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Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Board Certified

My Biography & Research


My love for taking care of each patient as a unique person is what excites me about my career. I like the relationships we develop with families of patients with chronic disease, and by the goal of making children healthier.

As a pediatric gastroenterologist, I care for children and adolescents with intestinal failure, short gut syndrome and pediatric special-needs nutritional disorders. In addition to my pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology training, I have an additional year of training that focused on advanced pediatric nutrition at Cincinnati Children’s. I’m also involved in research studies on micronutrient deficiencies.

In my practice, I strive for excellence in care to bring the child’s life as close to normal as possible, despite the chronic illness. I believe that every patient deserves their own specific approach to care. We should address all biological, behavioral and psychosocial issues related to the disease process to provide excellent care.

I am honored to be part of the team that received the Clinical Care Team Achievement Award in 2019 — The Intestinal Care Center. I was the first trainee at the Cincinnati Children’s advanced pediatric nutrition fellowship program. I am currently the at-large director of the National Board of Nutrition Support Certification.

When I’m not helping patients, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my kids and husband. I am originally from Brazil, and I speak Portuguese. I usually travel to Brazil at least once a year.

Clinical Interests

Intestinal failure; pediatric nutrition; pediatric feeding disorders

Research Interests

Pediatric nutrition

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Gastroenterology GI, Feeding and Swallowing Problems, Intestinal Disorders, Gastroenterology

My Locations

My Education

MD: Universidade Federal do Ceara, Brazil, 2007.

Residency: Pediatrics, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, 2010.

Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2016.

Advanced Fellowship: Advanced Pediatric Nutrition, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2017.

My Publications

50 Years Ago in THE JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS: Refeeding Syndrome Now and Then. Oliveira, S. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2020; 220:206-206.

Murine Methyl Donor Deficiency Impairs Early Growth in Association with Dysmorphic Small Intestinal Crypts and Reduced Gut Microbial Community Diversity. Alves Da Silva, AV; De Castro Oliveira, SB; Di Rienzi, SC; Brown-Steinke, K; Dehan, LM; Rood, JK; Carreira, VS; Le, H; Maier, EA; Betz, KJ; et al. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2019; 3.

Insights into medical management of pediatric intestinal failure. Oliveira, SB; Cole, CR. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 2018; 27:256-260.

50 Years Ago in THE JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS: Do We Know How to Treat Kwashiorkor?. Oliveira, SB. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2018; 196:167-167.

Incidental inflammatory adenoma with -catenin activation in the setting of paediatric NASH. Oliveira, S; Samba, AK; Towbin, AJ; Gupta, A; Geller, JI; Nathan, JD; Kohli, R. Pediatric Obesity. 2018; 13:70-73.

Diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease in children. Oliveira, SB; Monteiro, IM. BMJ: British Medical Journal. 2017; 357:j2083-j2083.