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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

Clinical Divisions

Gastroenterology GI, Feeding and Swallowing Problems, Intestinal Disorders

Research Divisions


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

Hematite Ingestion in Pediatrics: Risk of Iron Poisoning. Klepper, C; Oliveira, SB. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2020; Publish Ahead of Print.

50 Years Ago in THE JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS: Infantile Diarrhea. Amevor, AA; Oliveira, SB. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2020; 225:213-213.

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.