepatic steatosis in pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Yodoshi, T; Orkin, S; Romantic, E; Hitchcock, K; Clachar, AC A; Bramlage, K; Sun, Q; Fei, L; Trout, AT; Xanthakos, SA; et al. Nutrition. 2021; 91-92:111447.

50 Years Ago in TheJournalofPediatrics: You Are What You Eat: "tu sei quello che mangi ". Orkin, SH; Kocoshis, SA. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2021; 232:132.

Alternative Etiologies of Liver Disease in Children With Suspected NAFLD. Yodoshi, T; Orkin, S; Arce-Clachar, AC; Bramlage, K; Xanthakos, SA; Valentino, PL; Mouzaki, M. Pediatrics. 2021; 147:e2020009829.

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