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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


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


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


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.