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Director, GI Fellowship Program

GI Director, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team 

Medical Director, A4S

Physician, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

513-636-4415

Board Certified

"I embrace a team approach to care. I believe my patients and families are a part of that care team."

My Biography & Research

Biography

As a pediatric gastroenterologist, I specialize in children with feeding difficulties and eosinophilic esophagitis, a chronic immune system disease. I work with the interdisciplinary feeding team at Cincinnati Children's. We help children overcome their feeding problems.

My lifelong interest in science led me to become a doctor. I chose medicine because it let me solve problems and help children. I found pediatric gastroenterology appealing as it encompasses so many aspects of children’s lives, including nutrition.

I embrace a team approach to care. I believe my patients and families are a part of that care team. As an educator and the fellowship training director for the Division of Gastroenterology, I teach future doctors how to use the team model.

My research interests focus on pureed feeding by G-tube diets and aerodigestive disorders.

In my free time, I love to exercise and spend time with my family. We like to travel to warm places where we can scuba dive.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric gastroenterology; feeding disorders; aerodigestive

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Gastroenterology GI, Feeding and Swallowing Problems, Aerodigestive and Sleep, Aerodigestive and Esophageal

Research Divisions

Gastroenterology

My Locations

My Education

MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2002.

Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.

Master's of Medical Education: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

My Publications

GER characteristics after fundoplication in children with aerodigestive disorders. Anand, I; Pentiuk, S; Garza, J; Su, W; Fei, L; Kaul, A. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2020; 55:456-460.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Children With Complex Airway Disease. Pentiuk, S; Putnam, PE. Kendig's Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children. : Elsevier; Elsevier; 2019.

77 - Feeding and Swallowing Disorders. Miller, CK; Maybee, J; Prager, J; Pentiuk, S. Kendig's Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children. : Elsevier; Elsevier; 2019.

Integrating Psychological Screening Into Medical Care for Youth With Abdominal Pain. Cunningham, NR; Moorman, E; Brown, CM; Mallon, D; Chundi, PK; Mara, CA; Pentiuk, S; Lynch-Jordan, AM; Dykes, DM H; Elfers, J; et al. Pediatrics. 2018; 142:e20172876-e20172876.

Structure and Functions of Pediatric Aerodigestive Programs: A Consensus Statement. Boesch, RP; Balakrishnan, K; Acra, S; Benscoter, DT; Cofer, SA; Collaco, JM; Dahl, JP; Daines, CL; DeAlarcon, A; DeBoer, EM; et al. Pediatrics. 2018; 141:e20171701-e20171701.

Development of the Aim to Decrease Anxiety and Pain Treatment for Pediatric Functional Abdominal Pain Disorders. Cunningham, NR; Nelson, S; Jagpal, A; Moorman, E; Farrell, M; Pentiuk, S; Kashikar-Zuck, S. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2018; 66:16-20.

A Procedural and Educational Experience Following Creation of an Advanced Pediatric Endoscopy Service. Mezoff, EA; Lin, TK; Kaul, A; Kocoshis, S; Putnam, P; Pentiuk, S. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2017; 64:e96-e99.

Newly developed and validated eosinophilic esophagitis histology scoring system and evidence that it outperforms peak eosinophil count for disease diagnosis and monitoring. Collins, MH; Martin, LJ; Alexander, ES; Boyd, JT; Sheridan, R; He, H; Pentiuk, S; Putnam, PE; Abonia, JP; Mukkada, VA; et al. Diseases of the Esophagus. 2017; 30:n/a-n/a.

Imaging button battery ingestions and insertions in children: a 15-year single-center review. Pugmire, BS; Lin, TK; Pentiuk, S; de Alarcon, A; Hart, CK; Trout, AT. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2017; 47:178-185.

A retrospective review of cyproheptadine for feeding intolerance in children less than three years of age: effects and side effects. Merhar, SL; Pentiuk, SP; Mukkada, VA; Meinzen-Derr, J; Kaul, A; Butler, DR. Acta Paediatrica: promoting child health. 2016; 105:967-970.